Easy chocolate cake with chocolate sauce

August 27, 2015 Published by Dina

My husband loves chocolate cakes, I love fruit desserts. So…when I feel like being nice I make him a chocolate cake and if I feel like being really nice I also make a chocolate sauce to go with it.

The other day I made a lemon-basil cake and thought I’d make captain G a chocolate cake. This recipe is from Martha Stewart website and since it only calls for cocoa powder, no melted chocolate, I knew it will be light and airy and not the dense type cake. If you use melted chocolate in the recipe it makes a more dense, moist, chocolaty cake. This recipe seemed quick and easy and I wanted to try it.

Martha’s recipe called for a chocolate glaze to be poured over the baked cake but I skipped that step and made a sauce to pour over the cake at serving.

I baked it in a bundt pan and it rose to the top of the pan making a rather large cake. It was quite good and with the help of company we had for the weekend, it was gone in no time.

I served it with a chocolate sauce and ice cream, or a chocolate sauce and whipped cream, but for me a raspberry sauce would have been better, I like the sweet and tangy combination of flavours for dessert.


Chocolate cake with chocolate sauce

Chocolate cake with chocolate sauce


Adapted from Martha Stewart Chocolate Bundt Cake.



2 1/2 cups al purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cream

3/4 cup sour cream

2 sticks butter (or 1 cup oil)

1 1/4 cups sugar

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla




Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

Combine cream and sour cream in another small bowl.

In another bowl cream the butter with a mixer until fluffy,

Add the sugar and mix for a couple of minutes.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add the vanilla.

Begin adding the flour, alternating with the sour cream mixture, ending with the flour.

Use a spatula to give the batter a final blend, scraping the sides of the bowl.

Pour the batter into a buttered bundt pan and bake at 325F for about 50 minutes or until the cake is done.

Let cool, then remove from the pan and let finish cooling on a rack.

If you wish, prepare the glaze and pour it over the cooled cake. You wouldn’t need both glaze and sauce, unless you are really addicted to chocolate.




4 oz bittersweet chocolate

1/2 cup whipping cream

2 tablespoons butter

Place the chocolate in a bowl, heat the cream in the microwave until hot, then pour over the chocolate.

stir in the butter until smooth.


Michael Smith chocolate Sauce:

1 cup whipping cream

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Bring the cream and sugar to a boil in a small pot, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder and chocolate, stirring until the sauce is smooth.

Add the vanilla.

Chocolate cake with chocolate sauce

Chocolate cake with chocolate sauce

If you are a chocoholic you may also like these:

Fudgy cream cheese brownies:


Microwave molten chocolate cake

Chocolate cream cheese brownies

Chocolate cookies with chocolate ganache:

Chocolate cookies

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Microwave molten chocolate cake:



  • Mswendseid says:

    Okay ,,the brownies are making me cry,,,I could have had some ,,,,if my husband wasn’t a gypsy and I still had the place next to you and all your yummies and good coffee,,we are just being health minded ,,,fun fun fun ,,we splurged today had hummus and pita with our coffee whohoo,,he is down 3 lbs so maybe God is listening to me ,,I am still holding happily at 109 so happy to be there’s hen are you coming here ? My sweet Alana is still in Mauie looking after glens first wife ,,she’s had the surgery and now we wait and see how it all goes I guess,thank you for all the eye candy ,,your blog is amazing ,,,lots of work but worth it I think

    • Dina says:

      Marisa, 109LB? careful that you don’t disappear altogether, I should send you some brownies. You should have never moved, I miss you guys.

  • EJ says:

    Lol, that first sentence made me laugh out loud!