Weekend Cooking: Mini Fondants

Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite recipes ever, and it is obscenely easy–obscene because you could literally be eating these in less than fifteen minutes, and if you’re like me when it comes to chocolate cravings, you could be eating ALL OF THESE in less than fifteen minutes. Ahem.

The fondant au chocolat is a classic French dessert that is like a cross between chocolate cake and brownies, and it’s best served warm with a slightly liquid center (hence the fondant title, which means “thawing” or “melting”). A fondant is usually a cake-sized dessert, but this recipe is actually for mini ones that you can make in muffin cups.

Mini Fondants au Chocolat


2 eggs

20 g flour

50 g sugar

100 g dark chocolate

100 g butter


Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.

Mix together the first three ingredients in a large bowl. Melt the butter and chocolate together over medium heat until melted, stirring constantly. Slowly pour the chocolate mixture together with the rest of the ingredients, stirring to combine. Pour the batter into muffin cups, only filling them halfway.

If desired, place a small square of chocolate in the middle of each fondant. (I say “if desired”, but I really mean “You should sooooo do this!” It’s delicious and you can use any flavor of chocolate to mix it up.)

Bake at 200°C/400°C for 10 minutes. Serve warm, preferably with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream! 🙂

For any of you who are participating in Dewey’s Readathon this weekend, this would make a quick snack. And chocolate is totally brain food, or so I tell myself…

Weekend Cooking is hosted by Beth Fish Reads and is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, quotations, photographs…


16 thoughts on “Weekend Cooking: Mini Fondants

  1. jama

    Just read an article at npr.org citing that chocolate eaters are smarter — more Nobel Prize winners come from countries with higher chocolate consumption.

    I need to be smarter. I need these, yes I do!! 🙂

  2. Marg

    “I say “if desired”, but I really mean “You should sooooo do this!”


    I just made brownies for the first time this weekend, so I do have enough ingredients leftover to make this next weekend!

  3. Fay

    This is one of those simple recipes that would be just as good as the chocolate you use. It would be worth a trip to the chocolate store to get some specialty baking chocolate, although dark choc from the grocery store would be fine too. Any chocolate any time, really.


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