Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

Chocolate self-saucing pudding The rich aroma of cooking chocolate fills the kitchen, the timer trills and I open the oven door, letting a wave of hot air out.  Instantly my glasses have fogged over but I can smell the rich chocolate pudding.

I push the spoon through the cake topping, scraping the toffeed chocolate crust from around the edges and diving into the steamy, gooey sauce that has nestled below the  cake.

With these sensations, childhood memories come flooding back, time in our kitchen, hot desserts being baked most nights.  Golden syrup dumplings, custard with bananas, hot chocolate sauce poured over ice cream and stewed fruit.

I’ve been trying to replicate my childhood and I cook desserts often, they’re the reason that I eat dinner, the reward after eating savoury. My favourite to cook is self-saucing chocolate pudding.  I cook only half the recipe for the two of us and usually there’s a little left over for my lunch the next day.

chocolate self-saucing pudding dessert Today I’m including the whole recipe, you’ll need an oven proof dish that has a 6 cup capacity.

Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding
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Serves: 6
  • 60gm butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa 2 cups boiling water
  1. To melt butter with milk, place dish into the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until butter is melted.
  2. Add vanilla, sugar, flour and cocoa, stir until combined.
  3. Sprinkle on top the brown sugar, cocoa and pour over the boiling water.
  4. Bake at 180 degrees for 40 mins.
I always mix the cake dough in the dish I'm cooking it in to save dishes.



29 thoughts on “Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

  1. One of my favourites! I’ve been searching for a good recipe though. The one I have at home doesn’t really sauce up enough. Going to try this tonight thanks Clare

  2. I think that’s similar to how Ben makes it for us. But I’m banned from his recipe – he won’t tell me it!!

  3. This is such a perfect dessert for this time of year. Hasn’t it suddenly become cold! I just love self-saucing puddings xx

  4. I have similar childhood memories. We had the recipe for this pudding pinned to the back of a cupboard door. It might be the first dessert I ever made.

    • Recipes like this, and the ones pinned to the back of kitchen doors are the best! So many wonderful family recipes out there! You should see if you can create one that’s Suzanne friendly, that has the same wonderful oozing sauce.

  5. Cooked dessert most nights? Can I come and live with you please?!? I was right there next to you with my spoon ready and fogged up glasses Clare. Now I want pudding!

    • Yep, growing up my Mum would cook desserts every night. You can absolutely come and visit! When are you coming down?

  6. This is so drool worthy! That will teach me to look at your blog before I go out to dinner :P

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