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Chocolate self saucing pudding in white dish with bowl served up beside it
Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins

Everyone needs a recipe for chocolate self saucing pudding! This delicious dessert is saucy, chocolate comfort food at it's best! Serve with vanilla ice cream for the perfect after dinner treat.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: chocolate, comfort food, dessert
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 396 kcal
Author: Laura
  • 1 cup (140 grams) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (105 grams) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 50 grams butter (melted)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) boiling water
  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F and spray a baking dish (approx 25cm x 20cm or similar) with cooking spray.

  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, first measure of cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a small bowl or Pyrex jug, whisk together the melted butter, egg, vanilla and milk. Pour into the dry ingredients and fold together until just combined.

  4. Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth out the top.

  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and second measure of cocoa powder. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the cake mixture. Carefully pour over the boiling water.

  6. Bake the pudding for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately with ice cream or whipped cream.

  7. Leftovers can be stored covered in the fridge for 3 days and reheated as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 187mg8%
Potassium 281mg8%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.