Chocolate muffins with hot chocolate custard

Chocolate muffins with hot chocolate custard

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(34 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


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

  • Puddings only
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal215
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.59g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 100ml skimmed milk
  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

For the hot chocolate custard

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

Compare prices

Want to see what this recipe costs at different supermarkets? Compare in one place here:


  1. Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. 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.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (45)

sharpie_63's picture

We found that without the custard they weren't so great, I would advise you to add some more flavour and moisture.

bekigasoline's picture

I found the recipe a bit bland, so I added an additional 2 tbsp of cocoa powder and 2 tbsp of smooth peanut butter (microwaved for 30 seconds) and they turned out so lovely! :)

abba09's picture

baked this yesterday, the cake itself is a bit bland ; however, I dotted homemade sour cherry pudding and iced with left over butter cream and result is GREAT!

one thing I wish to point out is 170°c does not equal to Gas mark 5 !!
Gas Mark 3 = 325F = 170C

I knew the gas mark was too high and baked at GM 3.5 , timed it at 10 mins. check and further baked 4 mins.

thanos's picture

for a 215 kcal dessert it's an excellent recipe

letthemeatcake7's picture

I added some mashed banana to these, and they were lovely - I feel that, had I not, they might have been a little dry. This did mean that I had to extend the cooking time a little.

I think that calling these "muffins" is a little misleading, as they really need the sauce for both taste and moisture.

I would definitely make these again!

katie191184's picture

I don't like custard, but was worried the muffins would be dry on their own, so I added chocolate chips. Perfect!

arsenal-yummy's picture

Like most people, we thought these were a bit dry. I added demerrara sugar on the top before baking and smothered them in (home made)chocolate custard so they were more edible than they might have been but a bit disappointing.

xianpu's picture

My husband made these tonight and they turned out lovely! So healthy and they really do satisfy your chocolate craving. I would recommended the custard though as it would be a little bland with out it.

After reading the comments saying they are quite dry my husband decided to add a little bit of no fat greek yoghurt to the recipe before baking, and he used a bread maker's tip... He put lots of ice cubes in a ceramic bowl at the bottom of the oven as this creates steam that keeps the muffins moist as they cook. They weren't dry at all!

cariadmay's picture

I mad these tonight as a super fast dessert. My partner and I are on a diet but I have a sweet tooth and every weekend I try a new healthier cake/dessert. The muffins were so easy to make, they cooked well, unlike the other comments they didn't sink or taste dry. The custard was a good idea aswell. They are not very sweet to be honest but they satisfied me as I felt like I was eating a proper pudding. I will make again.

suebanister's picture

I added an extra egg white and whisked them up to make the sponge light and fluffy. Also added a big spoonful of chocolate spread. Very yummy and will definitely make it again :o)

kweenb75's picture

Sooo easy sooo tasty. Thank you for sharing. My daughter and I enjoyed our time in the kitchen :)

baker231's picture

These are the perfect low fat muffins. They can explode if you mix the flour in too quickly so fold it in slowly for the best results. Overall, a great recipe!

morgaine620's picture

really easy to make and delicious

amypike666's picture

On it's own it hardly excites my taste buds but with the custard it is completely different.

helenw2446's picture

dead quick, dead easy, dead tasty!

123carol's picture

quick easy will make again .not at all dry ....just dont over cook yum yum


Questions (1)

Louloulouisa's picture

Hi! Can this recipe be made to make 1 big cake, and can you use olive oil instead of sunflower oil?

Thank you :D

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.


Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.


Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.


See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at

Good Food Apps

Download the BBC Good Food Recipes, tips & cooking tools app and get good food on the go.