Amazing Mini Chocolate Souffle Cakes

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These amazing mini chocolate cakes are possibly the best tasting and easiest recipe I have ever made.  They are also called flour-less chocolate cakes or souffles.  They have no flour in them so they are Gluten free.

This recipe has 4 ingredients.  It can be prepared in about 5 minutes and baked in about 20 minutes after that.  It requires no electric mixer, no double boiler, no sifting, and can be fun to make (and eat) with kids.  I like mine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

This Instructable includes the simple recipe and a short video to show you how to make them. 
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Step 1: The Video

The how-to video is here:
Amazing Mini Chocolate Cake Video

Step 2: Get Your Ingredients Together

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This will serve 4 people.

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Stick Butter
  • 4 ramekin bowls (ours are 3"x 1.5" interior dimensions)
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 small pot
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 whisk or long spoon
  • Oven and pot holders

Note:  The ramekins are oven proof and nice to display the mini cakes in.  They cost about $1 each on Amazon.   If you don't have these ramekins handy, use small oven safe bowls.

Step 3: Mix the Eggs and Sugar

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Crack and mix the 3 eggs in the mixing bowl.
  • Add the sugar to the eggs.

Step 4: Mix the Chocolate and Butter

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  • Put the pot on the stove top and set to medium low heat.
  • Add the butter to the pot. 
  • When the butter is half melted, add the chocolate chips to the pot.
  • Mix the chocolate chips and butter until the mixture is ALMOST all liquid then shut off the heat.
  • Pour the egg/sugar mixture INTO the butter/chocolate pot.
  • Mix some more until it thickens slightly.
sachfo2 years ago
These are delightful. I'm on my second batch.
Thanks for sharing.
ihart (author)  sachfo2 years ago
Enjoy them! Have a great holiday.
tamestkos2 years ago
This Amazing Mini Chocolate Cake seems so easy and looks solo delicious! What a great instructable video. The young girl looks as though she really has the hang of baking desserts. Very well thought through! TK
Wrien19912 years ago
Oh my! I love chocolate and those cakes looks delicious, i need to cook one. =)
kberch2 years ago
How many calories?
You would have won me over with just the chcolate cake, but then you mentioned ice cream and raspberry jam and now my mouth won't stop watering! I know what I'm doing with those extra eggs in the fridge!
Just to check, is half a stick of butter half a cup?
ihart (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks Penelope! 1/2 Stick of butter = 1/4 cup

Here are some other conversions for the USA:
1 stick of butter = 1/4 pound
1 stick of butter = 1/2 cup
1 stick of butter = 8 tablespoons
1 stick of butter = 4 ounces
1 stick of butter = 113 grams