Rose’s Chocolate Fondant

Rose's Chocolate Fondant

Rose’s Chocolate Fondant

Sometimes you want a chocolate dessert that isn’t too heavy, just a small smackerel of chocolate gooey heaven. Cue the fondant. The downfall of many a MasterChef contender, it’s developed a bit of a reputation. However, as long as you’re meticulous about timing, you can’t go wrong. The chocolate fondant is always impressive!

  • Prep: 40 minutes
  • Cook: 15 minutes

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 125g plain chocolate (broken into pieces)
  • 150g unsalted butter (125g for the recipe, 25g for greasing the basins)
  • 4 eggs
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 50g self-raising flour (plus a little extra for dusting)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • icing sugar (for dusting)
  • whipped cream (to serve)

You will need:

6x 200ml pudding basins


  1. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of gently simmering water – stir until combined then leave to cool
  2. While the chocolate cools, preheat the oven to 180’C/Gas mark 4
  3. Lightly butter and flour 6x 200ml pudding basins
  4. Whisk the eggs and sugar together until light and pale and doubled in volume
  5. Fold the egg mixture into the cooled chocolate – sift in the flour and cocoa then fold until combined
  6. Spoon the chocolate mixture into the prepared pudding basins and bake for 6-7 minutes until risen
  7. Loosen the puddings with a knife and carefully turn out
  8. Dust with icing sugar and serve with whipped cream

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