Chocolate fondant cake

This is the chocolate fondant cake recipe I regularly bake. People often ask for the recipe afterwards. The recipe is very simple and you can bake the cake the day before to eat it the day after, or in the morning to eat it at diner.

This chocolate fondant cake is perfect for chocolate lovers. It is absolutely delicious!

This recipe is an excerpt from the book Je veux du chocolat (I want chocolate) by Trish Deseine.

For 8 persons:

  • 200g chocolate,
  • 200g unsalted butter,
  • 5 eggs,
  • 1 tablespoon flour (approximately 15g),
  • 250 g sugar.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).

Cut the chocolate and the butter into pieces. Melt them together in a double boiler or in the microwave. Add sugar, stir and let the mixture cool down a bit.

Add the eggs one by one (mix after each egg). Add the flour and stir. Pour the dough in a 20 cm square pan (don’t forget to butter and flour the pan beforehands, except if you use a silicon pan). Bake for 22 minutes at 180 °C (350°F). The cake should be slightly shaking in the middle.

The author recommends to remove the cake from the pan soon after taking it from the oven. As far as I am concerned, the time I tried to remove it from the pan, the cake broke off! So I let it cool completely in the pan and cut directly slices inside (be careful if you use a silicon pan). I you try this recipe and manage to remove the cake from the pan, please come back here to give me your technique!

You can serve the chocolate fondant cake with custard or vanilla ice cream.

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