Chocolate muffins with hot chocolate custard

Chocolate muffins with hot chocolate custard

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(52 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

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
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Ingredients

  • 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
    Eggs

    Egg

    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…

Method

  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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itsmesaralee
6th May, 2010
2.05
My family enjoyed the pudding added extra chocolate chips for extra flavour after reading previous suggestions
namell
30th Apr, 2010
I made mine with quinoa flour and added a tbsp of chia seeds to the wet ingredients instead of an egg. I also made them as mini-muffins. They turned out moist and were a bit bland. They didn't rise much, but i'm not familiar enough with quinoa flour yet to know if that's the reason. I'd probably add more cocoa powder next time.
gaskilm
27th Oct, 2009
great fun with the kids....choc custard highlight of their day!!
tracysharam
18th Aug, 2009
very easy recipe, yes bland, not too dry, needs the choc custard or the added choc chips or cover in the chocolate ganache from the ultimate chocolate cake like I did and was so yummy but not very low calorie or low fat...who cares when it tastes that good.
sanj_spence
3rd Jun, 2009
I made these yesterday, they were so easy to make. I added some roughly chopped milk cake covering chocolate to give some extra texture and although these sank to the bottom, they gave a realy nice gooey addition to the muffins. The recipe was just what I was looking for, simple and fast, thanks =]
einirmowens
20th May, 2009
5.05
Turned out great and low calorie. I made little cup cakes with the mixture which is even less calories! Thanks
lmb3cats
29th Mar, 2009
1.05
I must admit, these are the worst muffins I have made. I added choc chips and they sank straigh to the bottom (have noted the dusting in flour tip for next time), but they still lacked flavour. They weren't dry just very bland!
laine1223
27th Jan, 2009
Absolutely fantastic & was surprised how easy to make, as I've never made muffins before. Didn't have any custard, so just played about with some icing & melted milk chocolate - lush, no waste!
juliejane
10th Oct, 2008
1.05
Something went wrong with mine, they did'nt rise and tasted like rubber! If you are going to eat a muffin it has to be a REAL full fat one!
mikebaker002
15th Sep, 2008
4.05
Totally agree with the other comments regarding being dry on their own and also the fact that they are described as "muffins" where as a more appropriate description would be cupcakes. I have made these since with chocolate chips and they are so much more moist. Just make sure that you coat the chips in flour to stop them sinking to the bottom of the batter. A very easy recipe and with the modifications mentioned (both mine and other subscribers), they are a real treat.

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