Creamy, sweet and full of chocolatey goodness, this Chocolate Cake Gravy is a finger-licking-good recipe that goes amazing on everything! This recipe would be especially amazing on Chocolate Pound Cake, Vanilla Pound Cake, and especially Cream Cheese Pound Cake!

Chocolate Cake Gravy

Chocolate Cake Gravy

So earlier I showed you my original Cake Gravy….let me pause while you remember and drool. Well, today I’m sharing with you the Chocolate version! Say what?!?! Yes, it has a sister and it is made in the chocolate variety!

This is made exactly the same way as the original, but with the addition of cocoa powder. I mean who doesn’t love two recipes that you can make two ways with little adjustment!

Chocolate Cake Gravy

This pourable liquid gold is seriously easy to whip up. Cakes, bread, biscuits and dunking even your cookies in. Or I might just happen to have taken a spoon to it, no judgment here!

This Chocolate Cake Gravy is a fun and tasty alternative to your normal frosting. You will love it!


Chocolate Cake Gravy

Chocolate Cake Gravy
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Chocolate Cake Gravy

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Creamy, sweet and full of chocolatey goodness, this Chocolate Cake Gravy is a finger-licking good recipe that goes amazing on everything!


  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • In saucepan add cocoa powder, flour, sugar and salt and whisk until combined.
  • Pour in your milk and heat over medium heat until it starts to thicken, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add in your butter and extracts and stir until butter is melted.
  • Set aside to cool slightly and thicken a bit.
  • Pour over sweet breads, bundt cakes, pound cakes, biscuits, etc.


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  1. Thanks so much for this recipe! My grandmother used to make chocolate gravy when she made her bread pudding. It was one of my favorites and a special memory. Yours is the first recipe I’ve come across for it that looks like hers. I can’t wait to make it!

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