Delicious chocolate puds with a dash of rum that are perfect for dinner parties and romantic nights in. Resist if you can! Chocolate fondant rumbas




    • 60g (2oz) butter, softened
    • 1tbsp cocoa powder
    • 75g (2½oz) dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa solids, broken into pieces
    • 1 large egg
    • 45g (1½oz) caster sugar
    • 2tsp rum
    • 2 rounded tsp (10g/¼oz) plain flour
    • Crème fraîche, to serve
    • 2 x 175ml (6fl oz) dariole pudding moulds or ramekins


    1. Use some of the butter to generously butter the moulds. Dust the inside of each mould with about ½ teaspoon of the cocoa. Put the moulds on a baking sheet.
    1. Melt the chocolate and rest of butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Set aside to cool.
    1. Use an electric whisk to whisk the egg and sugar until fairly thick and foamy. Whisk in the cooled chocolate mixture. Add the rum, then sift in the flour and the rest of the cocoa and fold them in.
    1. Divide the mixture between the 2 moulds. Leave them at room temperature for a couple of hours to firm up.
    1. Set the oven to gas mark 4 or 180°C. Bake for 14-15 mins, or until the outsides are set but the inside is still soft.
    1. If using moulds, ease a knife round the edge and turn the puds out on to individual plates; if using ramekins, serve them in the dish. Dust with cocoa powder and serve with crème fraîche. (Not suitable for freezing).

Nutritional values are for maximum number of servingsFeature: Kate Moseley. Photos: David Jordan. Props stylist: Sue Radcliffe

Nutritional information per portion

fat 40.0g saturates 23.0g calories 588(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.