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Dark Chocolate and Mandarin Fondant

By Sprout Cooking School / Tuesday, 1 August 2017 / Topics: dessert, chocolate, winter, mandarin

  • Time 40 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Difficulty simple


  • 100g Good quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 35g Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons plain flour
  • ¼ Cup cream fraiche
  • 1 Mandarin, zested, segments separated
  • 2 Tablespoons freeze dried mandarins (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease four ramekins with spray oil.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl over gently simmering water. In another bowl lightly whisk the eggs, yolks and sugar together. Whisk in the melted chocolate and mandarin zest, then fold in the flour.
  3. Pour mixture into ramekins to two thirds full. Transfer to the oven and bake for 10–15 minutes or until the edges are set and there is a slight wobble in the middle
  4. Turn out fondant onto a serving plate, top with mandarin segments, crème fraiche and freeze-dried mandarin (optional).

(Nutrition information is per serve)

  • Energy 1703kj
  • Total Fat 23.0g
  • Sat Fat 12.0g
  • Total Carb 46.2g
  • Sugar 40.5g
  • Sodium 78mg
  • Protein 5.8G
  • Fibre 0.8g