cheat’s chocolate fondant
- ¼ cup (50g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
- ½ cup (55g) icing (confectioner’s) sugar, sifted
- ¾ cup (90g) almond meal (ground almonds)
- 2 eggwhites
- 100g butter, melted
- 160g dark chocolate, melted
- 4 small squares dark chocolate, extra
- Preheat oven to 150°C (300°F). Place the flour, sugar, almond meal, eggwhites, butter and melted chocolate in a bowl and mix well to combine.
- Spoon half the mixture into 4 x ½ cup capacity (125ml) lightly greased dariole moulds.
- Divide the extra chocolate squares between the moulds and top with the remaining mixture. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until cooked but soft in the middle.
- Stand in tins for 5–7 minutes before turning out. Serves 4.
I used 1/3 cup caster sugar instead of icing sugar and that new Cadbury chocolate (dark and milk combined). I also forgot to add a square of chocolate in each fondant but it still turned out beautifully. Next time I won’t add any sugar at all as the Cadbury chocolate was sweet enough. My husband is very fussy with desserts but he absolutely loved this. I know how to make the classic fondant using 8 eggs but this is much more cost and time efficient with similar results. One thing I noticed however was the texture was between that of a friand and a fondant. Perfect with icecream or cream. Thanks Donna Hay.