Sticky chocolate drop cakes

Sticky chocolate drop cakes

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(70 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
    Chocolate

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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
    Chocolate

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    Chocolate as we know it in pressed

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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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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FittyFax
19th Aug, 2010
Well the cake turned out great but the topping...ummmm not sure about that lol I will definitely make the cake again though and probably go for a butter cream topping.
linniemills
2nd Aug, 2010
In my house this is our new favourite - fits every occasion - cake sale, guide camp, tea with friends. Quick and easy to make, no problems, no changes.
onlyme
12th Jun, 2010
4.05
On a wet weekend I felt like making a cake but found that my chocolate had been opened and some eaten (by me!) so I cut the recipe down and made 2/3rds and cooked it in a 2lb loaf tin. It cooked beautifully in slightly less time than the recipe stated and tasted great - moist and not too heavy. I didn't make the topping as I had no condensed milk (and it really was chucking it down outside so I didn't fancy a trip to the shops) but we all thought it was fine without a topping - and less calorific!
Superraisen
21st May, 2010
3.05
I threw in 100g of fudge pieces since I didn't have anything to do the frosting with. was nice but nothing special - however, I see great potential! I'm gonna try substituting some of the caster sugar with brown sugar and add some nuts for texture. will have to give it another go
tallulahb
4th May, 2010
Great cake! Very easy!
supercook67
1st May, 2010
3.05
I forgot to mix in the chocolate drops! I am not sure if this is the reasn that the cake is a bit dry. But my son just loves it as it is. Will definitely try the recipe again, and try not to forget the chocolate chip this time ;)
sosagab
4th Apr, 2010
5.05
It came out to be DELICIOUS!!! I only had problems with the icing, as it was a little bit too liquid. I will try to put more sugar next time!

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