Self-saucing chocolate pudding recipe

By Lizzie Kamenetzky

  1. Serves 6
  2. Take 5 minutes to make and 8 minutes to cook, plus standing
  3. Rating

A quick, simple recipe for that time-honoured favourite – chocolate pudding.

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Self-saucing chocolate pudding


  1. 60g butter
  2. 225g self-raising flour
  3. 200g caster sugar
  4. 60g cocoa powder
  5. 180ml milk
  6. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 175g soft brown sugar


  1. 1. Melt the butter in the microwave in a deep, 20cm round dish.
  2. 2. Sift in flour, sugar and 25g cocoa powder, add milk and vanilla extract, and mix well. Sprinkle soft brown sugar and the remaining 35g cocoa powder over the top and pour in 300ml boiling water – don’t stir. Cook in the microwave on High (800W) for 8 minutes.
  3. 3. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving with cream.


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April 29

What no pudding? My teenage boys asked at mid day on Sunday. I googled chocolate pudding and found this really simple and very quick and a winner with the boys.


November 25

Can this be made in separate ramakin dishes? Would the cooking time change?


December 2

I've made this many times and it's so good!! See it on my blog under 'heaven in a bowl'


November 12

This recipe tasted magical, looks great and it gives your guests the impression that you have been slaving away in the kitchen preparing it when it only takes 8 mins. So quick as everything is prepared in same bowl. Need to serve it straight away to have the runny choc sauce effect on serving. My kids loved this.


August 3

Totally make this!!! It's SO easy and only uses storecupboard ingredients but comes out like something pre-planned. As a suggestion, prunes are good, as are pears and ginger- just layer this ontop of the sugar before pouring the water over. (Also- pop a plate with a lip underneath in the microwave- the sauce sometimes bubbles out a bit.) I've made this 3 times scince Wednesday!!

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