Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
4 servings

This rich and indulgent chocolate dessert is sure to satisfy the craziest of chocoholics. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Lightly coat 4 (2-ounce) ramekins with cooking spray, and sprinkle 3/4 teaspoon sugar into each of the ramekins, shaking and turning to coat. Set prepared ramekins aside.

Step 3

Combine 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, milk, and cocoa in a small saucepan, stirring well with a whisk. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 30 seconds or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add the butter and 1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate. Stir until the chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Cool chocolate mixture 10 minutes.

Step 4

Add flour, vanilla, salt, and egg white to chocolate mixture, stirring with a whisk just until blended. Spoon 2 tablespoons chocolate mixture into each prepared ramekin, and top each with 2 teaspoons chocolate chips. Divide the remaining chocolate mixture evenly among ramekins, spreading to cover the chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until barely set. Cool for 10 minutes. Invert onto dessert plates. Serve warm.

Ratings & Reviews

June 10, 2016
I agree. I calculated it at about 250 calories.

Really, really good!

June 10, 2016
I really enjoyed this recipe. I dusted them with powdered sugar when I served them, so next time I would omit the coating of sugar in the ramekins. I couldn't even tell it was there honestly, and that's just more calories and sugar! The chocolate chips turn molten inside, it's so good! The leftovers reheated easily the next day too. I just warmed them on 50% power in the microwave until warm, and they tasted just like when they came out of the oven. Note: I actually calculated these at about 250 calories. Like another reviewer, I think the calorie count is off. 

EMoon3907's Review

August 19, 2014
This was so decadent and rich! This is a great way to get that chocolate craving satisfied without going crazy on calories! The only change I would made next time is to dust the ramekin with flour instead of sugar. The sugar made the cake a little crunchy and chewy on the edges and I prefer a softer edge. Other than that, this was superb. I added a dollop of Cool Whip Free to help cut the richness and it was delish! Definitely will be added to my menus when I need that chocolate fix!

Sewing's Review

July 27, 2014
Ii use gluten-free flour mixture with this recipe and it is fantastic! I also used small muffin tins in place of ramekins.

London1's Review

June 16, 2014
This is a fantastic dessert. Very easy to make. I added some peanut butter chips as well. Great to serve to guests with ice cream

hmlrecipes's Review

March 08, 2014
Absolutely amazing and super easy.

JenAbigail's Review

February 02, 2014
This is one of the BEST dessert recipes around. I always have the ingredients on hand and they are so easy to put together. I make this more than any other dessert recipe, mostly on Saturday nights home after a nice dinner. I just use a muffin pan instead of individual ramekins, and I usually double it to give us 8. My family and I eat them with vanilla frozen yogurt. The warm, gooey sweet dessert goes great with a cool creamy frozen yogurt or ice cream. A couple of years ago, we went Gluten Free, so now I just substitute a GF flour and the recipe still works great!

nicccolettte's Review

January 01, 2014
Wow! This was great. Quick and easy to make and tasted delish. Will definitely make again!

bethf1's Review

October 04, 2013

Trina22's Review

September 21, 2013
I get all my recipes from an instagram account called @food_cravings101 they have amazing desserts! I am so glad I discovered it!