Chocolate Sauce | The Best Recipe You Will Find

At the South African Food Bloggers Conference we were told not to make the headings of our blogs something obscure. I would love to call this recipe, the world’s best chocolate sauce – but, that is really only my own opinion. However, give it a try and I am sure you will agree. For Project Food Blog, Challenge 4 was to do a post using photographs. This would have been very challenging for me, as I only use one photograph per blog post. Here I am going to show you step by step with pictures and words, how to go about making this chocolate sauce. The recipe was originally published in Lavender & Lime.

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Chocolate Sauce

Recipe Category: Dessert
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 180 g good quality chocolate (mixture of semi-sweet and dark)
  • 125 mls corn syrup
  • 125 mls thick cream
  • 30 g unsalted butter
  • 5 mls vanilla purée


  • in the top of a double boiler melt the chocolate over barely simmering water
  • stir in the syrup
  • whisk in the cream
  • add the butter and whisk until the sauce is shiny
  • remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla purée
  • store in a sterilized jar


you can use maple syrup instead of corn syrup. Serve hot over ice cream. Keep in the fridge and use as needed

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and now in pictures:

mise en place:

Break the chocolate up while you place it into the bowl to weigh it

weigh the chocolate
measure the corn syrup
measure the cream
weigh the butter
measure the vanilla purée


put a little bit of water in a sauce pan
melt the chocolate over a low heat
make sure the chocolate is melted
add the corn syrup
add the cream
add the butter
add the vanilla
sterilize a glass jar
pour in the chocolate sauce

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