Carnival's Warm Chocolate Melting Cake Recipe

carnival cruise lines warm chocolate cake
Carnival Cruise Lines' now has this warm, gooey confection on their nightly dessert menu. - Photo by Christopher Elwell / Shutterstock

Have you ever tasted Carnival Cruise Lines’ warm chocolate melting cake? It’s easily the most popular dessert the line serves, and perhaps the most famous in the cruise world. Originally invented by Jean-Georges Vongerichten in New York in the late 1980s, the cake has been served on Carnival Cruises’ ships for almost twenty years and today it’s on the main dining room daily menu of all of the line’s ships. The good news: It really is a cinch to make at home. Carnival shared the recipe with us:

Warm Chocolate Melting Cake


¾ cup dark chocolate (at room temperature)

1 ½ sticks of butter

4 eggs (at room temperature)

¾ cup sugar

¼ cup flour


Preheat the oven to 400°.

Melt the chocolate and butter together in a saucepan over low heat. Mix the eggs and sugar together in a separate bowl and whisk for a few minutes. Add the flour. Add the egg mixture to the melted chocolate and mix until smooth.

Pour the batter into greased ramekins. Bake at 400° for approximately 14 minutes.

Serve with ice cream.


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Posted by weasey

Taking 4th cruise in October and Im excited...

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