Chocolate Self Saucing Puddings

Chocolate pudding dessert with rich chocolate flavors. Served hot or cold this dessert is a true classic.


1¼ cup self-raising flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
¾ cup brown sugar
80g butter, melted, cooled
½ cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
¾ cup brown sugar, extra
2 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted, extra
1¼ cups boiling water


Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a round 8-cup capacity ovenproof baking dish. (If making individual puddings split the mixtures across 4 soufflé dishes). Sift the flour and cocoa into a large bowl.

Stir in the sugar. Combine the butter, milk and egg in a jug. Slowly add to the flour mixture, whisking until well combined and smooth.

Spoon into the baking dish. Smooth top. Sprinkle extra combined sugar and cocoa over pudding. Slowly pour boiling water over the back of a large metal spoon to cover pudding. Place dish onto a baking tray, bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the pudding bounces back when pressed gently in centre. Serve warm with cream or ice cream.

Cooking Time

55 minutes

Preparation Time

15 minutes