Molten Chocolate Cupcakes square


Easy Molten Chocolate Cupcakes are a chocolate lovers dream. Rich fudgy chocolate cake, liquid chocolate center, done in 20! It's one decadent dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keywords chocolate, cupcakes, dessert, easy recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 309 kcal
Author Linda Warren


  • 1 cup butter
  • 8 oz Divine Chocolate Bittersweet Bars chopped into small pieces
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 teaspoons flour
  • Garnish: confectioner's sugar, raspberries, mint leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place paper muffin cups into 12-cup muffin pan and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Place butter and broken up chocolate in a large (4-cup) microwave-proof measuring cup. Melt in microwave,using 30-second increments, stirring between increments. It should only take about 1-1/2 minutes.
  3. In the mixing bowl of your KitchenAid or other stand mixer, beat eggs, sugar and salt until sugar has dissolved.
  4. Pour melted chocolate and butter combination into eggs and mix until well blended.
  5. Add flour and mix only until just combined.
  6. I pour the batter into the 4-cup microwave-proof measuring cup I used earlier to make it easier to pour into muffin cups.
  7. Divide batter evenly between 12 muffin cups.
  8. Note: At this point you can store the uncooked cupcakes in your refrigerator to bake just prior to serving dessert. Note that the batter will have to come to room temperature (about 1 hour), prior to baking.

  9. Bake for 6-8 minutes (mine took 7 minutes) or until you see the batter puffing around the outside but the center is still jiggly.
  10. Remove from oven and, using a small fork, gently lift each cupcake out of muffin pan.
  11. Remove wrapper carefully or serve in wrapper.
  12. Sprinkle with a little confectioner's sugar and top with a fresh raspberry and a spring of mint. Serve hot!

Recipe Notes

Once baked, the cupcakes can be frozen and removed right before eating then microwaved for 30 seconds. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Potassium 140mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 15g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 11.9%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 8.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.