MI-CUIT, CHOCOLATE FONDANT

Chocolate fondantOne of the most amazing chocolate desserts is the MI-CUIT (half baked in french) or Chocolate Fondant as we call it. The soft texture of this dessert and the intense chocolate flavor make it one of the most popular desserts all over the world.

A week ago I visited the Chocolate lab of Julien Dechenaud in Vincennes, a quiet suburb of Paris. Dechenuad opened his boutique 3 years ago after working with the best Chocolatiers in France, Patrick Roger, Jen-Paul Hevin and the chocolate factory for Alain Ducasse.

Chocolate fondant

The small boutique soon become a “must” spot for chocolate lover, and the talented chocolatier had to open a bigger chocolate lab in order to fulfill the huge demand. His chocolate bonbons are amazing, the Praline is divine and his cookies and chocolate desserts are so so good.

Chocolate fondant

One of the best desserts I’ve tasted in Dechenaud’s boutique is the MI-CUIT which is one of his best sellers. I kindly asked for the recipe and the Dechenaud was happy to share it with me.

Chocolate fondant

So say hello to the best Chocolate Fondant you have ever tasted and let me know if you enjoyed it.

Chocolate fondant

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MI-CUIT or Chocolate Fondant
4 ring molds 8 cm, Height 5 cm
(or 6 smaller rings)


Ingredients
225 grams butter
200 grams dark chocolate, chopped (70%-80%)
120 grams caster sugar
100 grams flour (T45 is better)
365 grams eggs 

Preparation
1. Preheat the oven to 190C degrees, brush melted butter all over the inside of the molds, place molds on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
2. In a small pan melt butter and add chocolate, stir till chocolate is melt. 
3. In a medium bowl combine sugar and flour, add eggs and whisk together till combined to a smooth batter.
4. Pour chocolate mixture into the batter and whisk together till combined to a smooth chocolate batter.
5. Transfer the batter into a piping bag or a plastic bag, with one of the edges snipped off. Fill the molds to the top.
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the tops have formed a crust and they are starting to come away from the sides of their molds.
7. Remove from the oven, then leave to sit for 10 minutes .
8. Remove Chocolate fondant from the molds and serve.

Chocolate fondant

 

Bon-Appetit
Sharon

Comments

  • 30 September 2020
    Dawn

    I’m so excited to try these! Is the temperature and baking time in the recipe for a convection oven? Do you have a recommended time and temp for a conventional oven?

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      • 15 October 2020
        Dan

        The perpetual question, “Turbo” on or off ?

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          • 07 January 2021
            Moran

            How many eggs is 365 gr?

          • 01 March 2021
            Marina

            Hi…loved this. I will try it this week. My doubt is about the baking temperature. Thanks a lot

  • 30 September 2020
    Seham

    Hi
    How do you weigh eggs with or without shell please?
    Thanks

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  • 30 September 2020
    Ronnie Torton

    If I don’t have the ring molds what would you recommend using in replace ?

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      • 04 November 2020
        Nikita Sethi

        Can I make these in ramekins?

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  • 01 October 2020
    Mohith

    It looks fantastic I’m surely gonna try it. Just one concern for me. I don’t know if this is a stupid question but I just started baking so… Since it contains flour and the batter inside the end product is still runny would it be cooked enough to be edible and safe. I understand that this is a very popular product but this question is more for my knowledge.

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  • 01 October 2020
    Tabinda

    Did u freeze them before baking or just bake directly ?

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      • 05 October 2020
        Tabinda

        Thank you♥️

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  • 01 October 2020
    Ayesha

    This looks fantastic! Thanks for always bringing us the best of Paris..can’t wait to try this recipe 😍 I don’t have ring mold, can I use ramekins instead? Thank you 💕

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  • 01 October 2020
    Barbara

    Hi Sharon,

    Thank you for this amazing Blog and we are a great fans of your Instagram,
    Wow this recipe looks just amazing…
    I showed it to my husband and he has already informed me that I’m going to prepare it for the weekend.
    thanks again for your fascinating work and for generously sharing with us all the information.
    looking FRWD to meet you in Paris

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  • 03 October 2020
    Cecilia

    Esto se ve espectacular!!! Intentaré hacerlo lo más pronto posible, gracias por compartir tan deliciosa receta, me encanta!!! Se sirven calientes??

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      • 08 November 2020
        B

        This looks spectacular. She intends to make them as soon as possible, thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe, she loves it!!! Are they served hot?

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  • 04 October 2020
    Jojo

    Could you please tell. Is it ok to freeze (Fast-freezer)this dessert and then bake it?

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      • 24 October 2021
        Rae carson

        Can they be frozen & used at a later date?

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  • 04 October 2020
    Myrz

    These look so good but I’m a little wary of the amount of egg used in them– this recipe is supposed to make 4 ring molds and requires the equivalent of 6 medium eggs in grams?? Other chocolate fondant recipes I’ve used before only require 1-2 eggs. I was just wondering if there’s been a mistake with the quantities here.

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    • 29 November 2020
      Iqra

      These look great! Just a small question, can these be reheated in the microwave if not served straight from the oven?

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  • 05 October 2020
    Idk

    Hi , if I want to use L eggs. How many eggs I need?

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  • 06 October 2020
    Erin

    The recipe indicates 6 M eggs but has the weight at 365g. A L egg weighs 50g, and a M egg weighs 45g in Canada) so I’m just wondering do M eggs weigh differently in France? Or could the volume (6 M egg) to weight conversion be off? Just wondering. Can’t wait to make this!

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      • 10 October 2020
        Erin

        My point is 6×45 is only 270
        6×50 is 300
        And the recipe indicates 365g which is actually 8 M eggs. Just wondering if anyone has tried this recipe with varying weights of eggs? Seems there’s a bit of discrepency.

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  • 06 October 2020
    Daniel H

    Tu n’as pas le recette en français? Pour ma mère, elle ne comprend pas bien l’anglais. Je pourrais traduire mais sera plus facile si tu en as déjà

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  • 07 October 2020
    Sarah

    The moment I saw this, I knew I needed to make it myself! I’ve attempted the recipe twice now, and my batter seems thinner than it should be: almost liquid, rather than the thick, pipeable consistency I saw on Instragram. Do you have any tips for bringing the batter to consistency?

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      • 07 October 2020
        Sarah

        I have weighed my ingredients both times, but with no luck in thickening the batter. Might it have something to with the fact I add the butter/chocolate mixture to the eggs fresh off the stove?

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          • 08 October 2020
            Sarah

            Gladly! It’s an absolutely delicious recipe, and I’m so thankful to have access to it! My elevation is also almost 5’000 feet, but now I’m just thinking “out loud” and wondering that may be part of my trouble as well 😆
            Thank you Ms. Sharon!

          • 01 March 2021
            Kritee

            What does (T45 is better) mean in the ingredients list?

        • 30 November 2020
          Lil

          Sadly me too, the batter so thin. I follow the instructions step by step and weight all the ingredients. 😭 I’m gonna try again it later

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  • 07 October 2020
    Carla

    I love your blog, your recipes and your awesome answers!!! ;-))

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  • 07 October 2020
    Jonathan

    Are you supposed to served them after baked or you can baked them then serve them later and still the chocolate melt look the same?

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  • 07 October 2020
    Inbal

    I have been looking forward to this recipe ever since you posted that video, thank you so much for sharing! 💜
    Could you please let us know the approximate size of the molds used here?

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  • 08 October 2020
    RReili

    It is always great to find new posts about new desserts on your Instagram account. Love to follow.

    Thanks for the recipe!

    I am wondering about the caster sugar!? Not familiar with that. Is that white sugar or brown?
    I have Google translated it and it tells me it’s sauce sugar!? Never heard of this.

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      • 08 October 2020
        RReili

        Thank you! 🙏☀️😊

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  • 09 October 2020
    Yutika

    Can this cake be made eggless? In India, most people prefer eggless.

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  • 16 October 2020
    Sneha Joshi

    Since i don’t have ramekins and need to buy anyway, could you please let me know which ones to get and from where ?

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  • 17 October 2020
    Melody

    Hi there,
    Can you tell me what caster sugar is? 😌

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  • 22 October 2020
    Daene

    hello Sharon! i really hope you’ll answer my questions. I’m not familiar with caster sugar and have been looking for it online. we usually use either white crystal sugar or palm sugar here in Indonesia, which one is closer or is the substitute of caster sugar? and same question for T45 flour.
    thank you in advance!

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  • 05 November 2020
    Berna

    Hi! What is T45?

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  • 10 November 2020
    Anthony

    Hi there,
    Thanks for this recipe. It looks great!
    I would like to ask you one question. Does the chocolate has to be at a certain temperature before being mixed with the eggs? Thank you.

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  • 29 November 2020
    Hariette

    Hi Sharon, can you make the mix up and serve it as required ? So for example I make the mix up at 4pm and bake 2 for my children at 6pm and then 2 at 9pm for myself and my husband. Is it OK to chill and sit for a few hours before baking ? Many thanks 🙏

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  • 30 November 2020
    Nadine Dahoui

    Hi Sharon,
    Not sure my oven is as good as yours…
    How can I visually see when it’s ready?
    Merci bien!
    Nadine

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  • 18 December 2020
    Catherine

    Hi, what is T45 flour, please? I’m in the UK. Also, was the bottom one cooked s little longer as the centre doesn’t look as runny. Thank you!

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  • 27 December 2020
    Jake

    If I wanted to do a half batch, would I simply halve all the ingredients or would any proportions change?

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  • 02 January 2021

    Hi Sharon,

    These chocolate fondants are absolutely amazing, one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. I noticed my batter was a little runnier than it was supposed to be, it had no hold so piping didn’t make a difference. Although I am curious, is piping to help the batter be more dense? They still turned out delicious and great, but just needed a longer bake time. Do you have any thoughts on where I might have went wrong or how to make the batter a thicker consistency?

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      • 04 March 2021
        Therese

        I made them again with one less egg and they were perfect! Either way both times they tasted AMAZING 🙌🏻

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  • 19 January 2021
    Jeanne

    looks amazing, I’m going to make these mi-cuits for my parents but time they come back from work, mi-cuits won’t be warm and melting anymore, is it okay if I put them in the microwave for about 30 seconds just before serving to get them melting again ?
    thanks 👩🏼‍🍳

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      • 20 January 2021
        Jeanne

        thanks, so I tried and it was amazing 😎

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  • 12 February 2021
    Vicky

    how many eggs is 365gr?

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  • 13 February 2021
    Majella

    Hi im just a home cook not a professional what type of flour did you use please. I live in Ireland so we have plain flour or self-raising or cake flour. They look delicious cant wait to try them

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  • 20 February 2021
    Dan Katzir

    Love it!

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  • 02 March 2021
    Chandni

    Hello!
    The recipe is mesmerizing!
    I don’t eat eggs, so is there anyway we can substitute eggs in the recipe and still make it as beautiful and delicious as yours?
    If we can then in what measurements?

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  • 02 March 2021
    Harshita

    Is there any replacement for eggs, I love the recipe but I am a vegetarian 😦

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  • 03 March 2021
    Krisha

    Hi what can I replace egg with

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  • 04 March 2021
    Tanisha patel

    Hi sharon,
    I have a question regarding substitutes,
    Im a vegetarian so I dont eat eggs, what can I use as a alternative?

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  • 04 March 2021
    Stephane

    How can I avoid the break or not domy top, mine is pushing as a soufflé . It is weird.

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  • 05 March 2021

    Svp est ce que je dois beurré et fariné les cerceaux

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  • 06 March 2021
    Sorin Enescu

    Hi, I see that a few people got a runny batter. In my case the batter is too thick so I usually add less flour. I think it might be because of the type of chocolate as well. I noticed some types of chocolate are more liquid when melted, some are more thick.

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  • 07 March 2021
    Luiza B

    Absolutely delicious.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    😊

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  • 22 March 2021
    Muki

    In many recipes for fondant au chocolat it is recommended that the eggs are to be beaten very foamy, why do you don‘t recommend it in your recipe – what is the difference? Will it be more runny or firm? I just would like to understand the difference of both techniques and the result. Your answer is highly appreciated! Thank you

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  • 24 March 2021
    Nasreen

    Perfect recipe 🤩The best by far . Thanks for sharing

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  • 01 April 2021

    Hey, I was just wondering if I can prepare the batter in the ring molds and use them over a few days. Is that possible? How many days can I store them and how do I best store them?
    Thank you.

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  • 17 April 2021
    Anna

    hello I would like to ask you a question: if I prepare the batter first, can I keep it in the fridge for a while before cooking? or if I want to keep it to make them for the next day, can I or will it be ruined? because I had to prepare it long before I had to cook them and I doubted it

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  • 17 April 2021
    Laretta

    hello, I would like to know if I have to cook them immediately or if I can prepare the batter a little earlier and keep it until I can cook them. If I can do it, how? in the fridge?

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  • 20 April 2021
    Karl O'Donoghue

    No salt ?

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  • 18 June 2021
    Aarushi Dhawan

    Hi,will I get the same texture if I serve it the bext day?

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  • 23 June 2021
    Vigneshwar

    What is the substitute for T45? Can regular pastry flour be used? Or T55?

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