Fondant au Chocolat Recipe – French Chocolate Cake
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Serves: 5 cakes
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (76g)
  • 3½ oz semi-sweet chocolate (100g)
  • 2 eggs, medium size
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (50g)
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour, sifted (32g)
  • Extra softened unsalted butter and sugar for ramekins
  1. 1. First, in a heat-proof mixing bowl, add in 3 ½ oz of semi-sweet chocolate. And add in 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter. And melt over simmering water. The bowl should not touch the water. It’s called bain-marie, hot water bath. And use a double boiler if you have one. The chocolate melts quickly. Set aside.
  2. 2. And in a mixing bowl break in 2 eggs. Then add in pinch of salt and ¼ cup of granulated sugar and whisk until pale in color.
  3. 3. Now pour melted chocolate into egg mixture. And stir until well combined.
  4. 4. Then sift in ¼ cup of flour and whisk until combined. As you see my batter is pretty liquidy.
  5. 5. Brush a ramekin with softened unsalted butter. Today I am using a ramekin rather than silicon molds because I will serve when it’s still warm. Then coat it with sugar. I am making only one today. The remaining batter can be used the next day. Just store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
  6. 6. Pour the batter into a ramekin (cupcake size). And bake in the oven preheated to 355 degrees (180C) for about 11 minutes.
  7. 7. Out of oven, let cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. And serve.
1. Fondant au chocolate doesn’t call for leavening agent. So it might seem to rise in the oven but after cooling on a wire rack, it falls down eventually.

2. If you want more lava, bake about 11 minutes. If you want it to be firm, fill the molds ⅔ full and bake a few minutes more.
Recipe by Eugenie Kitchen at