Remember how I made that chocolate cake without any chocolate? That cake was still OK but I wanted chocolate, damn it! I found a recipe for chocolate syrup at Glorious Treats and turned it into a sauce. I love it because it has no dairy or fat (although lots of calories). I thought it would be perfect to smother the cake in.
In a small sauce pan add 1 1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 cup cocoa powder and a dash of salt.
Add I cup of water.
Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and cook 1 minute.
I was worried there would be clumps or bits but there weren’t!
Add 1 tsp of vanilla. It was at this point I realized this syrup is going to be way too thin and I should have added the vanilla after I thickened it. Doh!
I put the sauce back on the stove, brought it to a simmer and then added a slurry of 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed into 2 tbsp water. I whisked it together until it got nice and thick. (This is when you should add the vanilla, off the heat!)
I let the sauce cool a bit and then began slathering….
… and slathering…
Now that is dark and delicious! I love how the sauce almost looks like a naughty smile along the edge of the plate. Wow, what a difference! It was delicious.
I even used the sauce to make my own hot chocolate and it was divine!
What a perfect light healthier-kind of sauce than using say a ganache for the cake. Although that would have also been amazing.
This recipes makes around 2 cups of chocolate sauce. I put some in the freezer and this morning just used the sauce to make a morning banana mocha smoothie. Fantastic!
I love how easy, fast and simple this sauce is to make. A total keeper recipe for me.
Debra She Who Seeks says
Naughty smile is right! Looks delicious.
Jessica Wiemann says
Cocoa powder is actually 20% fat, so I wouldn’t say this is a ‘no fat’ recipe. Sorry!
Suzie Ridler says
Thanks Debra! Glad you see it too!
Jessica, good to know, I changed it to low-er fat. Certainly not as high as ganache!
Oh my, this look delish and easy to do.
The Happy Whisk (Ivy) says
Guess what, Suzie. I found your post through Twitter. Neato.
Suzie the Foodie says
Cool!!! That’s for coming to my ancient foodie history Ivy. It’s neat to be going through it via updating my Foodie Bucket List.