Hot Chocolate Sauce over Pound Cake

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Kizzikate

My mom learned this in Home Ec class way back in the 1930-something. It's been passed down to all the children & grandchildren as a Family Treasure! Don't bother with homemade pound cake for this recipe- the frozen kind works perfectly! You will need a double boiler to make this sauce.

Top Review by HokiesMom

This is a really nice sauce. I served it over Recipe #126596 with strawberries. Be warned though it makes a lot of sauce (about 3 cups) so I am hoping it saves well in the fridge. I put the cocoa and the flour through a sieve in the first steps to ensure a smooth sauce and that worked very well. Has a nice taste but is a bit overly sweet so next time I will cut the sugar back by about a 1/4 cup. Made for Went to the Market tag game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill bottom of double boiler with enough water to fill about 3-4 inches high. In a seperate saucepan, bring another 2 cups of water to boil.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in top of double boiler, stirring well to remove any lumps. Add enough boiling water to make a thick paste. Stir until smooth.
  3. Place onto the bottom half, over the boiling water. Slowly add 1 1/2 cups boiling water from the other pan. Keep stirring until the water is fully incorporated.
  4. Add the butter, continue to stir while the butter melts into the sauce. Keep stirring another 10-15 minutes, until the sauce thickens to an "unset pudding" consistency. If it thickens too much, feel free to add more boiling water.
  5. When it is as thick as you like, stir in the vanilla extract.
  6. Serve over the sliced pound cake.

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