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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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      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of 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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Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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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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