Chocolate Fondant Cake

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Home Made

By Yvette van Boven

Published 2011

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For one cake (enough for at least 12 people)


  • 150 g (5 oz/ sticks) butter
  • 1 package (250 g/8 oz) amaretti (light Italian almond biscuits, or another crisp biscuit)
  • 100 g (4 oz) dark chocolate, in chunks
  • 600 ml (20 fl oz/ cups) thick cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 75 ml ( fl oz/ cup) Amaretto or Frangelico liqueur
  • cocoa for sprinkling


Line a baking tin, approximately 24 cm (9 inch) in diameter with plastic wrap allowing the excess to hang over the rim. Melt the butter. Crush the biscuits in a food processor or mortar. Mix the butter with the biscuit crumbs and press the mixture evenly on the bottom of the tin. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a bain-marie. Leave to slightly cool. Beat the cream and sugar until stiff. Carefully stir the melted chocolate into the whipped cream and add the liqueur. Fill the tin with the chocolate mixture and smooth out the top with a spatula. Cover the cake with the excess plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours Before serving lift the cake out of the tin, remove the plastic wrap and sprinkle with cocoa powder. Serve small wedges with crème anglaise with lemongrass.