Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Chocolate Melting Cake

Anyone who's been on a Carnival Cruise has at least one night for dessert had Chocolate Melting Cake.

Served with ice cream the cake has a warm liquid inside. Perfect with spoonfuls of vanilla ice cream.

On our recent cruise, we were guests at the Chef's Table and one of the "perks" was not only getting the recipe for the Chocolate Melting Cake but watching the head chef prepare it. Not in individual servings, however, but in one big dish.

It's a great dessert but must be served with the vanilla ice cream. I can't imagine the cake without it!

It's an easy dessert as well. And the recipe -- from the chef himself:

Carnival Cruise Line's Chocolate Melting Cake

10 eggs
250 grams sugar
250 grams flour
1 pound semi sweet chocolate
1 pound butter, melted

Beat eggs, add sugar and flour and beat again. Add chocolate and melted butter. Pour into souffle dish (a big one or individual ones). Put in a water bath and bake at 300 (convection oven) until the cake is done.


GardenOfDaisies said...

We had a family friend who used to make a cake called "Floating Island pudding cake", and it was all melty on the inside... Sounds very similar to this. Yummy!!
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Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, this is one of my husband's favorite desserts. To him, this is true comfort. Lucky you to be able to enjoy the Chef's Table!
xoxo Pattie

Sherry said...

Isn't it just delicious?! Before Christmas I was looking for a specific baking chocolate. Had it in my hand, looked up and saw a photo of a chocolate "cupcake" oozing chocolate! I grabbed that package and the recipe was on the back. OH DELICIOUS!

Pondside said...

It's one of our favourite winter desserts - and, yes, it needs that shot of vanilla ice cream!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

This sounds divine! Right up my alley...but anything with chocolate sounds so good. I bet these are delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Bill said...

Hi Martha,
It sounds positively sinful! Would it be appropriate to pour a little chocolate or coffee liquor over the ice cream (or would that be gilding the lily?)? Is the cake similar to Molton Chocolate cake?

Sounds as if the Melting Cake might have more flour.

Warm regards,

Rhondi said...


Pam said...

This is just one of the best! Oh, how I would like to have a taste right now! You can never have too much chocolate!

Marilyn Miller said...

I have taken a Carnival cruise and enjoyed this recipe. I have even made it and it is so delicious!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

This sounds amazing!!! I missed Foodie Friday, but the "Chocolate" in your recipe called out to me! I can't wait to make it.

Room to Inspire said...

Oh my, this looks so yummy! My hubby would just love this.