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Very Best Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe

April 3, 2012 | 58 Comments
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As far as I’m concerned, everything is better with chocolate. Now, much can’t be said about this chocolate fudge sauce, other than- it’s really good! There is no grand story as to how this was created. I had a craving for ice cream covered in chocolate sauce and a smattering of green pistachios, right after a baking failure, and so this chocolate fudge sauce was created.

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The past few weeks have been quite interesting with recipe testing for Hand Made Baking. I’ve been trying to get all of the chocolate recipes done; the other day, I decided that I’d use the chocolate I melted for a group of photos, to make brownies. The ratio of eggs, chocolate, flour, sugar, and cocoa powder seemed perfect as I mixed the batter together. The batter tasted like heaven. 15-minutes into baking, I realized I forgot one of the most important ingredients in my batter– butter. I convinced myself that things would be fine, but after so many successful recipe tests, which all started off with me literally throwing things together, I knew something had to fail (onto the chocolate fudge sauce in a minute).

Melting Chocolate in Double Boiler |
Adding Golden Syrup to Melted Chocolate |

After cooling the chocolate confection disaster, I sliced a corner off, and prayed that the promising dark chocolate crumb meant all would be fine. After literally .2936 seconds of having the small piece of brownie in my mouth, I felt my salivary glands and my taste buds wither into nothingness. I don’t know how, but I somehow managed to bake a brownie that tasted like the product of Chocolate and Chalk procreating.

Very Best Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe |

After my first and last (thankfully) brownie failure, I decided it would be appropriate to heal my taste buds with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.

This chocolate fudge sauce recipe is quite easy to remember, as it (conveniently) requires most of the ingredients to be ⅓ cup.

Very Best Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe |
Very Best Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe |

It all starts with chopping 3.5 ounces (100g) of luscious dark chocolate and earthy-brown cocoa powder being mixed together in a heatproof bowl over simmering water.

Very Best Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe |
Very Best Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe |

Very Best Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe |

Once the pool of chocolate has melted, golden syrup is mixed in. After that, a slug of cream, an avalanche of snow-white confectioner’s sugar, a splash of vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt are mixed into the sweet chocolate puddle.

Very Best Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe |

Once everything is mixed together, it’s poured onto waiting cups filled with scoops of hand made ice cream. Everything is then sprinkled with pistachios, sliced almonds, and chopped almonds.

Vanilla ice cream in sundae cups |
Very Best Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe |

Now, I might have alarmed a few of you with the golden syrup. Golden syrup is one of those ingredients you have passed in the isle with maple syrup, honey, and pancake syrups, at your local grocery store / supermarket, without paying it any mind. Here in Middle-of-Nowhere, New Jersey, it’s nearly impossible for me to find certain ingredients, but Golden Syrup doesn’t fall under my list of hard-to-find ingredients. I can find it at all of our local supermarkets and grocery stores without a problem. This sweet, mellow amber elixir is basically cane sugar syrup, and it’s perfect on pancakes (I dare you to try it with your pancakes this weekend!), and in this instance- adds a lot of depth to this chocolate sauce. If you do have trouble finding golden syrup (I use Lyles), feel free to use light corn syrup or light agave nectar in place of it.

Very Best Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe |
Very Best Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe |

As a side note: I have to thank you all for the kind comments; funny, inspiring emails; sweet tweets, and messages over the past couple weeks regarding my post about Hand Made Baking. All of them touched my heart and re-inspired me to do what I love. And that is: sharing recipes and snippets of my life with you. So, thank you! :)

As another side note: I’ll be in San Francisco next week; any recommendations for places to eat and visit?

Yield: Makes About 1 Cup / 240 ml

Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Chocolate Fudge Sauce

I use Golden Syrup here. However, if you can’t find it, light corn syrup or light agave nectar will work well, too.

Although Dark Chocolate with 70% cocoa content may seem a little too dark for any milk chocolate lover’s liking, that is not the case–I find it works perfectly, especially since it is diluted a bit by the cream and the other ingredients. 70% cocoa content is ideal, but if you don’t have that on hand, use whatever you have– I wouldn’t go below 64% cocoa content, though.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 3.5 oz / 100g dark chocolate with 70% cocoa content, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons / 15g unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or dutch-processed)
  • ⅓ cup / 116g golden syrup (I use Lyle’s) / light corn syrup / light agave nectar
  • ⅓ cup / 75g heavy cream or double cream
  • ⅓ cup / 30g confectioners’ (Powdered) sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch fine-grain sea salt


Place the chopped dark chocolate and cocoa powder in a heatproof bowl over simmering water (do not let the bowl touch the water) and heat until the chocolate has melted.

With the pan off the heat, stir in the golden syrup, followed by the heavy cream, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla, and pinch of salt.

Transfer to a glass jar or heatproof container with a lid, and serve over the ice cream of your choice. Can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days (that is, if you’re not sharing!). Re-warm before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Tablespoon

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

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  • Reply Joanne - Inspired Taste August 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    This really does look like the best fudge sauce ever! I love that you used dark chocolate — some chocolate sauces are too sweet for my liking, so this is perfect.

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  • Reply Eva Gold September 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    that looks scrumptious! your beautiful photography makes it look even more divine! I am going to freeze up some home made vanilla bean ice cream tonight & so I can’t wait to follow your recipe here and add a little chocolateness to my sweetness

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  • Reply Jameka Calhoun October 6, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Hello,i saw you on tv tonight, so i looked you up and so far i love all your recipes. Will try some soon!

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  • Reply Mary July 28, 2017 at 11:30 am

    This sauce was perfect – we made this last night to celebrate national sundae day (a little late). Easy and delicious and satisfied all of the opinionated taste buds in my family. Appropriately fudgy, dark and rich but not bitter like some sauces that go too dark and bitter. Summer desserts are trending strong in our house! Thanks, Kamran!

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