Dark Chocolate Cake with Warm Sauce and Gelato

This easy dark chocolate cake with warm choco sauce and gelato is totally my jam! I love creamy chocolate cakes so this is a real heaven for me! If you like the taste of cold-hot desserts then this is the thing! Here is the recipe:


  • 1¾ cups flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup olive oil (or canola oil)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Powdered sugar for garnish (optional)
  • Chocolate sauce (find recipe below)
  • Vanilla gelato/ice cream

For the chocolate sauce:

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • About 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup light corn syrup



To make the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350F/ 180C/ Gas Mark 4. Grease and line two 9-inch round cake pans with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the cocoa and flour; put and mix in the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Place oil, milk, eggs, and vanilla and whisk with electric mixer around 2 minutes.
  • Next, pour in boiling water, then apply batter into the pans.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes (don’t overbake); you will now that the cake is done when it’ll pull away from the side of the pan. A toothpick inserted into the center of the cake will have moist crumbs attached to it when removed. Let it cool in pans for 15 minutes.
  • Then, remove it and cool on a rack. When it’s completely cool, it’s best to put it in the fridge, covered, for around 2-3 hours before cutting.
  • Before serving, sift some powdered sugar over top and drizzle with warm chocolate sauce. To finish, place a dollop of ice cream/gelato on the side.

To make the chocolate sauce:

  • Heat corn syrup and chocolate chips in top of double boiler until chocolate is smooth and melted.
  • Remove and beat in enough milk to reach wanted consistency (typically when the bowl feels room temperature).
  • Drizzle over the cake.

Buon Appetito!