Easy Chocolate Pouring Cake

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Easy Chocolate Pouring Cake

Chocolate pouring cakes, or anti gravity cakes as they are more commonly known are really easy to make. As long as you can bake a simple sponge then you can make one yourself and impress your friends.

Easy Chocolate Pouring Cake

When you are the cake baker in your house you have to make your own birthday cakes! I wanted to make something simple that the boys would like and this chocolate pouring cake (sometimes they are called anti gravity cakes) was just the thing. I should point out here that this is a small cake using a 5 inch cake pan. Just double the quantities if you are using an 8 inch tin.

Easy Chocolate Pouring Cake (Anti-gravity cake.)

    For The Sponge 
  • 4oz Self Raising Flour
  • 4oz  Caster Sugar
  • 4oz Melted Butter 
  • 2 medium eggs
  • A couple of drops of caramel flavouring

  • For The Decoration 

  • Betty Crocker's Chocolate Fudge Frosting
  • 2 Packets of Cadbury's Fingers
  • 2 Packets of Caramel Nibbles 
  • A cake pop stick
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Start by baking your cake. Mix the butter, self raising flour, caster sugar, eggs and caramel flavouring together. I used a small 13cm diameter spring form cake tin. Put half the mixture in and bake at 180C until a skewer comes out clean and then repeat.
  3. Once cooled the cake can be sandwiched together with frosting. Apply frosting to the sides and place chocolate fingers around the edge.
  4. Add frosting to the top of the cake.
  5. Put a cake pop stick through the cake and "glue" the caramel nibbles in place with frosting.
  6. Add the nibbles around the top of the cake.
  7. Tie a ribbon around the middle of the cake. Place the empty packet for caramel nibbles on top to give the pouring effect.
cake pop stick in cake

adult chocolate birthday cake

I have since tried this cake again with Minstrels and pleased to say it worked really well. You can also use melted chocolate to stick your sweets to the stick. Both work well. For a New Years celebration then why not try a Prosecco anti gravity cake!

Minstrels anti gravity cake

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Chocolate pouring cakes also known as anti gravity cakes are easy to make and look impressive. This tutorial shows you how simple it is.


  1. Louise Fairweather5 June 2015 at 13:48

    I'm sure you could - just a simple sponge. Trust me I am no expert, if I can do it....

  2. Hmmm that sounds like a challenge... Ok I will give it ago but I expect the end result will be one of those pinterest fail photos, i'll share with you via facebook what ever the result!!!!!

  3. this looks great - I have made a Malteser version and it took some working out!!! Yours looks lovely and neat x

  4. Brilliant - this is a different way of doing the bag of chocolate and so much more accessible. Thanks so much for joining in with #Bakeoftheweek x

  5. OMG That cake is too die for and not too hard to create either! Thanks for sharing x

  6. ashleigh allan25 June 2015 at 06:47

    Always wondered how these cakes worked - looks great!

  7. Christopher Read25 June 2015 at 22:14

    This cake is brilliant!

  8. Wow the cake looks awesome!!

  9. This looks great.

  10. Looks good

  11. looks yummy

  12. Susie Wilkinson28 June 2015 at 14:27

    That looks absolutely scrummy! I wish I had the patience to make one!

  13. caroline walliss28 June 2015 at 14:43

    This looks so amazing!x

  14. charlotte qualter1 July 2015 at 19:15

    aha the secret is out always wondered how this cake was made!!!

  15. OMG that's amazing :)

  16. Linda F McGarrigle12 July 2015 at 15:21

    must admit that looks good, i always avoid chocolate cake mainly coz i dont like chocolate but may hve to try this for the family x

  17. Oh, my! What fun and how yummy looking they are!

  18. Fantastically fun idea\1

  19. Wow, what a fantastic looking cake! And it looks so easy to do as well! I may have to make this one of my baking projects for over the summer holidays!

  20. Barbara Handley18 July 2015 at 09:36

    How intriguing. I might try and surprise my grandchildren with one.

  21. denielle nicol18 July 2015 at 13:02

    Oh yummy, I need this in my life!!. Dxx

  22. Caroline Buckley18 July 2015 at 20:57

    This looks amazing!

  23. Amazing! I always wondered how they managed to do this!