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Chocolate Fondants

Everyone will love these rich chocolate desserts with a melt in the middle centre

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 4
Author thebakingexplorer


  • 150 g Butter
  • 150 g Dark chocolate
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 75 g Caster sugar
  • 25 g Plain flour
  • Icing sugar or Cocoa powder for dusting
  • Ice cream for serving


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200C/180C Fan/400F/Gas Mark 6 and grease and line the bottom of four ramekins or dariole moulds

  2. Melt the butter and dark chocolate in a glass bowl above simmering water, then set aside. You can also melt it in the microwave, start with a 30 second blast, stir, then continue with 10 second blasts stirring in between each one

  3. Whisk the eggs and caster sugar together

  4. Pour the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and whisk as you pour so the eggs don't cook

  5. Sieve the plain flour into the mixture and whisk in

  6. Divide the mixture between the ramekins/moulds, leave about 1/2cm room for them to rise and bake for 12-13 minutes. The baking time does depend on your oven, so if you're making these for a dinner party try and test them a few days before

  7. Let them cool for a couple of minutes, then use a butter knife to loosen around the edges, put a plate or bowl on top of the ramekin and flip the whole thing over and then remove the ramekin and peel the baking paper off the top

  8. Serve immediately with a dusting of icing sugar or cocoa powder, and some good quality vanilla ice cream