Nigella’s Chocohotopots

Chocolate and Pale Pink
I‘m not really a fan of Nigella’s recipes. But I sure am a big fan of the show! Well,… after Jamie At Home, of course. C’mon. I mean, really.
The following recipe was not oh-my-God good, but it’s very easy to make, boasting the simple sweet and bitter taste, beautiful crack on top, wonderful gooey texture in the inside. Besides, the pots looked pretty πŸ™‚
Recipe courtesy Nigella Lawson
1 stick plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, with 60 percent cocoa solids
2 eggs
3/4 cup superfine sugar –> Nope, not gonna happen. Way too sweet. Half it. Always half amount of sugar in Nigella’s recipes. Remember her motto was“Too much of a good thing could be wonderful”
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Special equipment: 4 (2/3 to 1-cup capacity) ramekins

  1. Place a baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Butter the ramekins with 1 tablespoon butter.
  2. Either in a microwave or in a bowl suspended over a pan over simmering water, melt the dark chocolate and 1 stick butter, then set aside to cool a little.
  3. In another bowl, mix the eggs with the sugar and flour with a hand whisk and beat in the cooled butter and chocolate mixture.
  4. Divide the mixture between the 4 buttered ramekins. Bake for about 20 minutes, by which time the tops will be cooked and cracked and the chocolate gooey underneath.
  5. Place each ramekin on a small plate with a teaspoon and serve. Make sure to warn people that these desserts will be HOT!


  • If you prefer more intense and bitter flavor, like me, a teaspoon Nescafe diluted in few drops of hot water wouldn’t hurt. Add it to chocolate mixture and enjoy the kick!

Chocolate Afternoon


9 thoughts on “Nigella’s Chocohotopots”

  1. i saw lots of nigella’s show and jamie’s too…and i’ve tried this recipes, and this was a NO! i’ve tried her london cheesecake also, and that was a YES..but i love her, she’s wonderfull..
    salam kenal

  2. Riana, cari resep2nya Nigella dimana ya? Aku tuh suka banget sm dia, wlopun mnrt org2 resep2nya suka ajaib banget, dibandingin sm jamie. Tp mnrt aku sih dua2nya ajaib, mknya aku lbh suka Nigella. Di kynya hny daftar resepnya aja ya?

    Di FoodNetwork, say. Di sini nih.
    Di ada banyak juga kok.. ———-Riana

  3. i don’t know what to call you because am only 16 at the moment πŸ™‚ i wanna ask about the ramekins, can you please tell me where did u buy them? because i’ve tried to search for it but i haven’t found it yet. thank you πŸ™‚

    Hi Mita, just call me Riana πŸ™‚ I bought the ramekins, for as along as I can remember, from a kitchen utensils store at Bandung Supermall. I don’t remember the name of the store, but I recall that the brand of the ramekins is quite popular. Something like Sango or Kedaung or so. I keep the ramekins at markas NCC Matraman where I mostly have my food photo session, so I am so sorry cannot confirm you the brand. But I think you can also find them at Ace Hardware and Giant superstore.
    Happy hunting! ————–Riana

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