Chocolate Mascarpone Fondant Cake

Chocolate mascarpone cake - Lilie Bakery

An ultra delicious dessert but without butter: the Chocolate mascarpone cake ! Melt-in-the-mouth and very tasty, it can be prepared in just a few minutes with simple ingredients. A recipe that will delight all chocolate fans!

What you will like with this chocolate mascarpone cake

  • flavors : a delicious chocolate taste! It is not too strong in cocoa and is suitable for everyone.
  • texture : both firm on the outside, like a flan, and soft on the inside. The texture varies depending on the temperature at which it is tasted.
  • difficulty level : very easy ! This chocolate mascarpone cake can be prepared quickly, without complicated equipment. It is cooked in a round springform mold which is very practical for unmolding.
Chocolate mascarpone cake - Lilie Bakery

Ingredient details

  • chocolate : I use dark pastry chocolate with 52% cocoa, so that the result is not too intense in taste. If you opt for stronger chocolate, be sure to increase the dose of sugar to achieve balance.
  • mascarpone : it replaces butter in this chocolate mascarpone cake. Less fatty, but just as delicious!
  • sucre : I mix classic white sugar and brown sugar for a melting texture inside. The brown sugar adds an extra flavor, which combines wonderfully with the chocolate.
  • eggs : take medium-sized eggs (around 50g each)
  • all-purpose flour : you will see in the list of ingredients, I add little (and no yeast) but this is voluntary in order to keep the melting effect created by the eggs.

How to make a chocolate mascarpone cake?

  1. We do to melt chocolate
  2. On relaxes mascarpone
  3. On mixed chocolate & mascarpone
  4. On whipped eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla
  5. On adds the chocolate mixture
  6. On incorporates flour
  7. On bake !

NB: the complete list of ingredients and the detailed recipe are given at the bottom of the page.

My tips for making your chocolate mascarpone cake a success

  • bring your eggs to room temperature : if they come out of the refrigerator, put them in a bowl with hot water for 10 minutes. Eggs at room temperature, rather than cold, are easier to beat, and give a better texture to your cakes.
  • do not over-whisk the dough once the flour is added : this allows you to optimize the texture of your cake (and this applies to all cakes).
  • avoid overcooking this chocolate mascarpone cake : if you want a semi-cooked result like in my photos, the center of the cake must be jiggly, like a flan coming out of the oven.

How to store chocolate mascarpone cake?

To keep the ultra melting effect of this chocolate mascarpone cake, you can keep it at room temperature 1 day (if it is not eaten by then!). For a slightly denser result, but also easier to cut, I advise you to keep it in an airtight container. in the fridge up to 3 days.

Chocolate mascarpone cake slice - Lilie Bakery

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If you make this chocolate mascarpone cake, don't hesitate to rate the recipe below and tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your beautiful cakes!

Easy chocolate mascarpone cake recipe - Lilie Bakery
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4.7 on 83 votes

Chocolate Mascarpone Fondant Cake

We love this very soft chocolate mascarpone cake... Without butter, but terribly delicious!
Prep time20 minutes
Cook time25 minutes
Total45 minutes
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chocolate, cake
Yield: 6 people


  • 200 g dark chocolate pastry 52% cocoa
  • 250 g mascarpone
  • 4 medium eggs at room temperature
  • 35 g granulated sugar
  • 20 g light brown sugar
  • 0,5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 35 g all-purpose flour
  • Bitter cocoa for decoration


  • Preheat the oven to 150° traditional heat. Grease a 20cm round springform mold and line the base with baking paper.
  • Cut the chocolate into pieces and melt in a bain-marie or microwave.
  • In a container, relax the mascarpone with a whisk/beater.
  • Pour the melted chocolate into the mascarpone then whisk to combine.
  • In another container, beat the eggs with the two sugars, the salt and the vanilla until you obtain a pale and foamy mixture (approximately 4 min.). Using a mixer is easier.
  • Incorporate the chocolate/mascarpone mixture then beat again.
  • Finish by adding the sifted flour. Mix just enough to no longer see the flour, nothing more.
  • Pour the batter into the mold. Bake for 25-28 minutes (this varies depending on the oven). The center must remain trembling to have a melting texture when tasting. Sprinkle with bitter cocoa before enjoying.


This chocolate mascarpone cake can be stored either at room temperature (1 day) to keep its very melting effect, or in the refrigerator (3 days) it will become a little denser but easier to cut.
Did you make this recipe?Tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see the result :)
September 7, 2023



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    September 26, 2023

    5 stars
    Tested and approved (twice), we love this cake! Very simple to make, and a treat. THANKS !

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      Lilie bakery

      3th October, 2023

      Thank you very much Anne! So happy that you like it so much :) See you soon

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    September 26, 2023

    5 stars
    Very pretty cake once again. Is it possible to freeze it in your opinion?
    Thank you for sharing recipes that are always very well explained and delicious.

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      Lilie bakery

      3th October, 2023

      Hello Patrick, thank you! It is indeed possible to freeze chocolate cakes but here I fear that you will lose the melting side you are looking for. It is better to do it the day before or on the big day without freezing (following the cooking instructions) See you soon :)

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    September 29, 2023

    Hello, could you tell me the quantities or by how much to multiply for a 26cm short mold?
    Thank you very much

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      Lilie bakery

      3th October, 2023

      Hello Célia, if you want to modify the recipe (change the size of the mold), you must calculate the volume for your 26cm cake: 1/ calculate the volume of my mold (pi x radius x radius) 2/ calculate the volume of your mold 3/ divide the volume of your mold by that of my mold. You get the number by which to multiply your ingredients. See you soon :)

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    19th October, 2023

    5 stars
    I just made this and it’s so good! Thank you, this is the first of your recipes that I have tried. Really, thank you! I no longer made fondants because of the butter but with the mascarpone, it's perfect!

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      Lilie bakery

      23th October, 2023

      Thank you very much Mireille! I'm glad you like it, it's true that it's a nice alternative. See you soon :)

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    20th October, 2023

    4 stars
    Hello, a big THANK YOU for this recipe which has become my favorite chocolate cake recipe. A Wednesday afternoon must-have for young and old!

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      Lilie bakery

      23th October, 2023

      Thank you very much Ludivine! See you soon :)

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    31th October, 2023

    Thank you for sharing this recipe, this cake is a real killer, the recipe very very well explained, simple, precise and full of tips!
    Finally a blog where the recipes are made for real and not just reposted
    We had a great time, and I plan to try the chocolate and pear Bavarian this weekend.... To be continued

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      Lilie bakery

      6th November 2023

      Thank you very much Corinne for your message! I'm delighted that you like it so much :) Glad that my blog delights your taste buds and those of your loved ones. See you soon :)

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    3th November 2023

    5 stars
    First of all, thank you for your wonderful recipes!
    I want to make several chocolate cakes in cake molds. How do I know if they are cooked enough? How long does it take to cook?
    Thank you very much for your feedback.

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      Lilie bakery

      6th November 2023

      Hello Martine, this chocolate mascarpone cake should be soft in the center when baked in a classic round mold. If you put it in a cake mold, you will transform the texture because you will have to cook it more so that it does not collapse = goodbye to the fondant side! If you are ready to give up this fondant side by transforming it into a cake, you add baking time until the center moves only very slightly when you move the mold. See you soon :)

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    March 1, 2024

    5 stars
    This cake is absolutely incredible. I tested and tried 2 logs (raspberry and lemon meringue) which were also delicious. Thank you for these recipes that are fun to make, very tasty and have a great effect.

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      Lilie bakery

      March 19, 2024

      Thank you very much Sophie for your message! I'm delighted that you like my recipes in any case :) See you soon

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    March 17, 2024

    5 stars
    Thank you for that great recipe ! the cake was exactly as in the photo and incredibly good, I was a huge success :). I used a little less sugar than in the recipe and it was perfect! I would do it again without hesitation!

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      Lilie bakery

      March 18, 2024

      Thank you Sophie for your feedback! Glad you like it, see you soon :)

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    March 24, 2024

    5 stars
    A real treat!!! I tested it today.
    A simple dessert with few ingredients that everyone will agree on ☺️

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      Lilie bakery

      March 29, 2024

      Thank you very much Caroline! A simple and effective recipe :) See you soon for other desserts

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    4th May 2024

    5 stars
    super easy
    To make- how long do you wait to take cake out of springform tin, please?

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      Lilie bakery

      5th May 2024

      Hi Anna, you just have to do a few minutes: it can be just a little bit warm :)

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    18th May 2024

    2 stars
    I made this cake this morning following the recipe. Unfortunately when unmolding it, it completely collapsed, the middle did not cook at all. Disappointed.

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      Lilie bakery

      21th May 2024

      Hello Patricia, I am surprised by your message… This cake, as its name suggests, must be very soft in the middle as you see in my photos, that is to say that the heart is less cooked than the outside. In my recipe I recommend that the cooking time must be adapted to each oven! If you see after 28 minutes that it is not holding together at all in the middle, and you want a well-done cake then simply continue cooking. Other readers really like this recipe because it's delicious... It's a shame to have rated me 2 stars out of 5 just for that...

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    27th June 2024

    5 stars
    Extra. A nameless killing. Became a total fan of mascarpone thanks to you. Thanks again for the tips and details in the explanations.

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      Lilie bakery

      July 3, 2024

      Oh thank you very much for your message! Very happy that this chocolate mascarpone cake has become your “killer”! See you soon :)

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