Sticky chocolate pudding with marshmallows

Sticky chocolate pudding with marshmallows

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

Easy

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: per serving

  • kcal583
  • fat18g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs104g
  • sugars71g
  • fibre2g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.95g
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Ingredients

  • 140g butter, melted, plus extra for the dish
    Butter

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  • 375g self-raising flour
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 350ml milk

    Milk

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  • 3 eggs, beaten
    Eggs

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  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • single cream or vanilla ice cream, to serve
    Vanilla

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For the topping

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

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

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Comments (54)

Zoe69's picture
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I've made chocolate puddle pudding before, which was nice. This recipe is sweet, tasteless and dry. Will just use the nice recipe next time!

charlottemarriott's picture

I was incredibly sceptical but followed the recipe and it turned out perfectly. My advice is to TRUST the RECIPE! The water works! Don't be tempted to stir it in or anything.

It could have less sugar, but I did like the marshmallow.

shetlandgirl123's picture
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Made this for my family the other day and it was absolutely delicious! It was also gigantic. It lasted for almost a full week but there were no complaints. Everyone just kept asking for more!

purplefizzgirl's picture

I've made this twice so far, and both times it's turned out well and has been very popular with my housemates! I do suggest placing a tin or something underneath in case of overspill, and I've always omitted the marshmallows because I'm not keen on them. Great recipe!

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
5

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

21tycrwyn's picture
5

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

laura0606'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
5

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
5

Absolutely fantastic - genious Mr Torode.

kirstienic's picture
5

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

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