Sticky chocolate drop cakes

Sticky chocolate drop cakes

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(65 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 eggs
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  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 50g cocoa
  • 100g milk chocolate drops
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For the topping

  • 85g butter
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  • 85g caster sugar
  • 200g light condensed milk
  • 50g milk chocolate drops, plus extra, to scatter
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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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cakebaby13
4th Nov, 2013
Made these today, they are lovely!! very sweet but that's what I like :) Has anyone else found the icing melts a bit when the cake is cut? They sure are sticky!
stesar
14th Sep, 2013
best chocolate cake
Jibber-Jabbott
24th Jul, 2013
Add breadcrumbs rolled in sugar and drinking chocolate powder on top for crunch
boobruce-smith
16th May, 2013
3.05
I found the quite dry and there wasn't enough icing for the cake however it did all get eaten.
antiochus
30th Mar, 2013
4.05
I've made this several times without the icing and loved it. I tried the icing this time and found the icing was far too sweet. I much prefer the un-iced version. Five stars un-iced, two or three with the icing.
crystaltips
17th Feb, 2013
4.05
Lovely easy recipe, used chopped choc instead of drops used chocolate icing made with icing sugar and cocoa powder instead of condensed milk.
shane40
14th Feb, 2013
this is a fab cake,,
tigger3751
10th Feb, 2013
5.05
Just made this cake last night. Sponge very easy to make also icing easy too but keep stirring when u put the condensed milk,bring to boil or it well burn. Fiancé loved it and friends have left with a slice.
lislol12
11th Nov, 2012
my mum was wlljell when she found out i baked them for school so i had to make another batch for her ;]
girlslovebaking
30th Oct, 2012
The burnt icing comments terrified me as that is exactly what would happen to me distracted by the kids so I used the microwave for the icing. I did 30 second increments to check on the icing and to stir occasionally - I knew it had come to a boil when the mixture started rising in the bowl:-) And it looks quite liquid but it sets as it cools - delicious and different - try it:-)

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