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Hot chocolate & cocoa fondant cakes recipe

Updated on May 27, 2015

Hot chocolate fondant cakes

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 27 min
Yields: 4


  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2oz caster sugar
  • 1 3/4oz unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4oz flour
  • 2oz dark chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons Tia Maria or cinnamon liquor
  • powdered sugar or icing sugar, for topping


  1. Butter the ramekin dishes (around 7" to 7.5" in diameter) and preheat the oven to 160C.
  2. Dust the ramekin dishes with cocoa.
  3. In a small bowl set over a pan of hot water, melt the chocolate and butter. Then, take off the heat to cool, still stirring until the mixture is smooth. Leave to cool for around 10 minutes.
  4. Whisk the egg, single yolk and sugar together until thick and pale, and then fold in the melted chocolate/butter mixture.
  5. Fold in the liqueur, and then the flour (sifted).
  6. Pour the mixture into the four ramekin dishes.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Once done, turn out onto pre-warmed dishes (if you wish) and dust with icing sugar.
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