Chocolate Cake Dripping With Chocolate Sauce

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins

I made this today and was thrilled with the result. The sauce also goes well with vanilla ice-cream. This is the only sponge recipe I've tried that actually rises.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the butter and caster sugar until white and fluffy.
  2. Beat each egg individually into the mix.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Sieve the flour and cocoa powder together and fold in gently.
  5. Line two 9" cake tins with greaseproof paper and evenly pour the mixture into both.
  6. Pre heat the oven to gas mark 5/190°C/375°F and cook for 25 minutes.
  7. Turn the tins after 15 minutes so that the cakes rise evenly.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. For the sauce mix the boiling water and cocoa powder together in a saucepan.
  10. Add the golden syrup and icing sugar.
  11. Bring to the boil stirring so as not to burn the sugar.
  12. Allow to cool, it will thicken as it cools.
  13. Cover one cake sandwich with the strawberry jam and place the other on top.
  14. Cover with the chocolate sauce.
Most Helpful

This was really easy and very good! I didn't have strawberry jam, so I used mixed berry, and served this warm with a dollop of whipped cream. Thank you!

mobrie10 May 14, 2011

VERY GOOD CAKE. The strawberry jam adds a wonderful touch. I shared this with the bank on our first floor and the also loved it and requested another. THANKS FOR SHARING!

Sherrybeth August 16, 2006