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Here it is! My easy, one-bowl Chocolate Sauce Recipe!  This sauce is so incredibly quick and easy to make and uses minimal ingredients!

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My favorite thing about this Chocolate Sauce Recipe

This one-bowl chocolate sauce recipe is how incredibly delicious it is! It’s so delicious. It’s a little on the sweet side, but the use of dark chocolate helps cut a little of that sweetness out. But can we get to how versatile this recipe is? It can be used in so many ways!

  • Topping desserts like ice creams
  • Drizzling on top of cakes – it’s the best sauce to use for drip cakes!
  • Fillings – in its cold set state this sauce is like a ganache and can be used for filling cakes and cupcakes. Although if you’re looking for a chocolate ganache recipe then try my Chocolate Ganache or White Chocolate Ganache Recipe out!

Chocolate Sauce - being poured on top of a chocolate bundt cake

What does the One-Bowl Chocolate Sauce Recipe taste like?

Smooth, rich, and velvety chocolate! It’s rich and simply superb! I mean, this beats store-bought stuff by an absolute mile. And it’s easier to make and use. The fact that it’s ready in minutes is a huge bonus too!

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Ingredients to make this Chocolate Sauce Recipe

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Good quality Dark Chocolate – make sure you’re using dark chocolate here. Can you use milk or white chocolate? Yeah, you can. But it’ll be sweeter. Keep in mind also, the addition of brown sugar will make an attempt at white chocolate sauce slightly golden. So replace the brown sugar with half the amount of caster sugar.

Unsalted butter – you could use salted butter here to help cut the sweetness but I tend to use unsalted.

Brown sugar – adds richness to the sauce and a deeper flavor. Can use caster sugar instead if you like. Just cut the amount in half.

Heavy / Whipping Cream – this is the cream you use to whip cream and will help the sauce thicken, but weirdly enough also helps thin it out and keep it soft. Make sure your cream has at least 30% fat content.

How to make the One-Bowl Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Microwave Method

  1. Add all the ingredients to a large, microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high, for 20 seconds at a time, mixing well between each interval until smooth.
  2. To thin out your sauce for things like drizzling on cupcakes and cakes, simply microwave for 10 seconds at a time, stirring between each interval until it’s thin enough to drizzle.

Double Boiler Method

  1. To make the chocolate sauce over a double boiler, simply add the ingredients to a large heatproof bowl. Place the bowl on top of a pot of gently simmering water making sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Stir until melted. Take off the heat and allow it to cool completely.

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Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Serves 2

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 2 mins
5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Chocolate Sauce

  • 2 cups (340g) dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) whipping cream


Instructions

Chocolate Sauce (Microwave Method)

  • Add all the ingredients to a large, microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high, for 20 seconds at a time, mixing well between each interval until smooth. Allow to cool slightly before pouring on top of some desserts. Goes nicely on top of ice-cream when it's warm.
  • To thin out your sauce for things like drizzling on cupcake and cakes, simply microwave for 10 seconds at a time, stirring between each interval until it’s thin enough to drizzle.

Chocolate Sauce (Double Boiler Method)

  • To make the chocolate sauce over a double boiler, simply add the ingredients to a large heatproof bowl. Place the bowl on top of a pot of gently simmering water making the sure the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Stir until melted. Take off the heat and allow to cool completely.

Notes

Storage
Sauce can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Nutrition

Calories : 1677kcal
Carbonhydrates: 90g
Protein: 17g
Fat: 141g
Saturated Fat: 85g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g
Monounsaturated Fat : 39g
Trans Fat : 1g
Cholesterol: 201mg
Sodium: 72mg
Potassium : 1379mg
Fiber: 19g
Sugar : 51g
Vitamin A: 2527IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 218mg
Iron: 21mg
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4 comments

Rita November 30, 2021 - 2:28 pm

Hi Nick! I just have two questions.
In the video you say that this sauce can be stored in the fridge up to 2 weeks, but in your website you say up to 1 month. Which one is it?
The second question is more of a confirmation. We should always store this sauce in the fridge, correct?

Thank you!

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Nick Makrides December 13, 2021 - 9:38 am

To be honest, I’ve stored this in the fridge for months and it’s been great. Fridge is best. Just microwave for 10 seconds and shake each time.

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Linda February 18, 2022 - 9:49 pm

Why am I making 2 1/2 times the Cream Cheese Icing for the Halloween Ghost cake??? It’s enough to coat 5000 cakes & in this weather is runny not fluffy – have put in fridge in hopes of saving it!!

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Nick Makrides August 2, 2022 - 10:46 am

Hi Linda, the cream cheese frosting amount in that recipe is correct. It’s used to fill, crumb coat and then frost the cake. You may use less if you wish, but I’m very liberal with my frosting amounts. Hope that answers it! N x

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