Sticky chocolate drop cakes

Sticky chocolate drop cakes

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(62 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


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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  • 250g pack unsalted butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 300g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 50g cocoa
  • 100g milk chocolate drops

For the topping

  • 85g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

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


  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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12th Feb, 2012
fabulous! just made and added a slightly different topping, 85g butter and 140g icing sugar creamed, then 85g melted chocolate added. also added 4 eggs to cake as mine are medium not large. v.easy to make and will definitely do again.
25th Jan, 2012
I made this for a kindergarten party. The cake didn't look very nice when it was baked. Luckily there was the topping to cover the imperfections. I thought the topping was too milky (not a fan of milk) so I added some orange essence to mask the smell. Sprinkled pastel icing stars on top and it looked really nice. It was nice but not fantastic.
19th Jan, 2012
Sunk in the middle a little but it may have been a result of my over-beating. Tasty cake and the icing was a real treat!
26th Dec, 2011
made this xmas and my family love it! cake is moist but use fat free condensed milk.. could not find light condensed.
21st Nov, 2011
Really sweet but went down well, especially liked the brownie-esque texture. Was too rich and sweet to eat a whole piece but others ate several!
15th Nov, 2011
Really easy and delicious I didn't make the icing just made icing with icing sugar and cocoa. Has anyone tried freezing ? If so was it OK? Thanks
7th Oct, 2011
Easy to make and, according to my work colleagues, "the best chocolate cake ever!" Will definitely make again.
21st Sep, 2011
Brilliant but simple chocolate cake. I used a mixture of white, milk and dark chocolate drops. Will certainly be making it again.
6th Sep, 2011
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28th Aug, 2011
I made two of these cakes recently, one for a friend and one for us. For the first one the tin was slightly smaller than suggested and the cake was therefore thicker, thus taking much longer to cook (about 50 mins in total). Unfortunately this made the cake a little dry. The second time I made it I used a slightly bigger tin (but still a little smaller than stated) and the cake took about 45 mins this time but was much better - moist, slightly dense and fudgy. The topping was easy, I just made it VERY slowly and it turned out perfectly. A definite hit all round but make sure you don't let it cook for too long.


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