Now this syrup is dark and rich and rather moorish! It added a great level to the I Love Cake like a fat kid loves cake….cake…but it would be divine poured over some good quality Vanilla ice cream…mmmmmmm…throw some roasted salted peanuts on top and I’m in love!
200g of GOOD quality dark chocolate at least 70% Cocoa…even you don’t love dark chocolate it’s not too dark…honest!
4 T unsweetened cocoa…good quality of course
2/3 c Golden Syrup…for our North American readers you can use corn syrup if you can’t find golden syrup
2/3 c double cream
2/3 cup superfine icing suger or sift it well so you don’t have lumps
1t Vanilla Extract
Good pinch of sea salt
Now break up the chocolate into a heatproof bowl, put the cocoa powder in and melt over simmering water. Don’t let the water touch the bowl.
Once it has melted and all mixed together into a lovely rich pool of darkness, take it off the heat and stir in the syrup then the cream then the icing sugar and lastly the vanilla and salt. Keep in a glass jar until ready to use. You’ll eat it before it goes off but it keeps a couple of days!