There’s something very special about digging into a warm and rich chocolate dessert, to find an oozing centre. Our melt-in-the-middle chocolate pots are a delicious treat for after dinner. Whether you’re looking to impress your guests at a dinner party or simply indulging in a treat for one, these delightful pots promise plenty of chocolatey goodness.

115g dark chocolate (our 72% Organic Peruvian Cacao works best)
115g unsalted butter
100g granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
30g all-purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Butter and cocoa powder for greasing the ramekins

You will need:
Ramekins (4 to 6 depending on size)
Double boiler or microwave-safe bowl
Mixing bowls
Baking sheet

Follow our method:
Preheat your oven to 200°C and generously butter the inside of your ramekins and dust with cocoa powder to prevent sticking.

In a double boiler or a microwave-safe bowl, melt the dark chocolate and butter together. If using a microwave, heat in 20-second intervals, stirring in between until smooth then allow the mixture to cool slightly.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, and egg yolks until light and fluffy. Gradually add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture, whisking constantly to combine. Sift in the flour and add a pinch of salt. Stir gently until just combined. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.

Divide the batter evenly among the prepared ramekins, filling each about 3/4 full.

Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes. The edges should be set, but the centres should still be soft and jiggly. Remove from the oven and let the pots sit for a minute to settle.

You can either serve in the pots or run a knife around the edges of the ramekins to loosen the cakes. Gently invert each ramekin onto a serving plate and gently lift off.

Serve immediately with a dusting of powdered sugar, a scoop of our Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream and some fresh strawberries.

Our top tips for the best chocolate pots:
  • Use the best quality chocolate you can find for a richer and more intense flavour.
  • Be precise with your baking time to ensure the centre remains molten.
  • You can prepare the batter in advance and refrigerate it. Just bring the batter to room temperature before baking.
We hope you find this recipe easy to follow and simple to make. Why not give it a go and create a dessert that not only tastes great but allows you to enjoy our chocolate in a different way.

Try this recipe and let us know how it turned out! Share your chocolate pot creations on Instagram and be sure to tag us in!

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