Gâteau Moelleux au chocolat – French Chocolate Cake

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Moelleux au Chocolat Gateau is a rich moist chocolate cake, a true delight for all chocolate lovers out there. The steps and ingredients are similar to molten lava cakes, the only difference is that this is made in a large pan instead of using small individual ones and baked for a bit more time. The interior is not runny anymore .. but completely moist and melting in your mouth.


I wanted to decorate this cake with an easy but impressive look, so I cut some wavy paper strips, put them on top of the cake and dusted powdered sugar on top. Carefully removed each strip and the result is simply wonderful. Hope you will enjoy this easy chocolate cake, I’m sure it will turn into a family favorite. Enjoy!

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Prep time

15 mins

Cook time

25 mins

Total time

40 mins


  • Makes about 8-10 servings
  • 4 eggs
  • 7 oz (200g) semisweet chocolate
  • 2/3 cup (150g) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup (135g) sugar
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) salt
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (60g) all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Grease with butter a 9 inch (23cm) pan and line with parchment paper.

  2. Melt chocolate and butter over a bain-marie until smooth. Let cool to room temperature.

  3. Meanwhile beat the eggs with sugar and salt using a whisk or mixer until thick and light yellow. Mix in vanilla extract.

  4. Add melted chocolate and mix until well combined.

  5. Using a spatula fold in sifted flour.  Pour mixture into the prepared pan.

  6. Bake for about 25 minutes until set. Run a sharp knife completely around the inside edge of the pan. Let cool for 10 minutes  and invert onto serving plate. Let cool completely.

  7. Dust powdered sugar on top, and serve immediately. Paper strips can be used  to decorate the cake for a ore impressive look. You can use the template I've made or make your own. 

  8. Serve as it is or with whipped cream, ice cream or berries. Enjoy!
Gâteau Moelleux au chocolat - French Chocolate Cake-1

Nutrition facts

1 Serving out of 10 – Calories:277, Fat: 18.2g, Saturated Fat:11.3g, Carbohydrates:30.8g, Sugar:24.5g, Fiber:1.3g, Protein:1.6g, Cholesterol:32mg, Sodium 128mg 6%, Vitamin D 8mcg 42%, Calcium 11mg 1%, Iron 1mg 5%, Potassium 84mg 2%, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet

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