Chocolate muffins with hot chocolate custard

Chocolate muffins with hot chocolate custard

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level



Serves 6

Chocolate pudding doesn't need to be a guilty pleasure every time - just 215 calories each - and there's a lemon version too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Puddings only
  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 100ml skimmed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing

For the hot chocolate custard

  • 2 x 150g pots low-fat custard
  • 25g dark chocolate, chopped

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  1. Heat oven to 170C/fan 150C/gas 5. Brush 6 holes of a muffin tin with a drop of oil. Sieve the cocoa into a large bowl, then add the rest of the dry ingredients. Stir to combine, then make a well in the centre.
  2. Beat the milk, egg and oil together in a jug, pour into the well, then stir quickly to make a batter. Spoon into the muffin tin, then bake for 15 mins or until risen and firm to the touch. Heat the custard in the microwave according to instructions, or in a pan, then tip in the chopped chocolate and stir until smooth. Turn the puddings into bowls and pour the custard over.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2007

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ksgoodwin77's picture
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My son and I made these yesterday (not doing the hot choc custard and doubling up the recipe) and we added chocolate chips after reading the comments about being dry, this seemed to do the trick. Maybe next time we'll use either banana or a chunk of chocolate in the middle and serve them straight away, mmm. We used left over mix to make a daddy-sized birthday muffin, which we decorated with melted choc and sugar sprinkles - yum. I thought they didn't raise as much as I thought they would either and how do you know when they're cooked?! Being chocolate you can't tell if they're browned enough.

drfabio's picture
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I think calling them muffins is a bit misleading - they didn't taste very nice on their own, but with the custard I thought they were more like little warm, satisfying sponge puddings. I'll have a go at the lemon next time, but I'll definitely hijack the chocolate custard idea again for other things!

madbud50's picture

excelant recipee i went for full fat not low call it worked well with dairy milk chocolate and the children and adults loved it.

lorigale's picture

Made these for a family occasion where a lot of guests were watching their weight - all the children ended up eating the lot (custard or not)! Will definitely make again.

tazzahall's picture
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I've made the lemon and chocolate versions, and for a lower fat desert it's not bad at all!

granite's picture
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Very nice with the custard. I tried one on its own and it felt dry to eat so it is best to do the custard with it.