Easy Chocolate Sponge Recipe

Chocolate sponge with hot chocolate sauce

  • cuts into 9 squares
  • Easy

Make this comforting storecupboard sponge for an easy chocolate dessert for the whole family


Try our easy chocolate sponge recipe, or make our self-saucing chocolate pudding here. You don’t need to use expensive 70% dark chocolate for this – a supermarket’s own brand will be fine.



  • dark chocolate 200g
  • salted butter 250g
  • golden caster sugar 125g
  • soft light brown sugar 125g
  • eggs 3 large
  • self-raising flour 250g
  • cocoa powder 6 tbsp


  • double cream 300ml
  • cocoa powder 3 tbsp
  • custard powder 3 tbsp
  • runny honey 75g
  • dark chocolate 100g, broken into chunks


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3 and line a deep 22cm square baking tin or baking dish with baking paper. Break the dark chocolate into chunks and put in a pan with the butter, sugars and 250ml water. Gently melt, stirring, until smooth. Take off the heat and leave to cool for 3 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Whisk the eggs into the pan, followed by the flour and cocoa until lump-free. Pour into the tin and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer poked into the middle comes out clean. Cool while you make the sauce.

  • Step 3

    Put all the sauce ingredients into a pan with 300ml of water and keep stirring while you melt over a low heat. Once smooth, let it come to a gentle simmer, then bubble for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened (if it gets too thick to pour, add a little more water).

  • Step 4

    Cut the warm sponge into nine squares and serve each with loads of the chocolate sauce poured over.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 874
  • Fat 59.1g
  • Saturates 35.4g
  • Carbs 72g
  • Sugars 42.2g
  • Fibre 6g
  • Protein 10.6g
  • Salt 0.9g