Sticky chocolate pudding with marshmallows

Sticky chocolate pudding with marshmallows

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(41 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



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  • 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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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!!
19th Nov, 2012
Fantastic recipe my mum loved it intact she is buying me all the ingredients so I can make it for her AGAIN!
4th Nov, 2012
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!
21st Oct, 2012
Absolutely amazing ! And so easy! Felt very odd pouring water all over my cake but wow !!
2nd Sep, 2012
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
28th Aug, 2012
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!
7th Jul, 2012
Delicious, very sweet pudding that was much loved by all. (I agree that the marshmallows could be optional - they're better raw!)
15th May, 2012
Absolutely fantastic - genious Mr Torode.
3rd May, 2012
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!


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