Monday, 4 March 2013

The best ever Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding

Not my picture but you get the idea!!

1 cup self raising flour
3/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup milk
30grams butter, melted
1/4 cup cocoa
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 1/4 cups hot water

  1. Sift flour, caster sugar and cocoa into a bowl.
  2. Mix in milk and butter.
  3. Pour into an ovenproof dish
  4. Sift the other 1/4 cup of coca into a bowl (or large heatproof jug if you have one)
  5. combine cocoa, brown sugar and hot water (I use boiling water) mix until all the lumps are gone.
  6. Pour gently over the cake mixture
  7. Bake at 180 deg (160-170 fan forced) for 45-50 minutes
  8. Enjoy!!
I have been making this for about 20 years!!  The recipe comes from The Woman's Weekly Beginners Cookbook (I think thats the name).  It is so simple and so delicious!!  I usually make double the sauce so 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa and 2 1/2 cups hot water.  You need a fairly deep dish to make it in too or it overflows!!
This recipe is the start of My Favourite Things which is a little theme around here for the rest of the month.  I am doing this as we just ticked over to March which is by far one of my favourite months as not only is it my birthday soon but it means the weather is near perfect with warmish days and cooler nights just the way I like it!!

Blogging is also one of my favourite things and I love love love Open slather with One Mother Hen!!

So today is favourite month and winter dessert.  Whats yours??!!


  1. Aaaw! Good on ya Ann. I love a self saucing pudding. Have you tried a lemon one? Awesoooome! September is my favourite month, Spring and my birthday. Pavlova would have to be my winner dessert :)

  2. I think your label of your food posts is brilliant - martha freaking stewart. You make me laugh Anne.

  3. I hope you've got something great planned for your birthday Ann. And I reckon I could make this - might have to try, just to remind my husband of some of my other hidden talents :) Em

  4. Oh, chocolate fudge pudding was one of the first things I learned to cook. Great simple recipe. Thankyou.

  5. I love chocolate pudding and I also have this recipe. My kids adore it and love to make it too!

  6. Yum!! I can't resist a good self saucing pudding!! Thanks for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays, have a great weekend!

  7. Yum. yum and yum and looks easy. My type of cooking.


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