Heart-Shaped Salted Molten Chocolate Cakes

Heart-Shaped Salted Molten Chocolate Cakes Recipe // Dula Notes

Maybe I’ve been watching too much of The Taste, but I feel like Anthony Bourdain would tell me these molten chocolate cakes are so 2004. And they kind of are, but who cares? They’re delicious. My valentine was temporarily put on a big project at work with some late nights and my job has been crazy busy, so Valentine’s Day 2014 was me picking up an aged ribeye for sharing and making a side of creamy polenta topped with a quick sauté of the shiitake mushrooms and broccoli I purchased earlier in the week with no particular plan in mind.

I made these salted molten chocolate cakes, too, because I made this same dessert on our first married Valentine’s Day. I bought 2 heart-shaped silicone molds from Williams Sonoma just to make these guys back then. I had just moved to a city with a WILLIAMS SONOMA. I served oozy chocolate cakes on the fancy white china we had just received as gifts. I thought I was a domestic goddess and I think Marc was pretty impressed, too. I don’t remember what we had for dinner, but I’ll never forget the heart-shaped little cakes. For some reason, I hadn’t made them since. They come together really quickly and they are the perfect dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Use good quality chocolate and you can have molten chocolate cakes better than any you’ve had in a restaurant (in 2004).

Salted Heart Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes Recipe // Dula Notes

Heart-Shaped Salted Molten Chocolate Cakes Recipe // Dula Notes

Heart-Shaped Salted Molten Chocolate Cakes Recipe // Dula Notes

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  1. Speaking as a chocolate addict, these look sooooo good! I always feel a bit uncool going for molten chocolate cake but I do it anyway because it’s delicious. I’m behind you 100% Nicole. 🙂

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever even had a molten chocolate cake! These ones are so cute, too!

    and…about The Taste, I usually believe in Anthony, but I just couldn’t stand Lee!

    • Oh man, Cindy! I think you’d love a gooey molten chocolate cake! Completely agree with you about Lee. He definitely had that young, cocky thing going on, which I find unattractive.

  3. Cute little cakes! About The Taste, I was secretly rooting for Marina and although I’m intrigued by Anthony, I need to take him with a grain of salt, from your recipe. 😉

    • SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t seen The Taste Finale: I LOVE Marina. She’s adorable. Louise won, though, because she was talented AND listened to the mentors. She didn’t bring her ego to the kitchen, which I think ended up being her biggest asset. I’m so happy for her!

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