Sticky chocolate drop cakes

Sticky chocolate drop cakes

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level



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

For the topping

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

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  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2009

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Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Very easy to make, although super calorific! Also made a mess of the topping. Melted the sugar and butter and then added the condensed milk and could not have been away from the pan more than 30 seconds and it had burnt :( At that stage, I had run out of caster sugar so I heated up the leftover condensed milk and melted in the choc drops and it was fine.

roisinmc's picture
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Loved it

julieowers's picture

Made this for the school cake sale and they were fab - really lovely flavour! Made them the night before and they were better the next day.

emmawelsh's picture
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Good recipe, although it does seem a bit odd when you're making it - I've not made a cake like that before. I found it very sweet, but could change to plain choc I suppose. Great for making for a big group and I'm taking some in for the school summer fete. I used a tin that was slightly bigger than 20 by 30, and it still came out good - not too flat.

leask1's picture

Very nice cake!!! I found that when cooking it in my fan over the first time I tried it the edges were burnt (and that was only after 25 mins) The second time, I put it in non-fan for 15 and then 10 for fan oven and it was perfect!!!

I couldnt manage the topping I made chocolate fudge topping and it was lovely!!!

alison_happy's picture
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Very easy :-)