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Chocolate Orange Fondant Puddings

I had to make these!! On three different cooking shows I have seen this “dreaded” pudding that can end life long culinary dreams on the spot. And I immediately went into panic mode as soon as I decided that this would be the pudding we will eat that night. BUT…..Easy… a Sunday Morning, is all I can say to you. Make sure you weigh your ingredients, follow the instructions and you will have an outside that is baked to perfection and a dark, smooth, molten centre inside.  Yes Mister MasterChef…I did not go home on the back of this one 😉

Makes: 6



300g Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids at least)

Grated rind of 1 Orange

75g Unsalted Butter

50g light brown Sugar

5 medium Eggs

50g Plain Flour, sifted

4 tablespoons Orange Marmalade

15ml Orange Liqueur (I used Cointreau)


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/400F
  2. Butter 6 pudding tins or ramekins. 150ml capacity will be perfect.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan with simmering water.
  4. Once melted, add the orange rind and stir until the chocolate is smooth.
  5. Place the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, orange marmalade and orange liqueur in a food processor and blend to make a smooth batter. (You can use a handheld mixer OR just a wooden spoon to mix, it might just take a little longer to get the batter smooth)
  6. Add the melted chocolate and mix again until well combined.
  7. Divide the mixture between the tins or ramekins.
  8. Place on a baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes. (Mine was in for 9 minutes – Depending on your oven).
  9. Unmold the puddings and serve immediately with ice cream, crème fraiche or a fruit coulis.


Recipe adapted from Great Baking.


About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

2 responses »

  1. i just can’t wait to try this one! looking very delicious !

  2. Nel…the combo of the rich chocolate and orange just makes my mouth water…and then the oooozzzziness coming out the center! Perfection…once more you’ve nailed it!! xo


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