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Really Easy Chocolate Fondant Cake

This easy recipe for Chocolate Fondant Cake made with only 5 ingredients, in record time, is from our friends at Mirabeau wine.

Hope you love it and if this isn’t a good excuse to bake a cake, I don’t know what is.

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Chocolate Fondant cake

The French are fond of their fondants and after nearly 5 years of living here, so are we. And it’s easy so to knock up this recipe an hour before semi-unexpected guests turn up or even if you just fancy whipping it up as a much appreciated weekend treat for your kids. It’s best with dark chocolate, but if your kids find that too intense then use half-dark/half-milk chocolate to make it more fun for them.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 8 people


  • 200 g Good Quality Chocolate
  • 100 g Butter
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 50 g Flour
  • 3 eggs


  • I know this is frowned upon, but in a quest to save on washing up and to speed things up I put the butter and chocolate in a glass bowl and melt it together in a microwave. Make sure you set the microwave to a very low setting (around 160W) and keep an eye on it, stopping from time to time to stir it. After 6-7 minutes and you’ll have a lovely glossy mixture. If you set it too hot it’ll end up in a solid mess, so please be really careful.
  • Let it cool down a little and then stir in the whisked eggs followed by gently adding the flour and sugar. Stir until your arm starts to ache, which means it’s all really well integrated and ready to go.
  • You should have a gorgeous, semi-thick mixture, which you can easily transfer into your baking tin. As these cakes are lovely eaten semi warm I always line the tin with baking paper, as it’s unlikely to come out whole otherwise.
  • Put the cake in the oven for about 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. It should still wobble a little when you touch the top.
  • Let it cool down slightly…and then fight your offspring for the first piece!
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Stephen had been in the corporate world for 15 years and in August 2008 turned down a promotion that would have meant more money but also more stress, longer hours and less time with his young family. For many years the Cronks had been dreaming and talking about moving to France to make their own wine, but the moment never seemed quite right to make the big leap.

Soon after, a good redundancy offer seemed the perfect opportunity to turn the dream into reality and after selling their beloved house, they left the leafy suburbs of south-west London in August 2009. Their worldly possessions were packed up on the back of a truck and with barely a word of French between them, the family headed south to a small village called Cotignac, in the heart of Provence.

The Cronks spent a year getting their bearings, learning to live the provençal way, as Stephen was criss-crossing the country researching and finding the best vineyards to work with. The next step was setting up a small wine business with the principle objective of making a Provence rosé that would be regarded as one of the very best from the region, while building a brand that people would grow to love. In order to achieve this aim, they put together a highly experienced winemaking team and threw their heart and soul into the brand and innovative communications with their customers. Mirabeau is now being sold in more than 30 markets, has won medals and earned acclaim from some of the world’s toughest wine critics, but what really makes Stephen happiest is that their wines are an integral part of people having a great time together.

Read more about the Mirabeau Wine story here.

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