Sticky chocolate pudding with marshmallows

Sticky chocolate pudding with marshmallows

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Cooking time

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 50 mins Plus overnight chilling if you like

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 10

This chocolate and marshmallow feast is an Australian favourite - and it's easy to see why. It even makes its own sauce!

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
583
protein
7g
carbs
104g
fat
18g
saturates
10g
fibre
2g
sugar
71g
salt
0.95g

Ingredients

  • 140g butter, melted, plus extra for the dish
  • 375g self-raising flour
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 350ml milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • single cream or vanilla ice cream, to serve

For the topping

  • 450g light muscovado sugar
  • 7 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 large handfuls marshmallows

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Method

  1. Butter a large baking dish (about 2-3 litres in size). Sift the flour, ½ tsp salt, caster sugar, baking powder and 6 tbsp cocoa powder into a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, melted butter, eggs and vanilla. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together, then pour into the baking dish. This can be covered with cling film and chilled for up to 24 hrs.
  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and boil the kettle. Take the pudding out of the fridge and uncover, if necessary. Sprinkle the muscovado sugar and cocoa evenly over the pudding, then pour 700ml boiling water over the top.
  3. Bake for 35-45 mins until the pudding is puffy and firm in the centre. Scatter over the marshmallows and return to the oven for 30-second intervals until they are just melting. Serve straight away – it will be hot – with cream or ice cream

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2010

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dhp123's picture

Found it needed around 45-50 minutes to allow for the sauce to thicken. Very rich and sweet pudding. Kids loved it. Would consider trying again with less sugar. The amount made could serve 12 - 15. I used a 33cm by 20cm dish and this allowed it to rise to become a lovely sponge.

Connolly10's picture

You need a really big dish for this,I get asked to make this a lot it always goes down well.

claudias mum's picture

I couldn't bring myself to add all that sugar so only added half the sugar on top plus half the water but all the 7 tbsp of cocoa and it came out brilliantly. The top was crispy, the middle really light and fluffy and the chocolate sauce thick and gooey. It could have done with a bit more chocolate sauce but my two litre dish was full and no more than half the water would have fitted. It did boil over the edges a bit so put a tray underneath to catch the drips. Very successful pudding - my guinea pig guests loved it!

brummers11's picture

I agree with the negative comments i'm afraid. tried to make it for my boyfriend on valentines day. I followed the recipe exactly and measured everything. Only cooked it for 30 minutes and it was almost burnt on the top. The inside was dry and flavourless and was in a soppy mush of brown water. Practically inedible and through it in the bin.

synthkeys's picture
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Great recipe, i skip the marshmallows though.
Made this a couple times for kids camps and it goes down an absolute storm. Serving size overly generous though, i reckon the recipe as is would serve 14 easily. For kids i multiplied by five and managed to feed 90 (just!). If upscaling be prepare to cook for longer. Dead simple and tastes great.

lydeggegg's picture
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This is the same as what some may know as the 'Chocolate Puddle Pudding.' This pudding has been a favourite of mine for many years - a common pudding to have when friends come round. It is basically foolproof - ever so simple, and so moist because of all the juice. Excellent for chocaholics!!

nzb1311's picture

Fantastic recipe my mum loved it intact she is buying me all the ingredients so I can make it for her AGAIN!

heatherkeen's picture

Great recipe! It has been requested as Xmas pus! Did half with marshmallow half without! Either was delicious, didn't add all the sugar, seemed far too much, I think it could have taken more! Needs good quality cocoa powder! Thinking about adding cherry liqueur next!

raych_e's picture
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Absolutely amazing ! And so easy! Felt very odd pouring water all over my cake but wow !!

21tycrwyn's picture
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Fantastic and easy. Tastes like a giant chocolate fondant but glad I left out the marshmallow as it was rich enough. The recipe method sounded weird but worked brilliantly

blondiee's picture
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Just took this bake out of the oven after a very long wait! It was great fun to make but the final outcome is atrocious! It is dry cake on top and then underneath the inch thick cake there is absolutely loads of water and just chocolatey liquid. It tastes awful and for the amount of ingredients and cost is such a waste. I am so dissapointed!

lizleicester's picture
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Delicious, very sweet pudding that was much loved by all. (I agree that the marshmallows could be optional - they're better raw!)

gwynethplummer's picture
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Absolutely fantastic - genious Mr Torode.

kirstienic's picture
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This was the kids' choice for pudding on my daughter's birthday this week. A big hit - we were feeding six people, we all had seconds and there are plenty of leftovers (which are nice cold). Bonus that it can be made ahead and chilled until baking. Only change I made was to use less sugar on the top as 450g seemed a huge amount. Served with good vanilla ice cream. Yum!

Zootfruit's picture
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Gorgeously gooey chocolate pud. Was amazed at the amount of sugar and the boiling water very odd! It turned out perfect and will defo make again but will leave off marshmallows they were too sweet.

cocrook's picture
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not sure where I went wrong but because I followed the recipe to the letter. I ended up with a nice light sponge but a puddle of chocolate water in the base.
For my tasted, this lacked something (chocolate) - won't be making this again

jezzzg's picture

Has anyone tried halving this recipe? There are only three people in my family, so a dish for ten will be far too big! If anyone has, could you please tell me how this affects cooking time? I was thinking of dividing it by three, but the same theory would apply. Thanks, it sounds yummy!

emmaleg's picture
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I tried this as I had all the ignreidents (except for the marshmallows which I didn't bother with). Very easy prepare ahead recipe. I did a third of the recipe and it was enough for three fairly large portions. I didn't use as much of the topping as the recipe stated as it just looked like an insane amount of sugar - I used about two thirds as much as I should have done and about 50 mls less water but it still made a lovely sauce. It wasn't quite 'chocolately' enough though - next time I will add some chocolate chips and I like the idea of adding orange zest too.

raych_e's picture
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ABSOLUTLY AMAZING
ive never really made cakes before and being a mallows lover i thought id try this, it was so so easy, and i was so amazed even me (a none cooker) could make somethig so yummie! it went in a flash.

i did feel very odd pouring water all over my cake, but that what it said.....and WOW.
DEFO WORTH A TRY.

PS USE PRINCESS MARHSMALLOWS!!! YUM YUM

juliewhite23's picture
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Great store cupboard recipe for a large crowd. I don't use the marshmallows as my family doesnt like melted ones. Sauce could do with being a bit thicker. Very rich dessert

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