Craving something sweet and indulgent? This Chocolate Fondant Cake is your answer. It's rich, gooey, and perfect for dessert lovers. Keep reading to find out how to make this delicious treat.
This cake is perfect for Valentine's Day or any romantic occasion. If you love recipes that melt in your mouth, you'll also like my Spicy Chocolate Cake.
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Prepping the Chocolate
Melt the chocolate and butter together in a bain-marie. This creates the rich base for your cake.
Mixing the Base
Whisk the eggs, sugar, and salt in another bowl until they get light and fluffy. This adds air and structure.
Add the melted chocolate mix to the egg mixture. Gently fold them together.
Add the Flour
Fold in the flour gently. Make sure not to overmix.
Prepare for Baking
Grease and flour your ramekins. Fill them up to three-quarters full with the batter. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Bake and Serve
Bake for 8-12 minutes at 410°F. Unmold the cakes while they're warm. Enjoy!
Hint: Don't overmix the batter. Overmixing can make the cake dense, not light and gooey.
For a dairy-free version, replace the butter with a dairy-free alternative.
Add a teaspoon of orange zest or a splash of rum for extra flavor.
A bain-marie and quality ramekins work best.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Freezing is not recommended.
Don't overbake. These cakes are meant to be gooey in the center.
It's a water bath used to melt ingredients gently.
Yes, dark chocolate works great.
The edges will look set, but the center will still be soft.
Yes, but adjust the baking time.
Yes, berries accompanies this dessert beautifully.
Honey or maple syrup can be used.
Yes, it helps set the batter.
No, it's best enjoyed fresh.
Yes, but it's rich. Small servings are best.
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Making Cake Batter
- Melt butter and chocolate in a water bath.
- In a separate bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and salt. Make it fluffy.
- Pour melted chocolate into egg mix.
- Mix gently.
- Add flour.
Baking Your Cake
- Prep ramekins with grease and flour.
- Fill ramekins ¾ full with batter.
- Put in fridge for 30 minutes.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes at 410°F.
- Take cake out of ramekin.
- Serve warm and enjoy.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: French
- Diet: Vegetarian
- Always melt chocolate on low heat to prevent burning.