Go Back
+ servings
Molten Chocolate Mousse Cake broken open to see soft centre

Easy Molten Mousse Chocolate Cake

A different kind of molten chocolate cake where the inside maintains a chocolate mouse-like luscious texture. Indulgent, impressive and totally delicious.
Course Dessert
Keyword chocolate
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 461 kcal
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 3 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 7 ounces chopped good quality chocolate I use dark chocolate with at least a 50% cocoa content
  • 4 large or extra large egg yolks
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 large or extra large egg whites
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  1. Use butter to well grease 4 eight ounce ramekins or custard cups. Dust the insides of the greased cups with granulated white sugar and then cocoa and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. Melt the butter and chocolate together over very low heat or in a double boiler.
  4. Cool to almost room temperature.
  5. Using an electric mixer, beat together the egg yolks and 4 tbsp sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Gently fold the egg yolk and chocolate mixtures together.
  7. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg whites and 1 tbsp sugar to soft peaks.As gently as possible fold the whipped egg whites through the chocolate mixture until they are fully blended. Gentle folding is what is important here so that the egg whites do not deflate.
  8. Spoon batter into the prepared baking cups, place them on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. (My oven only takes 10 minutes.)
  9. Cool for 2 minutes before inverting each dessert onto a serving plate and gently removing the baking cup. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or fresh berries.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Molten Mousse Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 229mg76%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 680IU14%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.