Chocolate Fondant with Smoked Cherries


We bought a smoke box at a camping store and we have been trying out different recipes this summer. It’s awesome! You can use a smoke box over open fire, on the grill or on your stove. We fell in love with smoking fruit and berries for desserts and will put a few different recipes on the blog. First out is a peanut butter chocolate fondant with smoked cherries.

 Chocolate Fondant with Smoked Cherries

About 10 servings

  • 350 g cherries
  • 200 g butter, soft
  • 1 dl/0,4 cup cane sugar
  • 200 g dark chocolate 70 %
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 dl/0,4 cup wheat flour
  • Butter for the mold


  • 5 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 ½ tbsp butter
  • 50 g dark chocolate 70 %

Smoke the cherries in a smoke box like this: Put cherry chips or oak chips at the bottom. Put the cherries on the grate in the box. Close the lid and put the smoke box on smoldering charcoal or on a hot plate (no gas plate, or the heat will be too concentrated). The amount of time it takes varies depending on how hot it is and how ripe the berries are. They are ready when the start to soften, which takes about 5-10 minutes.

Set the oven to 200°C/390°F. Whip the butter and the sugar in a bowl. Chop and melt the chocolate in the microwave oven, then stir down the chocolate into the bowl. Whip eggs and yolks in a separate bowl and mix it into the chocolate paste. Add the flour. Melt butter and peanut butter in a pan, let it cool and fill a piping bag with it. Divide the paste into buttered small molds. Pipe the filling into the paste in the molds and put a little piece of chocolate into each. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 8 minutes. Baking time can vary depending on the shape of the molds. Let them cool for 1-2 minutes, and then put them on a plate.

Serve the chocolate fondant with smoked cherries and vanilla ice cream.

3 responses

  1. Love the photographs! The recipe sounds pretty unique too. I would love to try smoking fruit as well but I don’t have any outdoor cooking gear. 😦

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