Chocolate Drop Cakes

  • 13 Feb - 19 Feb, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Cookery


· 250 g unsalted butter

· 300 g caster sugar

· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

· 3 eggs

· 200 g self-rising flour

· 50 g cocoa

· 100 g milk chocolate

For the topping

· 85 g butter

· 85 g caster sugar

· 200 g condensed milk

· 50 g milk chocolate


Butter and line a traybake. Heat the oven to 180°C. Gently melt the butter in a saucepan, cool for five minutes, add sugar, vanilla and eggs, then beat until smooth with a wooden spoon. Stir in the flour, cocoa and ¼ teaspoon salt. Stir in the milk chocolate drops and bake for 35 minutes until risen all over and a skewer comes out clean. For the top, heat butter and caster sugar together until both are melted. Stir in the condensed milk and bring to a boil. Cool for five minutes, and then stir in milk chocolate drops to melt. Spread over the cold cake, scatter with more chocolate drops and cut into squares.