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My First Chocolate Fondant Cake (aka Molten Chocolate Lava Cake)

by Spicie Foodie on April 25, 2013

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The other day I had such an intense craving for chocolate. I ate a piece of my favorite dark but it didn’t satisfy. My body and mind was craving and asking for more than just a piece of chocolate. I wanted something more like chocolate cake. As a chocoholic once the craving or thought enters my brain it won’t go away until it is fully satisfied. Thankfully I remembered a super easy chocolate cake recipe that I had Pinned a couple of weeks ago. The recipe was for Gourmet Getaway’s Chocolate Fondant Cake, many may also know it as molten chocolate cake or lava cake or molten lava cakes. Regardless of what name you know it by, you know that it is one decadent dessert.

My First Chocolate Fondant Cake (aka Molten Chocolate Lava Cake) on SpicieFoodie | #chocolate #cake #moltencakes #pecans #dessert

I have never eaten this cake at a restaurant and certainly have never baked one myself. The minute I saw Julie’s recipe I knew it would satisfy my chocolate craving. I also loved that her recipe uses half the quantity of eggs and butter but it still looked and sounded delicious. And boy was it ever!

My First Chocolate Fondant Cake (aka Molten Chocolate Lava Cake) on SpicieFoodie | #chocolate #cake #moltencakes #pecans #dessert

My First Chocolate Fondant Cake (aka Molten Chocolate Lava Cake) on SpicieFoodie | #chocolate #cake #moltencakes #pecans #dessert

The ease and short ingredients list gave me confidence that I could bake the cakes without messing them up. Julie also states that “It is truly the easiest chocolate fondant recipe you will ever try, and it works every time!” Now how could I resist giving her recipe a try — I simply couldn’t.

My First Chocolate Fondant Cake (aka Molten Chocolate Lava Cake) on SpicieFoodie | #chocolate #cake #moltencakes #pecans #dessert

You’ll have to go to Julie’s blog, Gourmet Getaways, to get her recipe. But before you head over there I want to tell you the couple changes I made. For the chocolate I used dark baker’s chocolate, it is very strong and very delicious. Her recipe calls for ground hazelnuts but I used ground coffee spiced pecans. They gave an extra added flavor that complimented perfectly. Lastly she dusted her cakes with powdered sugar and instead I sprinkled mine with fresh orange zest and a pinch of granulated sugar. Orange and chocolate compliment each other perfectly.

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Even though I followed the instructions exactly as Julie stated I was nervous that I might over bake them. As I cut into the first piece mine seemed more well done than the cakes in her photos. But after eating that first bite and exposing more of the center the chocolate lava spilt out. I won’t lie to you I did a happy dance.

My First Chocolate Fondant Cake (aka Molten Chocolate Lava Cake) on SpicieFoodie | #chocolate #cake #moltencakes #pecans #dessert

Halfway through eating my first molten lava cake my toes curled and I knew my life would never be the same. These are seriously the best chocolate cakes ever! I don’t think I’ll ever go back to eating regular chocolate cake. Especially now that I have this super easy and fast recipe — thanks for sharing Julie!

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Okay, go get Gourmet Getaways’ Chocolate Fondant Cake recipe now http://gourmetgetaways.com.au/chocolate-fondant-cake-2/

 

Have you ever made chocolate fondant aka chocolate molten lava cakes? Do you love them as much as I do?

 

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{ 51 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shelby April 25, 2013 at 11:14 AM

what gorgeous photos – so elegant!

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2 Spicie Foodie April 25, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Thank you Shelby!:)

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3 Gourmet Getaways April 25, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Oh!! I am so pleased you enjoyed the recipe as much as I do… I will be trying your adjustments too, they will make a great variation :)

The batter can stay in the fridge for days so you can make a single lava cake each night if you like… although I find this too tempting ;)

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4 Spicie Foodie April 25, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Oh my god don’t tell me that because I could seriously keep the batter on an endless tap in the fridge. Lol:) So happy you shared the recipe Julie, thanks!

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5 Gourmet Getaways April 25, 2013 at 11:23 AM

BTW… you made the dessert look so gorgeous! :)

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6 Spicie Foodie April 25, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Thanks:)

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7 Rosa April 25, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Heavenly and luscious! This fondant is baked to perfection.

Great pictures.

Cheers,

Rosa

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8 Spicie Foodie April 25, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Thank you Rosa:)

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9 Manju @ Manju'sEatingDelights April 25, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Gorgeous…I’m a true chocoholic too…that whisk with the flowing chocolate is sooooo tempting!!

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10 Spicie Foodie April 25, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Then you’ll really love this cake. Thank you Manju!

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11 Pam April 25, 2013 at 5:09 PM

It looks rich, decadent, and so delicious.

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12 Spicie Foodie April 25, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Yes to all three, hehe. Thank you Pam

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13 Anusha April 25, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Nan!! omg! what can i say?? i m dumbstruck by the pictures. They look amazing. And what a cake gal!

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14 Spicie Foodie April 25, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Thank you so much Anusha!

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15 Angie@Angie's Recipes April 25, 2013 at 6:05 PM

So chocolatey and tempting!

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16 Spicie Foodie April 25, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Thank you Angie!

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17 Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 25, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Your line about your toes curling made me laugh… what an absolutely decadent lava cake! Gorgeous!

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18 Spicie Foodie April 25, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Hehe, naughty I know:) Thanks sweetie!

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19 The Travelling Chopsticks April 25, 2013 at 9:59 PM

How have you managed to go through life for so long and NOT ever eaten a fondant cake!! do you know realise what you have been missing?!! Your photos are amazing…!

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20 Spicie Foodie April 26, 2013 at 3:22 PM

I don’t know Alex, but now I know better;) Thanks

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21 Nandita April 25, 2013 at 10:28 PM

WHOA Nancy!!! This is pure ecstasy. Loved this cake :)

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22 Spicie Foodie April 26, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Thank you Nandita!

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23 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today April 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Hello my frieng chocoholic, welcome to the club. When I saw the first picture it was quite hard to concentrait and read further, hahaha

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24 Spicie Foodie April 26, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Hehe, thanks Marta!

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25 Gina April 25, 2013 at 11:49 PM

You are killing me here, I never am satisfied with just a piece of chocolate, believe me I wish I was. I always seem to want more. Love how you put more in your lava cake. I haven’t baked on of these in years, I think it’s time I make my toes curl up again (lol). Hope you have a great weekend.
-Gina-

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26 Spicie Foodie April 26, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I’m the same way Gina, unless it’s really dark then one piece is enough to go into a chocolate comma. Lol, yep it’s time!:) Thanks and you too have a great weekend.

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27 yummychunklet April 26, 2013 at 3:04 AM

Insanely awesome first try!

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28 Spicie Foodie April 26, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Thanks:)

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29 Medeja April 26, 2013 at 4:17 AM

What a luxurious dessert!

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30 Spicie Foodie April 26, 2013 at 3:25 PM

It really is, thanks Medeja!

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31 Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness April 26, 2013 at 4:21 AM

This cake would satisfy my chocolate cravings too. Look very yummy!

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32 Spicie Foodie April 26, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Thank you Dawn, I hope you make yourself some and soon.:)

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33 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet April 27, 2013 at 3:18 AM

My mind is reeling…and my stomach is growling. Amazing that you made that!

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34 Spicie Foodie April 27, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Thank you Lynn, I hope you make yourself one soon.

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35 Suzanne Perazzini April 27, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Wow! This is spectacular. I have never made these cakes though I have seen them often and lusted after them. You did such a great job.

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36 Spicie Foodie April 27, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Thank you Suzanne!:)

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37 Ramona April 27, 2013 at 1:23 PM

This may be your first time… but from the looks of how delicious it looks it won’t be your last. I can see why it made your toes curl. :)

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38 Spicie Foodie April 27, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Hehe:) It certainly won’t be the last time. Thanks!

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39 Sandra April 27, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Chocolate and orange work so well together, happy to see you pair them. I have shied away from making these cakes because I know my toes would curl and I’d make them way more than I should.

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40 Spicie Foodie April 27, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Yes, they are great together. Hehe, I know what you mean. I have to make sure to restrain myself. Thanks Sandra:)

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41 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 28, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Having a serious chocolate craving now…

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42 Spicie Foodie April 28, 2013 at 3:09 PM

:)

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43 mjskit April 29, 2013 at 4:41 AM

Everytime I see a Molten chocolate cake I want to make it and this one is no exception. My fear is that once I make it, I will never make another dessert again. I love your addition of coffee spice pecans and the orange. I have always thought that orange and chocolates were great complements!

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44 Spicie Foodie April 30, 2013 at 9:23 PM

That’s exactly how I always felt before making them, and right now all I can think of are these little cakes. They’re dangerous:) Thanks MJ!

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45 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz April 29, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Simply scrumptious, took me a couple of tries.

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46 Spicie Foodie April 30, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Thanks Evelyne!:)

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47 Nami | Just cheOne Cookbook April 30, 2013 at 6:09 AM

So jealous of your delicious lava cake! I’ve tried a few times but not successful… I saw my friend made it and I thought oh it’s easy! I don’t know why I cannot make it right when I do it myself… arrhh! I wish I have a plate of this lava cake. All my tiredness will go away in a second! :)

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48 Spicie Foodie April 30, 2013 at 9:27 PM

I made sure I sat right by the oven watching it, and I guess I just got lucky. Hmm, will have to try it again to see;) Thanks Nami!

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49 Fondant June 22, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Hi Nancy, I love your work and your website, but your photos and frames are stunning and spectacular, congratulations that is not easy to get your results. I will be attentive to all your publications.

Greetings from Spain.

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50 Spicie Foodie June 22, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Hi Fondant,

Thank you so much, it’s always nice meeting a new blogger. Will stop by your blog soon. Saludos y buen fin de semana!

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51 Riya October 19, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Goooeylisious!!!!!!!, yum yum yum ,looks soo good .

Have no words to express!
Thanks Julie for sharing the bit ,on keeping the batter in the fridge .
Awesome picture too

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