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Melt in the Middle Chocolate Fondant


  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 175g dark chocolate
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 5 free-range eggs
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder



1) Pre-heat oven to 200C / gas mark 6.

2) Brush 4 ramekins with a little melted butter. Sprinkle in some cocoa powder coating sides and bottom. Tip out any excess.

3) Bring water to boil in a pan, reduce heat to simmer and melt chocolate and butter in a glass bowl above the water. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

4) Whisk 3 egg yolks and 2 eggs and caster sugar until pale and fluffy.

5) Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.

6) Fold in the flour and then spoon mixture into the ramekins.

7) Bake for 6-7 minutes - the fondant should spring back when pressed in the centre.


Serve immediately with cream or ice cream.

Serves 4


From Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Resort, Aberfoyle