You say chocolate fondant, I say chocolate molten cake. Tom-ay-to Tom-ar-to!
But who doesn’t like the sound of a chocolate molten cake? I think it describes this little beauty quite perfectly.
It’s another gem that I found on the BBC Good Food site. These puds are so super duper they will have you licking your plate!
Here is what you need to make 4:
- 25g Butter (For brushing)
- 2-3 tsp, Cocoa Powder (For dusting)
- 100g Dark Chocolate
- 100g Butter
- 100g Caster Sugar
- 2 Eggs, 2 Egg Yolks
- 100g Plain Flour
First you need to prepare the ramekins. Melt some butter and get the cocoa powder, a brush & 4 standard sized ramekins.
Using upward strokes, completely coat the insides of the ramekins with the melted butter. (The upward strokes will encourage the cake to rise upwards & make them easier to remove from the ramekins once cooked.) Then pop in the fridge for a few minutes to chill.
Take out the fridge and coat with another layer of butter. Then put a tsp of cocoa powder in and tap it all the way round so it coats the whole of the inside. Tap out the excess. Do the same for all 4 ramekins then put them back in the fridge until needed.
Next, gradually melt together the butter & dark chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Leave to one side to cool for 10 minutes.
In another bowl, whisk (hand or electric) together the egg yolks and the sugar until pale & thick enough that the whisk leaves a trail. Then sift in the flour and mix well.
Pour the melted chocolate into the egg mixture in thirds and fold carefully until its all incorporated. Pour the mixture into a jug as this will make it easier to put into the ramekins.
Preheat your oven to 180°C (Fan.) Pour the mixture equally into the four prepared ramekins and put on a baking tray ready to go into the oven.
Cook in the middle of the oven for 10-12 minutes until the tops have formed a crust & the sides are coming away from the ramekins. Remove from the oven and leave on the side for 1 minute.
Then gently run a teaspoon around the top edges and carefully turn the puds out onto plates.
Although unsuspecting, this little pud has a surprise waiting for you on the inside. The second you put a spoon into it, this is what you get…
Nom nom nom, it oozes gooey chocolatey goodness!
I love this pudding. If someone put a gun to my head and made me choose my favourite pudding, I think this would be it. It’s so good, you can even freeze them and cook them from frozen! (See the original recipe for details.)
Hope you all enjoyed this weeks chocolate delights, see you all next week!