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Biscuits Topped with Chocolate Gravy

Southern Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

Thick, rich, and luscious chocolate gravy gives a smooth glazy finish to your regular biscuits or any baked treat. Use it as a topping or simply dip your treats into a warm bowl of chocolatey goodness. You’ll surely be so addicted with this ingredient that you might just put it on everything. I won’t blame you, I would too if I were you.
Course Dessert/Snack
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 tbsps
Calories 60kcal
Author Imma


  • cup (39.33g) cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons (30g) all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5g) salt
  • 1 12-ounce evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons (8.4g) vanilla extract


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, and salt until fully mixed.
  • Slowly stir in the evaporated milk into the flour mixture until fully combined.
  • Pour into a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. As soon as it boils, reduce the heat and continue cooking until it's smooth and thick like a gravy, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla extract into the mixture until the butter is melted. Serve immediately with these Flaky Biscuits HERE, or its bigger counterpart - Cathead Biscuits (recipe coming up soon).


  1. All-purpose flour is one key ingredient in this southern recipe. However, if you don’t have this at home, try checking your pantry for corn starch. It’s the easiest alternative for this ingredient that won’t do much change in the flavor. The ratio for this is 1:1.
  2. Shortening such as margarine is a great substitute for butter. The role of this ingredient is to enrich the flavor of the chocolate in the mixture. The fat content in both ingredients will react the same way whichever you choose. Every cup of margarine is equal to a cup of butter.
  3. Honey is a healthier sweetener that gives us a richer taste for the mixture. It’s more concentrated than regular syrups so you’ll only need ¾ cups of honey for every cup of sugar. Agave can also be a substitute for this ingredient.
  4. Coconut milk can be a vegan substitute for your evaporated milk. There will be a slight change in flavor but the richness of the chocolate will surely be spot on! No need for conversions for this one because 1-part coconut milk is equal to 1-part of evaporated milk.
  5. Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only. Please keep in mind that it is a rough estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary greatly based on the products used.


Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg