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Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding

Lisa Faulkner

Prep 30 mins

Cook mins

Total mins

Serves 4-6

This self saucing chocolate pudding is the perfect winter warmer for those cold nights.


  • 125 g (4 ½ oz) Plain Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 60 g (2 ½ oz) caster sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 120ml (4 fl oz) milk
  • 40 g (1 ½ oz) butter
  • melted 1 egg
  • 1-2 drops of vanilla extract
  • 150g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 250 ml (9 fl oz) boiling water


  1. Sift the flour, salt, caster sugar, baking powder and cocoa powder into a bowl.
  2. Combine the milk, butter, egg and vanilla extract in another bowl, then mix the wet and dry ingredients together.
  3. Pour the mixture into a 1 litre (2 pint) pie dish. (see above) Cover with cling film and put in the fridge overnight to set.
  4. The next day, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F), gas mark 4.
  5. Sprinkle the sugar and cocoa powder over the pudding and pour the boiling water over the top.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes until the pudding is puffy and firm in the centre.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve with crème fraiche or ice cream.