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Chocolate fondant cake



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Chocolate fondant cake

  • 150 g butter, cut into pieces, plus extra for greasing
  • 6 eggs, seperated
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 250 g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces (see Tips)
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 6
    Preparation 15min
  • 7
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      If you are using a Thermomix® TM6 measuring cup with your Thermomix® TM5:
      For cooking (simmering) at temperatures of 95°C or above (200°F), the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 measuring cup, as the TM6 measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents food spatter from the mixing bowl.

Recipe's preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a springform cake tin (22 cm) and set aside.
  2. Insert butterfly whisk. Place egg whites and salt into mixing bowl and whip 6 min/speed 3.5 or until stiff peaks form.
  3. Add 20 g of the caster sugar and mix 20 sec/speed 3.5. Remove butterfly whisk. Transfer into a bowl and set aside.
  4. Place remaining 180 g caster sugar, egg yolks and butter into mixing bowl and mix 6 min/70°C/ speed 4.
  5. Add dark chocolate, wait a few seconds for chocolate to soften and mix 20 sec/speed 5.
  6. Add flour and mix 10 sec/speed 5.
  7. Insert butterfly whisk. Add reserved whipped egg white mixture and mix 15 sec/speed 3. Remove butterfly whisk. Transfer cake batter into prepared springform tin. Bake for 10-15 minute (200°C - see Tips). Allow cake to cool for 5 minutes in the tin and serve warm.

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If using chocolate with 70% cocoa or more, reduce amount to 200 g.

The mixing method and short baking time produces a gooey mousse-like centre. If you prefer a firmer cake, bake for 20-25 minute (180°C).

This cake is delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream.

Quick chocolate cake variation: place chocolate into mixing bowl and grate 5 sec/speed 7. Add butter and melt 4 min/60°C/speed 2. Add flour, sugar, salt and eggs and mix 15 sec/speed 5. Transfer into springform cake tin (22 cm) and bake for approx. 20 minutes (180°C).

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  • I really wanted some mousse this week but didn’t...

    Submitted by Thermo Meeks on 30. August 2019 - 18:29.

    I really wanted some mousse this week but didn’t want to wait 2 hrs for it to set - so I made this one instead- it totally hit the spot.
    loved it.

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  • Wow! So delicious and gooey The hardest part was...

    Submitted by SharonA on 27. August 2019 - 20:35.

    Wow! So delicious and gooey Love The hardest part was separating the eggs. Very decadent! Will be making this again. Love

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