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This is the easy way to make this chef's classic.


  • ¼ cup (50g) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted

  • ½ cup (55g) icing (confectioner’s) sugar, sifted

  • ¾ cup (90g) almond meal (ground almonds)

  • 2 eggwhites

  • 100g butter, melted

  • 160g dark chocolate, melted

  • 4 small squares dark chocolate, extra


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 150°C (300°F).

  • 2.

    Place the flour, sugar, almond meal, eggwhites, butter and melted chocolate in a bowl and mix well to combine.

  • 3.

    Spoon half the mixture into 4 x ½-cup capacity (125ml) lightly greased dariole moulds.

  • 4.

    Divide the extra chocolate squares between the moulds and top with the remaining mixture.

  • 5.

    Bake for 20–25 minutes or until cooked but soft in the middle.

  • 6.

    Stand in tins for 5–7 minutes before turning out.


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Posted by Margaret724Report
Made these last night, delicious & so easy. Made mine in Texas muffin tins came out perfect. Thanks Donna!
Posted by ElvioReport
I just used 50g of butter and mine was completely good .....delicious... thanks D hay
Posted by Cate5Report
Absolutely yummy. The almond meal makes them even more delicious.
Posted by AnneReport
Would love to try this receipe but my only concern is the almond meal. I have a friend who has a nut allergy, what other ingredient could I use?
Posted by Lucia20Report
Tried this dessert tonight - it was a disaster!!! Can I ask a dumb question - do the egg whites have to be beaten first?? and does the baking tray require water for the fondants to "steam"??? Very disappointed with the result, they looked so delicious when Donna cooked them on her program.
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Posted by Anna549Report
Substituted dark chocolate and sugar for Cadbury choc, subs almond meal for oatmeal, beat my egg whites first then folded in other ingredients. Still seemed to work well. A bit grainy but yummy
Posted by Report
Love you so much Donna Hay for your recipes.I'm your biggest fan.
Posted by day168Report
Tried it and loved it!!! Thanks for this simple recipe
Posted by Report
Okay so what if you want to make a cake and not add the Almond stuff