Wednesday, December 5, 2007

warm chocolate melting cake.

words can not descrie the love we have for this decadent desert.

thank you carnival cruise line.


Natie said...

What is the recipe for this warm chocolate melting cake? I had it on the Carnival Cruise ship and it was amazing!

Anonymous said...

After our wonderful cruise in the Mediterranean on the brand new Carnival Freedom, I began searching for the recipe to the warm chocolate melting cake. It didn't take long to find, but it was huge—enough to feed an entire ship, with 800 eggs and 50 pounds of sugar, etc. I've reduced the recipe (), but haven't tried it yet. So without further ado, here it is:
Warm Chocolate Melting Cake
1 lb dark baking chocolate
1 lb butter
10 eggs (at room temperature)
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
Melt the chocolate and butter together.
Mix the eggs and sugar and whisk for a few minutes, then add the flour.
Add the egg mix to the melted chocolate and mix
Pour the mix in a greased pan (use ramekins)
bake in the oven at 400° F for 14 minutes

Anonymous said...

My family went on a Carnival Cruise and the Warm Chocolate Melting Cakes were the highlihgts of our meals on board.

Anonymous said...

Here you go -- direct from the kitchen onboard the Carnival Destiny (just got home last night - Nov 1, 2008)


8 ounces semisweet chocolate
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
7 eggs, divided use
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup flour
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt chocolate and butter; cool 10 minutes.

In separate bowl, mix 4 eggs with sugar. Whisk. Add flour and whisk. Add remaining 3 eggs. Add egg mixture to chocolate mixture. Pour in individual baking cups or ramekins.

Bake until just done, about 15-20 minutes (interior will be melting, not set).

Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Makes 8 servings. Approximate nutritional values per serving: 460 calories (64.7 percent calories from fat), 8 g protein, 35 g carbohydrate, 27 g sugar, 2 g dietary fiber, 35 g fat, 250 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium.

Anonymous said...

I was on the Carnival Cruise and every time I didn't eat at the Lido I ate at the dining hall. For desert I always took this delicious cake! It is so undescribable!!
If you want to buy this, buy a chocolate lava cake. They are almost the same!

Anonymous said...

Anyone figured out the calorie count for one of these?

Anonymous said...

Does it really matter?

HungrySisters said...

Calories do not matter on a food this decadent! Besides, this is a rare treat, not something you can eat every day.


Anonymous said...

ok i made the warm melting cake lastnight..(i had it on the pride 3 weeks ago LOVED IT!) ANYWAY THE MIDDLE WAS REAL GOOD BUT IT NEVER HARDNED THE TOP WAS STILL do i make it all hard on the outside? and top? what did i do wrong?

Walkers said...

I just made this recipe and mine turned out the opposite; not gooey enough in the center and crisp on the outside, but still delicious! Looks like its just a change in the cooking time. A little less time for me (I did 15 minutes) and a little more for the gal whose cakes turned out a little too gooey. Also, I think the size of the ramekin makes a difference. I will definitely make this again soon and get the baking time fine-tuned :)

Tammy said...

I just made the warm melting cake. It did not turn out good at all. There was no warm melted center and the cake part was springy like a bundt cake, not just a little crisp like on the ship. I cooked it for 18 minutes on 375. Maybe I cooked it too long.

Carol said...

I was on the Carnival Victory last week and here is the recipe our server gave us. I haven't tried it yet but from what I have read here, the oven might be to hot. ???

Melting Chocolate Cake

Semi-sweet chocolate 1 lb
Unsalted butter 1 lb
Fresh eggs 10 ea.
Flour 5.5 oz
Sugar 4.0 oz


*Melt chocolate along with butter.
*Beat eggs on double boiler with sugar,sieve flour & mix.
*Fold in melted chocolate & butter in sugar & flour mix.
Bake @ 240 for 12 min. in desired dish.
* Serve warm with Ice cream of your choice.

This recipe dosen't say what the serving size is.

I plan on trying this out for Easter. Hope this helps.
God Bless.

Sammeh said...

Dude. So many memories. I have dreams about this cake. =]

Anonymous said...

I just went on my first cruise on the Carnival Sensation. I too, enjoyed the warm chocolate melting cake, every night! I am glad you posted a picture of this, I forgot to take pictures of the amazing meals. I will next year when my husband and I go on the Carnival Legend. This will be his first cruise.

J said...

I was on Carnival Imagination June 1st thru June 5th... the Warm Chocolate Melting cake was my favorite and i ordered it each night, sometimes even two portions!

bee said...

I made 4 batches of this, 10oz of chocolate 1/2 lb. butter, etc.

I tried less flour, more chocolate, sugar, added sour cream, salt, vanilla and 2 T. milk. I think it needs to be baked at a lower temp for less time so it doesn't raise or not put in any flour and use some heavy cream.

It didn't taste good at all on the first try. I haven't tried the last one with less flour, it is cooling.

We have people coming over and good thing they don't know how good this should be.

I am done trying, this recipe is not right at all.

Anonymous said...

OK I've searched the internet like mad looking for this cakes correct recipe. I'm in serious withdrawal since getting home from my cruise last week. lol

So I tried making this tonight for a second time and its not turning out right at all. I'm not really that great in the kitchen so I might be doing something wrong, but can someone enlighten me as to why you need to add 3 more eggs after the first mixture? why not just add all the eggs at the start?

It tastes to me like there's not enough sugar and wayyyy too many eggs. If you cook it too long its like a chocolate egg bunt cake. And if you cook it too short it tastes like raw chocolate egg gew.

Also how do you get it flat like carnival does when its done cooking? Mine has the edges raised up with the entire border spongy-like.

I really need my melting pot cake fix, someone please figure this out PLEEEEEEASE

HungrySisters said...

Sorry ya'll. We have never actually made the cake so we can't give an opinion on any of the recipes...but thanks to those who did...and to those who gave us a recipe! If you need a fix, I can suggest getting the Molten Chocolate Cake from Chili's. Not as awesome as Warm Chocolate Melting Cake but it is pretty darn good!

Emily said...

My husband and I just came back from our honeymoon on the Carnival Cruise ship and ate this every single night. i hope I can make it as well now that I have the reciepe.

Alicia said...

I ate this almost every night on my cruise Aug 10-15 on the Holiday. I tried one other dessert and it was ok, but I dreamt about this cake. I am going to try to make it this week. Carnival spoiled me.

Anonymous said...

We just returned from our cruise on the Conquest. We had 8 in our party. We all ate the warm chocolate melting cake. It is to die for. Just found the receipe on the internet, but I'll have to wait awhile before I make it. I think I gained 12 pounds.

mrswyzard said...

Perfect Chocolate Melting Cake calls for slow cooking, 340 degrees in an American oven.
Came out perfect 1st time.
Makes 10 Ramekins

12 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate chips
12 oz butter
Melt the above in a double boiler stirring constantly.

3 oz Sugar and 4 eggs wisk in a bowl for a few minutes add 4 oz flour and wisk again, when all mixed together add 3 more eggs and wisk.

When Chocolate and butter are melted add the egg mixture and mix.

Put about 1/3 cup of mixture in each of 10 ramekins. Place the ramekins in a pan with about 1/2 inch of water in the bottom.

Bake in 340 degree oven for 25 minutes. Perfect everytime. Make sure your oven is NO HOTTER THAN 340 degrees.

12 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate
12 oz Butter
7 eggs
3 oz sugar
4 oz flour

DO NOT GREASE your ramekins.

Karen said...

There seems to be lots of variations of this recipe. Carnival Elation gave me this recipe for a serving of 10:
11 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate
11 oz butter
7 eggs
22 oz sugar
11 oz flour
Melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave or double boiler. In a separate bowl, mix half the egg and sugar and whisk for re minutes & add flour. Then add the remaining eggs. Pour egg mixture into melted chocoalate mixture. Pour into 10 remekin or 2 oz baking cups. Bake in 400 degree oven for 15-20 min. Serve with ice cream.

Anonymous said...

i went on carnival sensation for christmas. it was my first cruise. and im soooooooo happy that warm chocolate melting cake existed bcoz my cruise wouldnt have been as great as it was with the dessert. i thank carnival sooooooo much cuz it brightened my life!!! haha. and id luvvvvvvvvv 2 make the recipe, so can one of you tell me the recipe u used and got ur dessert relatively good? thank u sooooo much.

Anonymous said...

Have not read all of the post but thought I would chime in, I use to make this a lot, I found that you need to use like only 3 eggs, and not 7 or whatever it calls for, also a teaspoon of vanilla extract helps, Keep an eye on it at 375 after like 7 minutes, wait till you can see it get solid on the top. then pull it out.