Quick & Easy

Chocolate fondant cakes

There are few more satisfying dessert experiences than plunging your spoon into a chocolate fondant cake and watching the molten centre run out.



1.Lightly grease 4 x 225ml dariole moulds with melted butter. Place in the freezer.
2.Melt chocolate and chopped butter in the top of a double boiler. Mix to combine, then set aside to cool slightly.
3.In a large bowl, sift together cocoa powder, baking powder and plain flour. Stir in sugar, then add eggs, liqueur and melted chocolate mixture. Whisk to combine.
4.Spoon mixture into prepared moulds (it should 2/3 fill each mould). Return moulds to the freezer for an hour. Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced).
5.Bake fondants for exactly 12 minutes. Run a flat bladed knife around the cakes to loosen them. Invert onto individual plates and serve immediately with cream or ice cream.

These desserts can also be cooked from frozen, so they are perfect to prepare ahead.


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