chocolate melting cake with vanilla ice cream

Copycat Carnival Chocolate Melting Cake

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


This 30-minute Copycat Carnival Chocolate Melting Cake recipe lets you enjoy your favorite indulgent vacation dessert at home in your own kitchen!



  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup flour


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small pan, melt chocolate and butter together until smooth, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool.
  3. Whisk together eggs, vanilla, and sugar together in a small bowl.
  4. Add flour and stir until smooth.
  5. When chocolate is cool (after about 10-15 minutes) stir into egg mixture (don’t do this when the chocolate is too hot or you’ll end up with scrambled eggs!)
  6. Fill 6 small ramekins about 3/4 of the way full with batter.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until middle is just set, you want the bottom half of the cake to be the consistency of pudding. Check with a toothpick if unsure!
  8. Serve with vanilla ice cream.


  • The cake should be spongy on the top and a pudding consistency inside. Checking with a toothpick starting at twelve minutes of cook time ensures you don’t under of over bake this treat.
  • The cake is done when a toothpick inserted comes out gooey on yhe bottom half but clean on the top half.
  • Serve dusted with powdered sugar and vanilla ice cream on the side for the best results.

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