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Chocolate pudding recipes

Bake a satisfying chocolate pudding and serve as a family-friendly dessert or showstopping dinner party treat. Try a self-saucing pud or an easy microwave one.

109 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This hot, gooey chocolate pud, with dark chocolate and canned pears, can be made ahead and frozen – a perfect no-fuss dinner party dessert

55 mins
Easy
49 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This chocolate and marshmallow feast is an Australian favourite - and it's easy to see why. It even makes its own sauce!

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
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14 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Combine sticky toffee pudding sponge with a generous helping of chocolate chunks and chocolate sauce for the ultimate comforting dessert

1 hr
Easy
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87 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Bake an impressive dinner party dessert with minimum fuss – these chocolate puddings, also known as chocolate fondant or lava cake, have a lovely gooey centre

35 mins
Easy
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16 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A comforting and seasonal pudding for autumn, perfect with a spot of vanilla ice cream

45 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A twist on the classic Christmas pudding, our cherry version is served with silky dark chocolate, a rich brandy sauce and a dollop of double cream

3 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Older children will love making these posh puddings for the family

1 hr
Easy
10 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A dream pudding that words can't explain. Make it for yourself and share it if you can!

50 mins
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3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Those on a gluten-free diet need not miss out on indulgent sponge desserts thanks to some clever swaps

50 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Bake our indulgently boozy chocolate puddings with just five ingredients. Perfect for a dinner party if you're celebrating on St Patrick's Day – or at any time of year

43 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Break through the spongey chocolate topping to reveal a puddle of sauce in this super-simple dessert with Irish cream liqueur

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

James Martin serves his steamed chocolate sponge with whole cherries and a fruity sauce - perfect for a smart dinner party

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This chocolate pudding is the perfect balance of richness and textures. It's easy, yet impressive and you can even make it ahead before your guests arrive

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A dark and fruity stout brings out the flavour of dark chocolate in Diana Henry's simple steamed pudding. Pour on our decadent chocolate sauce and enjoy

2 hrs and 20 mins
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7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These make-ahead puds are easy, but look glamorous

35 mins
Easy
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Traditional Christmas pud is not universally popular, especially with children - this wonderfully moist chocolate version could be the answer

3 hrs and 10 mins
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3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A classic chocolate-orange flavour in a rich and squidgy dessert that's low in sugar but no less tasty!

1 hr and 55 mins
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179 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This intense chocolate orange sponge bake with thick sauce is about as indulgent as a good pudding gets

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
269 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A gooey prepare-ahead dessert that's perfect for entertaining - it's all a matter of timing...

1 hr
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6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Sheer heaven in every mouthful and easy to make

25 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Pair chocolate and marmalade for a dessert made in heaven. The cream – which works with lots of other desserts, too – takes it up another notch

2 hrs and 40 mins
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Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

With their molten, oozing centres, these puddings are guaranteed to impress.

45 mins
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3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

It only takes a few minutes to mix, microwave and top these hot chocolate puds with ice cream and liqueur for a rich, indulgent dessert

10 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Gooey chocolate puds are a restaurant classic and mastering this show-off dessert is a lot easier than you think

32 mins
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