Fondant chocolate cake

11 September 2006
Fondant chocolate cake


1kg butter
200g cocoa powder
10g salt
1.8kg Manjari Valrhona chocolate (64% cocoa solids) chopped in small pieces
Blend ingredients to a smooth paste.


1.1kg egg whites whipped
400g icing sugar
100g dry egg whites
Whip ingredients separately untilstiff.

Carefully fold cocoa mix into the whipped egg/sugar mixture. Pour immediately into aluminium mould and freeze.

To serve immediately pour into buttered sugared aluminium cups and bake at 200°C for about 5 minutes.

Unmould onthe centre of the plate.

Decorate with whipped cream melted chocolate sauce and candied tomatoes or orange zests.


\* Always mixcake batters byhand - it's more sensitive than an implement

* The ideal mould size is 7cmdiameter by 4cm high

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