Dishing Out Recipes: Chocolate Melting Cake

Lajollacooks4u is stirring up romance in the kitchen for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Lajollacooks4u is playing Cupid for the many couples looking to celebrate this lovely holiday in a unique and intimate way: coming together to prepare and dine on a delicious, gourmet five-course meal.

One of our favorite lovey-dovey desserts, which is also a hit among the guests who join us for Valentine’s Day, is the Chocolate Melting Cake.

What’s even more romantic than chocolate cake on Valentine’s Day? Chocolate cake shaped like a heart.

So get your heart-shaped pans ready, Chef Jodi is sharing the recipe to this rich and chocolatey dessert with you (and your loved one…if you feel like sharing).

Chocolate Melting Cake

6 ounces dark chocolate
5 ounces unsalted butter
¼ cup sifted flour
½ cup sugar
3 eggs
Cooking spray

(You will need four small heart shaped ramekin bowls or four 4-inch round ramekin bowls)

Double boil dark chocolate, butter and sugar. Remove from flame and let cool. When cool, add eggs and flour stirring constantly.

Grease ramekins with butter and flour or cooking spray. Pour chocolate mixture into ramekins until completely full. Cover with tin foil and place in freezer for 2 hours or more.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees, uncover ramekins and bake for 15 minutes.

Pour chocolate molds onto dessert plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

(Serves 4. Keep the additional 2 cakes in the freezer and serve at a later date!)


 Lajollacooks4u’s private and intimate setting provides a friendly environment where participants can relax, sip some wine, and laugh together, while engaging in our unique cooking and dining experience.

For more information about our team-building challenges, celebrations for special occasions, and about cooking with Lajollacooks4u and to make reservations visit 

Or contact Jodi at 858-752-4980 or email

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