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Chocolate muffins with hot chocolate custard

Chocolate muffins with hot chocolate custard

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

These classic cocoa puddings with a hot chocolate sauce contain just 215 calories each - and there's a lemon version too

  • Easily doubled
  • Easily halved
  • Freezable (puddings only)
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal215
fat8g
saturates2g
carbs32g
sugars17g
fibre1g
protein5g
low insalt0.59g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 100ml skimmed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil , plus extra for greasing

For the hot chocolate custard

  • 2 x pots low-fat custard
  • 25g dark chocolate , chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Brush 6 holes of a muffin tin with a drop of oil. Sieve the cocoa into a large bowl, then add the rest of the dry ingredients. Stir to combine, then make a well in the centre.

  • STEP 2

    Beat the milk, egg and oil together in a jug, pour into the well, then stir quickly to make a batter. Spoon into the muffin tin, then bake for 15 mins or until risen and firm to the touch. Heat the custard in the microwave according to instructions, or in a pan, then tip in the chopped chocolate and stir until smooth. Turn the puddings into bowls and pour the custard over.

RECIPE TIPS
MAKE THEM ZINGY

Lemon curd cakes with custard: To make your own luscious lemon puddings, omit the cocoa and add an extra tbsp flour and the zest of 1 lemon. Once golden, top with a small blob of lemon curd and serve with plain low-fat custard.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2007

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