The cruise industry’s most popular dessert – Carnival Cruise Line’s Warm Chocolate Melting Cake – has earned “Best Dessert” honors in Porthole Magazine’s Editor in Chief Awards.  The awards are selected by Porthole Magazine Editor in Chief Bill Panoff who recognizes cruise lines in a variety of product- and service-related categories.

A staple on Carnival’s dining room menus for years, the Warm Chocolate Melting Cake has garnered an incredibly delicious reputation among the line’s guests who savor the confection’s gooey decadence.  It’s estimated that 80,000 cakes are devoured fleetwide each week by Carnival guests.

The recipe for Carnival’s Warm Chocolate Melting Cake is below for those who want to recreate the legendary dessert at home:


6 ounces          Dark Chocolate

6 ounces          Butter

4                        Eggs (room temperature)

6 ounces          Sugar

2 ounces          Flour


Melt the chocolate and butter

Mix the eggs and sugar and whisk for few minutes, add the flour

Add the egg mixture to the melted chocolate and mix

Pour the mix in a greased mold.

Bake directly in the oven at 400 degrees for 14 minutes

Serve with ice cream and fruit garnish