These Easy Chocolate Fondants are incredibly simple to whip together and are the most delicious molten chocolate treats ever. It is gooey chocolate decadence at its best.
Easy Molten Chocolate Fondant Recipe
If you are looking for something deliciously indulgent I highly recommend making a batch of these easy decadent chocolate fondants. This recipe is so simple to make and super quick to bake. This is the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers - the rich, moist chocolate fondant cakes are filled with gooey molten chocolate centers.
What you will need to make Chocolate Lava Cakes:
- Dark chocolate. Gives rich chocolatey flavor to the chocolate fondant cakes.
- Butter. Salted or unsalted is fine.
- Instant coffee. Just a a little to bring out the chocolate flavor.
- Eggs. This recipe uses whole eggs and egg yolks.
- Caster sugar. For a touch of sweetness.
- All-purpose flour. To give the cakes the perefect consistency.
- Lindt Lindor Chocolate Balls. Or blocks of chocolate will also work just as well.
How To Make Chocolate Fondant Cakes
This simple recipe is easy to follow and can easily be halved to serve two people or doubled to serve a crowd. To make chocolate fondant cakes:
- Prepare oven and baking dishes. The first thing to do is preheat your oven to 200C and grease four ramekins (or small baking dishes) very well.
- Melt butter, chocolate, and coffee tgether. In a medium pot over a low heat, melt the chocolate, butter, and coffee together. Once melted, remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
- Beat together eggs and sugar. In a mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the sugar, eggs, and egg yolks until light and fluffy.
- Combine chocolate, flour, and egg mixture. Add the cooled chocolate mixture and flour to the egg mixture. Gently fold together until just combined. Do not over mix!
- Add more chocolate! Pour the batter into the prepared ramekins and add a chocolate ball or blocks of chocolate to the centre of each ramekin.
- Bake. Place the ramekins in the oven and bake for 13 - 16 minutes at 200C. Do not over bake as this will set up the molten centers too much.
Serving Suggestions for Warm Chocolate Fondants
These molten chocolate cakes are delicious as they are or dusted with icing sugar or cocoa powder. You can also consider the following serving options:
- A scoop of vanilla ice cream
- A drizzle of double cream, salted caramel, or white chocolate sauce (or all three!)
- Whipped cream and fresh berries
- Berry sauce or coulis
Recipe Tips & Troubleshooting
- It is is important to grease your fondant moulds incredibly well - and dariole moulds (small pudding basins) work best for this recipe.
- Oven temperatures vary greatly – so if your oven runs hot these cakes will cook faster and they will become too firm in the centre so adjust cooking time accordingly. You may want to test the recipe with one fondant before baking the rest.
- Leftover chocolate fondants can be reheated for a few seconds in the microwave before serving.
- If your lava cake is really moist and soft on top then it probably needs a few more minutes of baking.
- Leave the fondants to cool for a few minutes before serving. This cooling time allows them to firm up slightly to the perfect consistency.
More Chocolate Recipes You May Like
- Coffee Chocolate Brownies
- Chocolate Ganache Cookie Sandwiches
- Easy Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
- Creamy Tahini Hot Chocolate
If you give them a try, let me know what you think of the recipe over on my Instagram 🙂
Easy Chocolate Fondants
- 200 grams dark chocolate chopped
- 100 grams butter room temperature
- 1 tsp instant coffee
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup caster sugar
- ¼ cup flour
- 4 Lindt Lindor Chocolate Balls (blocks of chocolate will also work)
- Preheat your oven to 200C and grease four ramekins.
- In a medium pot, melt the chocolate, butter, and coffee together.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, and egg yolks until light and fluffy.
- Add the chocolate mixture and flour to the egg mixture.
- Gently fold together until just combined.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared ramekins and add a chocolate ball (or block of chocolate) to the centre of each ramekin.
- Bake for 13 - 16 minutes at 200C.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
This post was made in collaboration with Kitchen Inspire.