Chocolate Cake Gravy

filed under: Decorating on September 25, 2017

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
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Creamy, sweet and full of chocolatey goodness, this Chocolate Cake Gravy is a finger-licking good recipe that goes amazing on everything!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Cake Gravy
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 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
  1. In saucepan add cocoa powder, flour, sugar and salt and whisk until combined.
  2. Pour in your milk and heat over medium heat until it starts to thicken, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add in your butter and extracts and stir until butter is melted.
  4. Set aside to cool slightly and thicken a bit.
  5. Pour over sweet breads, bundt cakes, pound cakes, biscuits, etc.

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Photos by Tornadough Alli

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  • Rachael @Rachael's Foodie Life says:

    umm…. WHAT??????? Cake gravy?????? This sounds like the most amazing thing ever!

  • Luz says:

    A must try!!!

  • Heather says:

    Can the milk be subbed with almond milk?

    • Cndy says:

      I’d like to know if almond milk can be used also!

  • Sakshi says:

    Please share eggless cakes recipe

  • Ayeshs says:

    Will this work well with your chocolate sheet cake? Or any chocolate sheet cake?

    • Amanda Rettke says:


  • Anne Stewart says:

    Looks like something I should try

  • I Am Baker Logo

    Brand new recipes that people find kinda acceptable.