Chocolate Fondant Cake

Try this Chocolate fondant cake recipe to wow your guests. We all love chocolate desserts but the ultimate chocolate dessert must be the Fondant. How many Valentine’s Menus end with chocolate fondant. For those who watch Master Chef, the chocolate fondant is a firm favourite that can also have many variations for those looking to be a little more adventurous. Actually chocolate fondants are very easy to make and still add the wow factor to any menu especially when your guest cut into the pud to release that lovely gooey centre. Melted chocolate, castor sugar and butter with the addition of eggs and a little flour and that’s it. Simply line some greased pudding bowls with the mix and chill before baking.

Top Tip

Do not overcook the pudding otherwise your pudding will cook inside and you will be left with a chocolate sponge pudding. Ensure your oven is to the required temperature beforehand. Check out a great recipe below.

What you Need

  • 85g/3oz caster sugar
  • 150g/6oz butter, chopped, plus extra for greasing
  • 150g/6oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), roughly chopped
  • 3 free-range egg yolks
  • 3 whole free-range eggs
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • double cream, to serve (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 180c/350F
  • Lightly grease 4 small pudding moulds
  • Add the sugar, chocolate and butter to a heatproof bowl that is simmering over some hot water
  • Heat gently and gradually whisk the mixture together to get a smooth chocolate mixture
  • Now add the eggs and egg yolks
  • Whisk together and then fold in the flour
  • Beat well
  • Add the mixture to the pudding moulds and chill for at least 25 minutes
  • Cook in the oven for about 10 minutes
  • Once cooked allow to cool for a couple of minutes and then tip the pudding moulds upside down onto your serving plates. Slowly remove the moulds
  • Decorate and serve