Moelleux au Chocolat


Perfect for chocolate lovers!

This French cake is wonderful for a breakfast or a snack!

I found this recipe in a French magazine MIAM. I love it, simple to make and absolutely scrumptious!

I love to spend time in France and come back with some French cooking magazines. This time, I am so happy to get ; Régal magazine, Bistrot magazine and Carnet de Recettes de Maisons CôtéSud .

I am looking forward to trying all these new recipes!


Serves 8 – Preparation 20 minutes – Total time 45 minutes

Ingredients :

  • 50 gr (2 tablespoons) butter at room temperature, for brushing
  • 250 gr (9 oz) semi-sweet baking chocolate bar, chopped into small pieces.
  • 125 gr (4.45 oz) (1 stick + 1 tablespoon) salted butter, cut in small pieces
  • 8 eggs
  • A pinch of salt
  • 180 gr (6.4 oz) (1/2 + 1/3 cup) sugar
  • 50 gr (1.7 oz) (1/3 cup + 1/2 tablespoon) flour
  • Powdered sugar

Directions :

  1. First get your baking pan ready (I used a round cheesecake pan 9 inches). Brush heavily the melted butter all over the inside of the pan.
  2. Heat oven to 450 degree F.
  3. Place a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, then slowly melt the chocolate and butter together (stirring with a wood spoon). Remove bowl from the heat and stir until smooth. Leave to cool for about 10 minutes.
  4. Separate the egg yolk from the white.
  5. Whip together the egg whites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk yolks and sugar together until thick and pale; use an electric whisk if you want. Pour it, into the egg white, then beat together.
  7. Pour the melted chocolate/butter, beating well until all the chocolate is added and the mixture is completely combined.
  8. Add the sifted flour and beat softly. The dough should reduce a little bit in volume.
  9. Tip the batter into the pan. Then bake in the oven for just 5 minutes. Drop off the temperature to 300 degree F. and bake for 20 minutes (if you want molten chocolate) or 25 minutes.
  10. Let cool. Before serving, lightly dust the cake with powdered sugar.


“Si vous aimez le chocolat, vous craquerez pour cette recette!” 😉

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  1. Looks irresistible, moist and rich, but not too heavy.

  2. I’m a big chocolate lover, and this cake looks wonderful! 🙂

  3. Oh yes, this is one of my favorite kinds of chocolate cake. This makes me crave one right now!

  4. Hi Zaza, love, love this chocolate cake, it looks so rich and delicious!

  5. Barbara

    Nearly midnight, too late to bake this simply irrestible chocolate cake. soon I hope.Thank you, ZaZa

    • zaza-cook

      Thanks Barbara, it’s the best chocolate cake that I’ve ever made!

  6. This chocolate cake looks delicious!

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