Hot Choc Fondant Puddings

Who can resist a chocolate fondant pud with its gooey, chocolatey centre?
Serves: 6
  • 55g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 170g Carnation Condensed Milk
  • 4 large eggs, beaten with a pinch of salt
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tbsp Nescafé Espresso coffee powder, dissolved in 1tbsp boiling water
  • 350g dark chocolate, melted
  • 85g plain or Italian 00 flour
  • Cocoa powder, to dust

You will also need...

6 x 150ml pudding basins
  • Very easy

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  • Prep time
    20 mins

    Cook time
    10 mins

Each serving typically contains

  • Energy 2715kJ 649kcal 32%
  • Fat 32.1g 46%
  • Saturates 18.2g 91%
  • Sugars 59.8g 66%
  • Salt 0.44g 7%

of an adult's Reference Intake (RI)*
Energy per 100g: 1651kJ/395kcal
*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal).
Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

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Here's how easy it is...
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, (180°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 6. Place a large baking sheet into the oven. Grease the pudding basins and dust each with cocoa powder.
  2. 2. Whisk the butter, sugar and condensed milk together until pale and creamy (use an electric hand whisk if you have one). Gently whisk in the eggs, a little at a time, followed by the vanilla and coffee mixture. Add the melted chocolate and mix thoroughly, then add the flour and whisk until smooth.
  3. 3. Divide mixture evenly between the pudding basins and bake in the oven for 10 minutes on the hot tray.
  4. 4. To serve, quickly run a knife around the edge of the puddings to un-stick, and turn out onto plates.
  5. These can be kept in the fridge until needed. If cooked from chilled, bake for 12 minutes.

Discussion Board

  • Maryam
    August 22, 2016
    Can this be made with Carnation light condensed milk?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Maryam, Carnation Light Condensed Milk is a good substitute in almost all of our recipes. It will work for Hot Choc Fondant Puddings, and work particularly well in our cheesecake recipes.
  • Jay
    February 10, 2016
    Can I steam these? If so How long for?

    Carnation says:
    Hello Jillian, these tasty morsels are fabulous for dinner parties! If you have a steaming function on your oven then the cooking time will be as it is shown on the recipe.
  • Katemcp
    February 02, 2016
    Can u make it with milk chocolate?

    Carnation says:
    Hello Kate, yes you can add white chocolate to this recipe and it will work a treat.
  • Wendy B
    June 19, 2015
    Made these the other night in practice for a Murder Mystery Dinner Party we're having. They were absolutely delicious. Didn't realise until getting the ingredients weighed out exactly how much chocolate goes into it. Used Cadburys Dairy Milk. Made the full amount and as expected when I carefully turned them put, they began to crack and ooze chocolate. However, those not eaten were put in the fridge and when cooked the following evening came out perfectly, retaining shape and looked really professional, still raving about them and will definitely be making night before and chilling
  • Trucky
    October 10, 2014
    I made these with all cautions as in previous efforts when chocolates involved no matter what it is ending in disaster. These however were great first time i managed to get chocolate to agree with me. My hubby loved them and ate the leftover mixture from the other 4 for his pudding for next week :-) all in all carnation perfect thanks.
  • Caitlinlx9
    March 23, 2014
    Does it make a difference if you use coco powder ??!

    Carnation says:
    Hi Caitlin, in this recipe the chocolate plays 2 roles, it adds flavour and also texture. Cocoa is not a substitute in this case.
  • Sweetness
    March 10, 2014
    This was absolutely delicious and very easy to make. I made this with white/milk chocolate and it was amazing! I also used only half a tsp of coffee as I am not that keen on strong coffee flavour.
  • zibps222
    February 14, 2014
    These are absolutely delicious. I made the revised recipe for just 2 people. Like I said gorgeous but one problem no sooner did I turnt hem out onto the plate they sank. Could you explain what went wrong ??.?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Zoe, don't worry nothing went wrong. This is quite normal, the section of dessert in the middles is slightly softer than the outer and so the desserts can dip in the middle. As soon as you open them all that gooey goodness runs out.
  • JMK
    February 12, 2014
    Yummy, yummy, yummy!!!
  • liza
    January 15, 2014
    I want to try the fondant pudding, but I don't have oven. So can I bake this on a turbo broiler?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Flordeliza, We have never made this recipe in a turbo broiler. Be aware that the timings and temperature will vary.
  • cazza54
    October 03, 2013
    Hi can I make this in a large pudding bowel

    Carnation says:
    Hi Carol, these desserts are such a treat! If they're made as a big dessert you miss out on the gooey soft surprise when start to eat it!
  • Ag335
    September 29, 2013
    These are sooo tasty and very easy to make! If you don't have the necessary pudding pots cool them in muffin cases and then turn out onto plate and take case off before serving! Lovely with ice cream!
  • dimples
    August 24, 2013
    can i use anything else instead of coffee - cant have coffee

    Carnation says:
    Hi sherrie, why not try cocoa powder instead of the coffee? Enjoy!
  • Chakkara
    August 02, 2013
    Looks sooooooo delicious!!!!
  • Megz
    August 02, 2013
    Can you use squeezy condensed milk for this recipe or does it have to be out of a tin?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Megan, yes you can absolutely use Squeezy!
  • Hanzibah
    June 02, 2013
    Can instant coffee granules be used instead of espresso powder?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Hannah, yes thats fine! The coffee just adds a little richness and deepens the chocolate flavour.
  • buckos
    June 02, 2013
    can you use remekins instead of pudding basins or are th remekins too big

    Carnation says:
    Hi Sarah, yes you could use ramekins - stick with 150ml size ones these should be fine. Happy baking!
  • Talula
    May 20, 2013
    HELLO.. Would it be possible to use this mixture to make cup cakes or is better in pudding bassins?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Emily, this one isn't good to use as a cupcake recipe - try our smartie cupcakes or vanilla ones instead. Happy baking!
  • alison
    April 14, 2013
    Hi would it be possible to cook these in the microwave?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Alison, no unfortunately not due to the way the mixture needs to be soft and gooey in the centre - baking in the oven is essential. They are heaven though so worth putting the oven on for!
  • Tonibelle
    April 13, 2013
    Any chance of having the ingrediant quantities for 2 people? Its easy enough when the recipe is for 4, but harder when its for 6!

    Carnation says:
    Hi Toni, sure no problem - use these measurements listed here. Happy baking!
    • 20g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
    • 25g caster sugar
    • 55g Carnation Condensed Milk
    • 1 large egg, beaten with a pinch of salt
    • Few drops vanilla extract
    • 1tsp Nescafé Espresso coffee powder, dissolved in 1tbsp boiling water
    • 115g dark chocolate, melted
    • 25g plain or Italian flour
  • caiosha
    April 11, 2013
    made the cupcakes they were delicous just made the cookies cant wait to try next recipe cheesecake i think
  • skullhead
    February 11, 2013
    Hi, when it says can be kept in fridge, would this be the raw mixture before it has been cooked, and if so how long can it be kept in the fridge before it goes off.

    Carnation says:
    Hi Paul, yes you're right this is the unbaked mixture - keeps in the fridge for up to 3 days. Happy baking!
  • mawleeee
    January 16, 2013
    is it really necessary to use coffee? if it is can you taste it? is there anything i can replace it with? i dont like coffee...

    Carnation says:
    Hi Mawl, the good news is you can leave the coffee out if you like! Its there to strengthen the chocolate flavour and to balance the sweetness but if you use a good dark chocolate then you may find its fine without. Happy cooking!
  • Vinutha
    January 03, 2013
    I am vegetarian. Therefore I would like to know if this can be made without eggs.

    Carnation says:
    Hi Vinutha, the eggs in this recipe make the fondants rise and give the puddings their wonderful texture so unfortunately we think it may not be possible to make without them. You could experiment though - adding a little more condensed milk to make the mixture the right consistency. Best of luck!
  • Abbad1
    November 30, 2012
    Best taste ever
  • maz
    November 18, 2012
    Made for all the girls wanted after it was gone
  • maz
    July 01, 2012
    i would eat this all the time one of the best recipes i have ever tasted 5 stars
  • Bryony
    June 07, 2012
    Good Recipe