Baulois Chocolate Fondant

Baulois fondant recipe - Lilie Bakery

Have you ever tasted Baulois fondant ? A rich and creamy chocolate cake with a taste of salted butter caramel. An easy recipe to make with only 6 ingredients! Chocolate fans, this fondant is made for you ...

This Baule fondant is, as its name suggests, from La Baule in Loire Atlantique. It's a real institution there! I had the chance to taste it, and I assure you it is worth it. The recipe I offer is very close to the original, something to please you too!

Ingredients to plan for this Baulois fondant recipe

Eggs : the number of eggs is important in this cake, they are the ones that will give it its melting texture.

Chocolat : I used pastry chocolate 66% cocoa. You can also take less full-bodied chocolate or even mix it up. It will just be necessary to adapt the dose of sugar afterwards. The less full-bodied the chocolate, the less sugar is required.

Butter : butter with Guérande salt of course! It is the butter traditionally used for the Baulois fondant. Otherwise, semi-salted butter will be fine.

Light brown sugar : it brings here a light caramel taste which sublimates the chocolate.

Salted butter caramel : essential for the Baulois fondant. You can do it yourself or buy it already ready.

flour : just a touch of flour to keep all the fondant of the dessert.

How to make a Baulois fondant?

To make a Baulois fondant, you need a little time in front of you. Take into account the resting time of the dough before baking: 2 hours. It will also take the place in the fridge after cooking to optimize the texture and easily cut it: minimum 4 hours.

The production steps are very simple. We start by melting chocolate and butter together then we add the liquid salted butter caramel (warm if necessary). Apart, we whisk the eggs and the brown sugar to obtain a clear and very frothy mixture which has doubled in size.

Then we pour the melted chocolate into the egg and sugar mixture, then add the sifted flour last. After pouring this paste into the mold, we wait 2 hours before baking. This allows air bubbles to rise to the surface and create a crust when cooked.

Baulois fondant - Lilie Bakery

My tips for making this Baulois fondant a success

Take a 20cm springform pan in diameter, not larger otherwise your fondant will be flat. Be sure to butter and flour it.

It is very important to whisk the eggs and sugar well for several minutes : do not stop until you have a nice light color. It is the eggs that create the texture of the fondant.

On the cooking side, this is done at low temperature so as not to overcook the Baulois fondant. Cooking times vary a lot from one oven to another, so watch out. The taste will be identical but the textures will vary depending on the oven (more or less melting).

Do not forget the step of refrigerator after cooking. This will allow you to strengthen it, it will hold up better. To cut it easily, pass your knife blade under hot water : this will help you cut it.

Baulois fondant easy recipe - Lilie Bakery

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If you make this recipe, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so that I can see your beautiful Baulois fondants!

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Fondant Baulois, The Easy Recipe

A must for chocolate fans: the recipe for the famous chocolate fondant from La Baule, only 6 ingredients!
Prep time20 minutes
Cook time40 minutes
Total1 time
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Yield: 8 people


  • 5 medium eggs
  • 210 g dark chocolate pastry 66% cocoa or more
  • 200 g Guérande salt butter or semi-salted butter
  • 1 cs all-purpose flour
  • 150 g light brown sugar dose to be reduced if your chocolate is less full-bodied than mine
  • 1 big cs salted butter caramel


  • Butter and flour a 20cm diameter springform pan. Place a disc of baking paper in the bottom.
  • Melt the chocolate and the butter in a double boiler then smooth with a spatula.
  • Separately, ideally in a food processor (if not a hand mixer), beat the eggs and the brown sugar at medium speed until the mixture doubles in volume and becomes clear and frothy. It takes several minutes.
  • Warm the salted butter caramel slightly to make it liquid then add it to the melted chocolate, mix.
  • Pour the melted chocolate into the egg / sugar mixture then whisk at low speed until you obtain a homogeneous mixture.
  • Incorporate the sifted flour, mix one last time just enough.
  • Pour the resulting dough into the mold and leave to rest for 2 hours at room temperature. The air bubbles will rise to the surface. This creates a nice crust on the surface of the cake when baking.
  • Preheat the oven to 210 ° convection heat. Bake the mold for 5 minutes at this temperature then lower to 120 ° for 35-40 minutes. To be monitored according to your oven. The fondant should have a formed crust and be slightly wobbly in the center.
  • Out of the oven, let cool then place in the refrigerator at least 4 hours. This is what will give it hold and texture. To cut it well, run your knife blade under hot water.


After having refrigerated it after cooking, it can then be stored in the refrigerator for about 5 days. Otherwise it can also be kept at room temperature (it will be more melting) for about 3 days.
I advise you to place it in an airtight bell to keep all its flavor.
Did you make this recipe?Tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see the result :)
5th November 2021
19th November 2021



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    13th November 2021

    A delight !!! Tasted Thursday at the artist herself… .troooop good! Thank you for sharing this recipe, we try very quickly !!

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      Lilie bakery

      14th November 2021

      Thank you Gaëlle :)

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    14th November 2021

    5 stars
    How you tempt me with your Baulois fondant!

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    16th November 2021

    5 stars
    Really delicious! Recipe followed to the letter and this fondant has been extremely successful!
    To do again without hesitation and thank you for the recipe ☺️

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      Lilie bakery

      17th November 2021

      Thank you Nanou :)

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    4th February 2022

    5 stars
    A pure moment of comfort!
    A killer according to my husband!

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      Lilie bakery

      4th February 2022

      Thank you very much Alice! Very happy that you like this fondant from La Baule :) See you soon!

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    24th February 2022


    Thank you for the recipe

    A small question, when you lower the temperature of the oven, you have to leave the cake in while the temperature drops?

    Thank you

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      Lilie bakery

      26th February 2022

      Hello Louise, yes absolutely: the cake must remain in the oven when lowering the temperature. Goodbye :)

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    August 16, 2022

    5 stars
    Thank you Angelique for this delicious recipe, I followed the steps well and the result was up to the Fondant Baulois sold in stores which is quite expensive for such simple ingredients!
    My mold was bigger (25 cm) and I left it in the oven for only 30 minutes…
    What a delight for a chocolate cake that changes from the ordinary… I will make it again!

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      Lilie bakery

      August 17, 2022

      Thank you Sylvia! Glad to have another fan of this delicious fondant! Goodbye :)

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    August 16, 2022

    5 stars
    Sorry Aurelie!

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    September 24, 2022

    5 stars
    Made today and tasting tomorrow.
    I still give 5 stars because just by tasting the preparation before cooking, it was delicious.
    PS-> I don't like sugar or chocolate at the base. Everything I do is for my little family.

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    17th October, 2022

    4 stars
    This Sunday we devoured the chocolate fondant.
    And this divine salted butter caramel!!
    Thank you for this lesson in gluttony, a joy every time.

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      Lilie bakery

      21th October, 2022

      With pleasure ! Thank you Daniella for your feedback…

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    24th October, 2022

    I put myself on and really a killer…
    With my big family the poor fondant did not survive we are 11 and when the children's friends are there no mercy for the fondants (mom of 9 greedy and gourmets) a great recipe for magnificent baulieu!!!!

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      Lilie bakery

      26th October, 2022

      Thank you Juliette for your feedback on this Baulois fondant recipe! Goodbye :)

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    April 22th

    5 stars
    A killer this Baulois!! Already done 2 times, a success thank you for sharing

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      Lilie bakery

      April 26th

      My pleasure ! Thank you Elodie, see you soon :)

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    14th November 2023

    5 stars
    Great recipe! This cake is a delight, I make it regularly because it is so popular.

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      Lilie bakery

      20th November 2023

      Thank you very much Marjorie! See you soon :)

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    Pauline -

    17th November 2023

    5 stars
    Hello, thank you for this recipe! Can we replace part of the sugar with muscovado sugar? And in this case, should you still add the caramel?
    Merci :)

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      Lilie bakery

      20th November 2023

      Hello Pauline, the main characteristic of Baulois fondant is that it contains salted butter caramel, so I really advise you to keep this ingredient. You can possibly replace a little brown sugar with muscovado sugar (but still keep the brown sugar). See you soon :)

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    9th June 2024

    5 stars
    Thank you for this very easy to make and well explained recipe! It's a delicacy that allows you to change a little from more classic recipes. We all had a great time!

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      Lilie bakery

      13th June 2024

      Thank you Astrid for your feedback! At my place too the fondant Baulois gets all the votes :) See you soon


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