Chocolate & almond puds with boozy hot chocolate sauce

Chocolate & almond puds with boozy hot chocolate sauce

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 2

These make-ahead puds are easy, but look glamorous

Nutrition and extra info

  • Cakes can be frozen

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal1144
  • fat92g
  • saturates46g
  • carbs66g
  • sugars54g
  • fibre3g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.77g


  • 50g butter, softened, plus extra for the moulds



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 25g toasted flaked almonds, chopped


    arr-mund or al-mund

    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 egg



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

  • 25g self-raising flour
  • 25g ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream, to serve



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

For the sauce

  • 50g dark chocolate
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

    dahk chok-o-let

    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

  • 2 tbsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 125ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp Disaronno (amaretto)


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter 2 x 150ml dariole moulds, scatter in the flaked almonds so they stick to the base and sides and put on a small baking tray. Beat the butter, sugar, egg, flour, ground almonds and cocoa powder together, then divide between the moulds. Bake for 20-25 mins until a skewer comes out clean.

  2. Meanwhile, for the sauce, melt all the ingredients in a small pan and keep warm.

  3. Carefully turn the cakes out of their moulds and sit on 2 plates (the same way up as they baked). Serve with vanilla ice cream, the hot chocolate sauce, espressos and a splash more Disaronno.

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Carla2014's picture
26th Sep, 2015
Lovely dessert. I didn't bother with the amaretto and next time I would leave out the flaked almonds as they didn't really work for me plus it saves a job toasting them :) Easy to make and it worked well for me using greased ramekins. I did have to add 5 mins onto the baking time
15th Feb, 2015
Absolutely loved these. Made as per recipe but used slightly more Cocoa. I will probably add a little moe amaretto to the sauce next time.
7th Oct, 2013
Very easy to make, and even easier to eat! Doubled up on the recipe for 3 of us, and there was a real competition for the spare one. The left over sauce was microwaved the following day and was a perfect topping for vanilla ice cream.
19th Feb, 2013
I made these for Valentine ’s Day and they were very nice! Quite rich and mine were a little heavy but they have a gorgeous almond flavour and the sauce went really well with the ice-cream.
15th Feb, 2013
Made this as a post valentine dessert and it was lovely! I doubled the recipe to save some for my inlaws and I added more cocoa because hubby and I like it really chocolatey. Then I topped it with dessicated coconut before putting in the oven. It was really yummy!
13th May, 2012
Absolutely delicious, I used ramekins and they came out fine. I also left out the alcohol but the sauce was still gorgeous. Definitely making this again!
18th Jun, 2011
How many calories?!!
17th Jun, 2011
Sorry I forgot to add the site address!!!!
17th Jun, 2011
GeorginaH Dariole molds are individual pudding basins, this site has a description and picture.
17th Jun, 2011
What are dariole moulds?
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Mark Heath
18th Jul, 2020
Can the chocolate pud be made the previous day then warmed up whist making the choc sauce
lulu_grimes's picture
24th Jul, 2020
Hi, Yes you could cook ahead and rewarm them. Lulu
15th Oct, 2019
Can I make this in a cake tin/loaf pan? I want to make for a bigger crowd and i don't have enough moulds
goodfoodteam's picture
15th Oct, 2019
Thanks for your question. As this recipe is only designed for two and it would involve increasing the quantities and amending cooking times, we'd suggest trying a different chocolate pudding recipe. Here are some recommendations:
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Alina Asad
21st Mar, 2018
Could someone please tell me what flaked almonds are?
goodfoodteam's picture
22nd Mar, 2018
Thanks for your question. Flaked almonds are blanched almond slices which are commonly used to add texture and flavour in cakes as well as for decoration of cakes, desserts and savoury dishes. They are available to buy in the baking section at supermarkets.
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