Little Melty Chocolate Pots

This year for my husband’s birthday I made these instead of the traditional birthday cake. He didn’t seem to mind. Alas, between you and me, they didn’t exactly turn out as they were supposed to. The plan was to tip them out of their little pots, you see, and serve them on a plate with ice cream. Well the little buggers refused to leave their pots. (Note to self: next time line the sides of the ramekins with greaseproof paper and not just the bottoms :) The important thing is that they tasted good and the kids really liked eating them out of the pots. We ate them with ice cream on the side, and inside the pot, once some of the chocolate had been dug out.

50g soft butter
350g good quality dark chocolate
150g sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
50g plain flour

Heat the oven to 200° C

Grease and line 6 medium sized ramekins with greaseproof paper*. Melt the chocolate and leave it to cool slightly. Cream together the butter and sugar, and gradually beat in the eggs, then add the vanilla. Next add the flour and combine until the mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and mix again until smooth. Pour even amounts of the mixture into the moulds. Cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Once cooked, remove the puddings from the oven and tip them out onto individual plates (good luck with that :), or serve in their pots, with ice cream on the side.

*Here’s a handy tip for cutting out circles of greaseproof paper.


  1. Posted September 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Smukke, smukke billeder Kerry. Chokolade har aldrig set bedre ud. Jeg har et tip til dig mht til at få dem ud af formene. Prøv næste gang at pensle formene med smeltet smør. Så stil formene på køl ganske kort, og pensl så igen med smør og drys med lidt kakaopulver. Det skulle få dem ud af formene uden problemer.

    • Posted September 5, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Hej Nadia,
      What’s the craic? Tak for fifet! Det må jeg prøve næste gang. Jeg havde godt nok smurt dem med smør, men har aldrig prøvet det andet der. Det er noget nemmere end alt det bøvl med bagepapir ;-)

  2. Posted September 6, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Permalink | Reply

    You’re really excelling in the photo department these days. Everything is looking so crisp and delicious here! I can’t help but wonder if you’ve already mastered the art of the light box in some of those shots? Or are you just making the most of the daylight? Anyhoo, it seems I need to be taking a class with you and not the other way around;-)

    • Posted September 7, 2010 at 7:04 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! Actually these photos were taken away back in June out on our balcony. I guess that mid-summer light is optimal for food photography. I don’t think I could get those shots now. Oh to live in California…

  3. Posted September 7, 2010 at 11:25 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hej Kerry
    Wow jeg bliver til en chocaholic, når jeg ser dine smukke chokolade billeder og genialt tip med bagepapir……

  4. Posted September 8, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hvor ser det bare helt vildt godt ud – og jeg er ikke engang specielt vild med chokolade – selvom jeg dog kan overtales til at spise noget meget mørk chokolade :-)

    Mange hilsner

  5. Posted September 9, 2010 at 11:27 am | Permalink | Reply

    Tak Birthe :)

  6. Posted September 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, the chocolate pots look so good! :) Thank you also for posting the tip for cutting out circles of parchment paper.

    PS. I just found your blog through another Danish food blog – very glad I did! :)

  7. Malin
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Holy Cannoli, hvor det ser godt ud! Specielt det første billede – lækkert! Jeg har heller aldri greid å lirke dem ud af formene, men kan godt lide at spise direkte fra dem ;) Men det ser jo litt mer profft ud servert på fad med iskrem…

    • Posted November 10, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for your feedback, Malin. A friend of mine made these the other day and she used the tip provided above – after greasing the pots, dust them with cocoa powder. She said it worked like a dream and they popped out of the pots without a problem ;-)

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