Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding

Here is an old family favourite that has been around forever.
The original self-saucing chocolate pudding.
Restaurants may package this up nicely on a plate with a lofty price tag but here is the real thing.
Simple to make and costs virtually nothing too.
The results never fail to impress.
I like to make this on freezing winter nights or lazy weekend days when a hot chocolate alone is not enough to satisfy my chocolate yearnings.
It is quite a low fat pudding too.
In a large mixing bowl add:
4 tablespoons of margarine
Half a cup of caster sugar
1 egg
1 cup of self-raising flour
2 dessertspoons of cocoa
Half a cup of milk
A teaspoon of vanilla essence
Mix all ingredients with a mixer until well whipped.
Spread the mixture into a medium sized baking dish like the one pictured.
Don't bother greasing the dish as the topping will ensure the pudding doesn't stick to the dish.

Baking dish pictured is by Le Creuset in Lime Green lustre.
Sprinkle this mix of sugar and cocoa over the top of the pudding mix:
Make the sauce by gently pouring one and a half cups of boiling water over the top of the pudding.
Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes.
Your pudding should have a baked cake-like appearance. The sauce will sink to the bottom and ooze out when you divide it up.
Mmmmmmmmmm! You could be enjoying this at your house in only 45 minutes time!
Serve with your choice of cream, ice-cream or custard. Not necessary to serve with anything really as the taste stands alone.
I am just in love with this lovely red heart baking dish by Le Creuset. Big enough to house double or triple batches of this pudding for when the kids are bigger!
What's for dessert at your house tonight?
Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT for the very first time!


  1. Ooo, that looks delicious! Tonight we had a caramel mud cake that Kid 1 whipped up when she was feeling bored this afternoon. It tasted really good!

    1. Anything I didn't have to bake is always a bonus! Don't you just love it when the kids do it for you ;D

  2. I am definitely going to take advantage of your recipe I may or may not be the woman who relies on Greens packet mix to make pudding xxx Hope you enjoy the IBOT experience :)

    1. I used to buy the packet mixes thinking I was saving time. They take longer though - all that box reading!
      Do try this - I used to make it for myself when I was pregnant for lunch! Sssshhhhh!

  3. Self-saucing puddings are simply the best! I have a caramel recipe I often use ... I'll add your choc one to my book. Thanks! Cheers, Alison

    1. Oooh yum! Do feel free to email me the recipe (or blog it) and let me know. Always on the look-out for good self saucing puddings to make.

  4. Congrats on popping your IBOT cherry! Self saucing choc pudding is my hubby's absolute favourite dessert. And do you know it cooks pretty well in the microwave in about ten minutes if you're pushed for time?

    1. Will try the microwave trick for desperate chocolate cravings that just cannot wait :D

  5. Please don't hate me cos I'm lazy - we had chocolate Freddos tonight! LOVE the look of that though Jody - welcome to IBOT

    1. Well I did have a laugh along with you there! What a great dessert idea - I usually poke mine in jelly too but that's just too much work by the sound of it!

  6. I too am lazy like Em, but will happily pass this on to my Mum. Very happy with that result :)
    Becc @ Take Charge Now

  7. That looks fabulous! I didn't realise it was so easy. Will definitely be trying it out.

    This dessert always reminds me of PM John Howard - it's his favourite dessert! Bit of trivia there for you ;)

  8. Mmmmm, delish! I have a similar recipe but it's a microwave one. Hence you have to eat it within 24 hours - hahahahahahaha! As if that would be a problem.

  9. Oh. My!!! Off to bookmark this one! Thanks for sharing, Jody!

  10. Nothing beats a self saucing pudding on a cold night. I haven't made one for ages, thanks for the inspiration and recipe! Thank you for linking up to Fabulous Foodie Fridays, look forward to seeing you next week x

  11. This looks and sounds amazingly delicious. I have seen a recipe for self saucing choc and jaffa cake before. I haven't tried making it but it looks amazing.
    Amanda. #weekendblogshare


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