60g good quality dark chocolate broken into pieces
60g caster sugar
60g plain flour
30g unsalted butter chopped so it's not one lump
Knob of butter (separate from above)
Cocoa powder (about a dessert spoon but don't bother measuring out)
preparation 5 mins • you cook for 14 mins •
Watch a 30 second preview of my cook-along video below
Chocolate lovers beware. This dessert should come with a warning. Do not expect to act rationally between the serving and eating of this dish. Chocolate fondants have a reputation for being difficult but they're really not! It's so easy to make, and so sticky and rich, chocolate dessert doesn't get better than this.
Glass mixing bowl to sit on the saucepan
Large mixing bowl
2 ramekins or pudding molds
Electric whisk (you can do by hand if you want)
Before you start, have both saucepans on the hob, one filled with an inch of barely simmering water. Have the chocolate and butter next to the hob, and the flour and other ingredients on your work surface. Preheat your oven to 180c and click here!