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Chocolate self-saucing pudding

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Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 50 minutes

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Serves 6

I was taught this recipe as a child at school in the 1970's. It's been a firm family favourite ever since.

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For the pudding

  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 165g caster sugar
  • 2tbsp cocoa powder
  • 125ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 30g butter

For the sauce

  • 150g dark brown soft sugar
  • 4tbsp cocoa powder
  • 425ml hot water


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C (170C fan). Grease an ovenproof dish (I use a 2 litre glass casserole dish).

  2. Sift flour, sugar and cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl. Gently melt the butter and add the milk and vanilla. Combine the wet and dry mixtures, stir until smooth and pour into the ovenproof dish.

  3. Combine the brown sugar and cocoa powder and sift evenly over the top of the pudding mix. Gently pour the water over the pudding. Transfer to the oven and bake for approximately 50 minutes.

  4. Serve hot from the oven with a little vanilla ice cream.

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2nd Aug, 2018
Is it correct that it has no eggs? all similar recipes have 3 eggs.
5th Jan, 2018
Delicious! Might put a little less cocoa powder in next time, but poured a little bit of cream over it when serving and that balanced it nicely.
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