Sticky chocolate pudding with marshmallows

Sticky chocolate pudding with marshmallows

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(40 ratings)

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


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



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

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

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  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 350ml milk



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  • 3 eggs, beaten



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



    The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet…

For the topping

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


  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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5th Oct, 2016
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!
18th Apr, 2015
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.
1st Apr, 2015
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!
11th Dec, 2014
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!
5th Nov, 2013
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.
23rd Oct, 2013
You need a really big dish for this,I get asked to make this a lot it always goes down well.
claudias mum
13th Aug, 2013
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!
16th Feb, 2013
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.
21st Jan, 2013
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.
18th Dec, 2012
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!!


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