Chocolate muffins with hot chocolate custard

Chocolate muffins with hot chocolate custard

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(52 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 6

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • puddings only
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal215
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.59g


  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 100ml skimmed milk
  • 1 egg



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

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

For the hot chocolate custard

  • 2 x 150g pots low-fat custard
  • 25g dark chocolate, chopped
    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…


  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.

  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.

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20th Apr, 2011
gluten free chocolate
20th Apr, 2011
gluten free chocolate
20th Apr, 2011
gluten free chocolate
3rd Apr, 2011
The muffins ended up in the dustbin as they sank when I took the out of the oven into horrid rubbery bullets- however, the custard was DELICIOUS and so we rescued dessert by pouring the custard on some chopped up ripe banana with some toasted almond flakes to finish.
1st Mar, 2011
Sorry but didn't like these muffins at all. Never tasted such rubbery muffins. Sorry not suitable for my taste buds!!
23rd Feb, 2011
I'm not 100% sure these qualify as muffins really. You can't eat them on their own, they didn't seem chocolatey or sweet enough. I did try adding choc chunks which lifted it a little but definitely required the custard. Will be searching for other muffin recipes.
28th Jun, 2010
I made the lemon ones and they didn't rise very well. Does anyone know why? I didn't use a muffin tin, could that make a difference?
14th Jun, 2010
Quick, easy and light. However you can tell they were low fat! I added a square of dark chocolate to each one which gave them more of a chocolate taste. I would make them again and make the chocolate custard next time
22nd May, 2010
These were lovely! spontaneously made them this evening because I had the ingredients and my nan had the munchies. I didnt, however, have any ingredients for custard, so instead i drizzled it with warm chocolate icing and then dusted with icing sugar. It looked and tasted like something from a restaurant kitchen and was very quick and easy!!
20th May, 2010
fantastic i make them whenever i can as they are so easy and taste great they dont last long in my house. I love them, they are a must to try!!!


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