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skinnymixer's Chocolate Fondant

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4
Calories: 600kcal
Author: Skinnymixers


  • 50 g raw almonds
  • 70 g cacao butter roughly chopped
  • 30 g cacao powder + extra for dusting
  • 70 g maple syrup or honey
  • 100 g coconut oil + extra for dusting
  • 4 whole eggs
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 200°C or 400°F fan forced. Prepare 4 small ramekins by greasing with coconut oil and sprinkling cacao powder to cover all surfaces inside completely. Alternatively, use silicone moulds which are less likely to stick.
  • Add raw almonds (50 g or 1.8 oz) to mixer bowl, mill for 12 sec/speed 9/MC on. Set aside.
  • Without washing the bowl, add cacao butter (70 g or 2.5 oz) and mill for 20 sec/speed 9/MC on.
  • Scrape the bowl and blades to loosen cacao butter, add cacao powder (30 g or 1 oz) and cook for 5 min/50°C or 120°F/speed 2/MC on.
  • Add maple syrup (70 g or 2.5 oz) and oil (100 g or 3.5 oz) to mixer bowl and set timer for 2 min/speed 3/MC off. Slowly add eggs one by one, then almond meal and finally the salt.
  • Divide mixture evenly into the ramekins and tap on the bench top to settle the mixture.
  • Bake in the oven for around 10 mins. You want the centre to be oozy, but you dont want it to be undercooked or it will be a complete mess!


Using silicone moulds are a lot easier than traditional ramekin for this grain free recipe.
If you want to substitute the cacao butter + powder with ready made dark chocolate, simply add 100 g or 3.5 oz roughly chopped dark chocolate during step 3 and proceed with the recipe.
You can substitute the coconut oil for butter, if you don't have an issue with dairy and don't like coconut.
I don't recommend substituting almond meal for the whole almonds in this recipe, its too fine and gives a soggy texture.
Bellini Users
Use sharp blade for this recipe.
At step 2 increase chopping time if almonds aren't ground finely enough.
At step 4 you may need increase the time to melt the cacao butter.


Serving: 130g | Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.2g | Protein: 11.3g | Fat: 55.3g | Saturated Fat: 35.6g | Sodium: 119mg | Sugar: 11g