Chocolate Dessert Cake

Close up of a chocolate dessert cake showing the chocolate sauce running down the sides.

This is a chocolate lover’s dream, rich warm chocolate cake, served with a decadent hot chocolate sauce. It is a perfect treat for those outdoor adventures or camping trips when you aren’t tracking calories.

The recipe can be baked in a camp oven, closed grill, smoker, or Dutch oven, all work equally well. It is a simple and robust cake so can easily adapt to a variety of cooking options.

Should there be any leftovers (but how can you ever have leftovers of a chocolate dessert?) they can be eaten the next day. For the best results, the cake but especially the sauce should be reheated to be served warm.

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A square slice of chocolate cake served on a white plate topped with a chocolate sauce.
The chocolate cake is cut into elegant squares to be served before being topped with the chocolate sauce.
Close up of a chocolate dessert cake showing the chocolate sauce running down the sides.
The rich warm chocolate sauce is what elevates the cake to a dessert, warm, rich, and not good for diets.

Chocolate Dessert Cake Recipe

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Close up of a chocolate dessert cake showing the chocolate sauce running down the sides.
A chocolate lover’s dream, rich warm chocolate cake, served with a decadent hot chocolate sauce. A heartwarming dessert for all trips, especially in the cold.
Preparation 20 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Ready in 45 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
CourseDessert
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodBake
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Ingredients

Chocolate Cake

  • 200 g butter
  • 200 g white sugar
  • 200 g self raising self rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 100 g dark chocolate

Chocolate Sauce

  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 100 g icing sugar confectioners sugar
  • 100 g butter
  • 80 ml milk

Equipment

  • 10 inch cake tin
  • pot

Directions

Chocolate Cake

  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, this may take a while.
  • Stir the flour and baking powder into the creamed mixture.
  • Add the eggs and combine well until smooth.
  • Combine the cocoa and boiling water to create a smooth slurry, then add to the mixture. Stir well to get a consistent chocolate color.
  • Stir in the dark chocolate either as buds or if bought as a block, broken small pieces.
  • Preheat the Dutch oven, or camp oven to 180 degrees C (355 degrees F).
  • Grease or line with parchment paper the Dutch oven or a cake tin then add the cake batter.
  • Bake the cake for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through.

Chocolate Sauce

  • In a bowl placed over a simmering pot of water add the dark chocolate, icing sugar, butter, and milk. Continue to heat and stir until the butter and chocolate have melted and everything is well combined.

To Serve

  • Cut the still warm cake into portion serves then drizzle with the hot chocolate sauce.
    Warning: This is a very chocolaty and sweet dessert so you don’t need very large portion sizes, and it may be good to accompany with some cream or similar to pull back the sweetness a little.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 328mgCalcium: 85mgVitamin A: 1053IUSugar: 44gFiber: 4gPotassium: 280mgCholesterol: 144mgCalories: 688kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 26gFat: 44gProtein: 8gCarbohydrates: 69gIron: 4mg

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When it comes to outdoor cooking Ash is a high-energy cook with a great attitude. Looking for tasty yet simple recipes has created an appealing recipe collection for the outdoors.

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