Molten Chocolate Caramel Cake

I was sent this non-stick ice cream cookie bowl pan last month as part of Wilton Sweet Treat Team ambassadors program.  It is perfect for creating delicious cookie bowls for your favorite sweet treats, beyond just the obvious choice of ice cream. I was all set to create something delicious into a cookie bowl when I realized that this pan works well for baking mini-cakes as well. My mind immediately went to molten chocolate cake, and it stuck. No matter what other idea I thought of, nothing sounded more delicious.

Wilton Ice Cream Cookie Bowl Pan

In the past I’ve always used ramekins or square baking cups for my molten chocolate cakes. But I was convinced they would turn about much prettier with the scalloped edges on this pan, and I was right!
Molten Chocolate Caramel Cake Recipe

While these cakes may look complicated, they are actually quite easy. My recipe worked perfectly to use all six cavities of this ice cream bowl pan.

5 from 8 votes

Molten Chocolate Caramel Cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • Ingredients
  • 10 servings
  • 4 squares semi-sweet chocolate for baking, 1 oz per square
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 10 chocolate caramel candies Rolo, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray Wilton non-stick ice cream cookie bowl pan with cooking spray. (Alternatively, line a muffin tin with 10 liners.)
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on high, until butter is melted. (Approximately 1 minute.) Stir with whisk until chocolate is completely melted.
  3. Stir in powdered sugar.
  4. Add whole eggs and egg yolks and vanilla and mix well.
  5. Stir in flour and cinnamon until blended.
  6. Fill cups halfway full of batter and add caramel candy, pressing down slightly. Top with remaining batter, filling approximately 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until sides of desserts are firm but centers are still soft. Let stand 1 minute.
  8. Carefully loosen edges and invert on large cutting board or platter. Transfer to dessert plates, still upside down.
  9. Top with a scoop of your favorite ice cream, caramel topping and a cherry if desired.

Wilton Molten Cakes Pan Filled

You want to make sure that you don’t overcook your cakes. The should edges to be fully set, but the inside should still be soft. If you over cook them, you will loose out on a gooey center.

Wilton Molten Cakes Pan Baked

While they edges on my cake look a little dark, they were definitely not burnt and tasted fabulous.


Use a metal spatula to move your cakes  in case any of the molten center falls onto the platter/cutting board. Typically these cakes are inverted directly onto a dessert plate, but this will not work with a six cavity pan.

You will want to serve your cakes immediately after they’ve had a chance to cool slightly so the inside is still warm and fudge-like.

Chocolate Caramel Molten Cake with Wilton

They turned out so amazingly delicious! The center is a perfect fit for a single scoop of your favorite ice cream.

Molten Chocolate Caramel Cake

To see how to make the cookie bowls, check out this post from the Wilton blog for chocolate  ice cream cookie bowls. If you would like a no-bake option, these Oreo ice cream cookie bowls from Cat at Food Family Finds are a great idea!

The cookie bowl pan retails for $11.99 and can be purchased from and Michaels.



Disclosure: This post was brought to you in partnership with Wilton as part of the Wilton Sweet Treat Team ambassador program. All thoughts are my own.


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  1. This looks so good, I’ve never made molten anything before, I thought it would be too complicated for my skills (lack of).

  2. 5 stars
    saw this on you fb page ; will be following the directions and hope that it comes out as great as yours.

  3. I wish you could have broken the cake so that I can see the molten part in the middle as well.

  4. I love how pretty these individual Molten Chocolate Caramel Cakes look and the ingredients are yummy! I think I need another pan from Wilton. I like the fluted edges instead of using my regular cupcake pan. Plus I can make those nifty ice cream bowls with the new pan too. 🙂

  5. Oh my, just the cake recipe I have been looking for. I am dying to make this but will have to wait until I can get to the store to get the ingredients as well as it is 2 AM so can’t be waking up the household.

  6. 5 stars
    OMG these look amazing! I’ve had these in restaurants before but would never have imagined I could actually make these at home. My sister’s birthday is coming up and I might try making these for her.

  7. 5 stars
    These look so delicious ! I have bookmarked this page and will definitely be trying this rrecipe with my family soon. These would also be perfect for a dinner party as they look so elegant.


  8. 5 stars
    I love this recipe. I pinned it the other day but will keep pinning it so that others can enjoy in this fantastic recipe.

  9. I have always wondered how to make a lava cake this looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe and great review!

  10. 5 stars
    I made these and they were the biggest hit with my family since making lobster tails at home. Thanks again!

  11. These molten chocolate cakes look so good! You can’t go wrong combining chocolate and caramel. Pinning for the future. Emilie, thanks so much fro sharing your recipe at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I hope you had a great weekend. Take care, Tara

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