Sticky chocolate drop cakes

Sticky chocolate drop cakes

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(62 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 15
This easy-to-make bake will keep somewhere cool in an airtight tin for up to two days

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable un-iced

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal433
  • fat24g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars42g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.31g
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Ingredients

  • 250g pack unsalted butter
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  • 300g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large egg
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  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 50g cocoa
  • 100g milk chocolate drops

For the topping

  • 85g butter
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  • 85g caster sugar
  • 200g light condensed milk
  • 50g milk chocolate drops, plus extra, to scatter

Method

  1. Butter and line a traybake or small roasting tin, about 20 x 30cm. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Gently melt the butter in a large saucepan, cool for 5 mins, add sugar, vanilla and eggs, then beat until smooth with a wooden spoon. Stir in the flour, cocoa and ¼ tsp salt. Stir in the milk chocolate drops and bake for 35 mins until risen all over and a skewer comes out with a few damp crumbs.

  2. For the top, gently heat 85g butter and 85g caster sugar together until both are melted. Stir in 200g light condensed milk and bring to a boil. Cool for 5 mins, then stir in 50g milk chocolate drops to melt. Spread over the cold cake, scatter with more chocolate drops and cut into squares.

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dejoxy
10th Jul, 2011
5.05
Made this cake yesterday. Used 150g sugar for the cake, and 40g sugar for the topping as I thought the original recipe would be way too sweet. I accidentally put in 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, and a baking tray that was way too large, so ended up with a flat delicious cake. Tasted perfect. After reading previous comments, I stirred the topping on a low heat until it came to the boil, and took it off the heat almost immediately, just after it thickened. Stirred in the chocolate chips after 5 minutes, it worked! Lovely cake, will make again.
amysconnell
21st Jun, 2011
3.05
Nice, but I also had probs with the icing, was far to runny. There's a problem with the ingredients or method - should it be boiled for a while to thicken? should there be more (more really!) sugar, or less condensed milk? Shame could it could be better.
kverber
13th Jun, 2011
Only cooked for 23 mins and was lovely and squidgy
kerysp
4th May, 2011
The icing is fantastic! Much better than buttercream - it's actually soft chocolate fudge - and less mess to make. Use a non-stick pan and don't stop stirring. Before it starts to thicken, it tends to splash up the side of the pan and burn, so make sure you don't scrape those bits back into the fudge mixture or you'll get brown lumps in your icing. Once it's thickened, about four minutes, stir in the chocolate quick and spread it on the cake while still molten. I was worried it wouldn't be thick enough but the moment it was off the heat, it started to solidify so quickly I barely had time to ice the cake before it set.
shussain
26th Mar, 2011
5.05
I made this as a birthday cake for my sister and it went down a treat so i ended up making it again =]
hannahfxx
18th Mar, 2011
4.05
I made these for a school party and they went down really well! Absolutely delicious and everybody loved them and wanted the recipe!!
cherblm
8th Feb, 2011
5.05
Made this for a bake sale and went down a treat - even got complimentary emails sent asking for the recipe! Did chocolate curls on top to make it look a little bit more grown up
louisemay80
27th Jan, 2011
4.05
This was really easy to make, and everyone loved it.
liza410
18th Jan, 2011
I made this recipe using lemon and raisins
ahtaylor
7th Dec, 2010
3.05
The cake is straightforward but don't be fooled into thinking it will look anything like the picture. The topping is gooey and a little runny if you follow the recipe to the letter. I don't like being beaten so I try and adapt what doesn't work. I found the best thing to do is boil the icing for 1 - 2 minutes rather than allow to come to the boil and take off the heat straightaway. You must continue to stir continuously though or it will burn. The icing is more fudgy and much nicer, it looks more like the picture too!

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