Moelleux au chocolat

September 29, 2009

moelleux au chocolatThis photo of a chocolate fondant was taped to Emilie’s fridge when I visited her in Paris last month, and when I walked into her kitchen the drool nearly spilled from my mouth.  Doesn’t this look like the yummiest thing ever? Don’t you just want to take a spoon and dip it into that melted chocolate center?

I asked her to translate the recipe for me into English so I could try to make it at home. And indeed this is one tasty dessert.  Not to mention, it’s ridiculously easy to make. A great treat to make if you find yourself needing a dessert with short notice.  All you need is some good dark chocolate lying around (which, if you know me, I always have in my kitchen)!

Here’s the recipe:

Moelleux au Chocolat:

-150 g black chocolate + 12 squares
-80 g of butter + a little nugget
-80 g of icing sugar
-2 tablespoons of flour
-4 eggs

Heat oven to 220°C. Butter 6 ramekins. Break up the chocolate and melt with the butter over a bain marie or in the microwave. Mix well with a whisk. Beat together the sugar and the eggs, add the flour and add the chocolate mixture. Pour the mixture into the ramekins until they are half full, then put 2 squares of chocolate in the mixture and then fill the ramekin up to the top. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes depending on your oven. Timing is everything! If you don’t leave the moelleux in long enough the chocolate in the middle will not have melted, if you leave them too long they will have become solid. It is an exciting 8-10 minutes! Some people put white chocolate squares in the middle of the moelleux instead of black chocolate to have a bit of a colour contrast…

Eat while hot, and enjoy!

For a printable version of this recipe, click here.



Comments (7)

September 29, 2009


September 29, 2009

Hi Courtney – lovely to meet you and your gorgeous baby yesterday. It was a lovely event and great to put faces to names. I love your site! Talk soon, Hazel (HCM). 🙂

Belinda B
September 29, 2009

I have had this at Emilie’s house and it literally one of the best things i have ever had!

silvia - milano
September 29, 2009

what’s icing sugar?

Christine Dubiniecki
September 29, 2009

Icing sugar is the same as powdered or confectioners sugar. According to the “The Penguin Companion of Food” it is crushed to a very fine consistency to which a little cornstarch may be added to keep it dry. I use it to decorate desserts and to make easy buttercream frosting for cupcakes (yumm!!). I can’t wait to try out this delicious looking dessert!

September 29, 2009

Exactly! Icing sugar is also known as powdered sugar or confectioners sugar! (All these different names in different countries drive me crazy!)

October 4, 2009

We ended a lovely sunday family supper with this tonight. It was AMAZING!!!!! Thank you for introducing it to us-will be such a crowd pleaser for future dinner parties!

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