Guaranteed melt-in-the-middle hot chocolate fondants. Extremely easy to make using a food mixer, and your guests will love cutting into these to find the hot, rich chocolaty sauce running straight out of the middle. Turn the fondants out of the ramekins onto 6 dessert plates and serve each with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Recipe Summary

9 mins
24 mins
15 mins
6 ramekins


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix 1 teaspoon flour and cocoa powder together in a bowl.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter 6 metal pudding ramekins and use a fine sieve to dust the insides with the flour-cocoa powder mixture.

  • Place chocolate and 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter in a heatproof bowl and set over a saucepan of boiling water. Stir until melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove bowl from the saucepan and set aside to cool slightly.

  • Whisk egg yolks and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Whisk in 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour gradually until smooth. Stir in the cooled melted chocolate-butter mixture.

  • Whisk egg whites together in a bowl, using a clean whisk, until stiff. Fold gently into the chocolate-butter mixture. Pour into the prepared ramekins.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until risen but slightly undercooked inside, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Carefully remove ramekins from the oven and loosen the sides of each cake with a round-bladed knife.

Cook's Notes:

Mint chocolate chip variation: Add 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint with the melted chocolate and replace the vanilla ice cream with mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Orange variation: Grate the zest of 3 oranges, and place in the bowl while melting chocolate. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 36.1g; fat 22.9g; cholesterol 131.3mg; sodium 136.3mg. Full Nutrition