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Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding

By Rachelle Valentine
Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding
4 servings
  • 36 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cooking time 35 mins
  • Serves

    1 cup self-raising flour
    3 Tbsp cocoa powder
    ½ cup Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
    80g butter, melted, cooled
    ½ cup milk
    1 egg, lightly beaten
    Vanilla ice cream or cream, to serve

    ¾ cup Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
    2 Tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
    1 ¼ cups boiling water


    Preheat oven to 180°C bake (160°C fan-forced). Grease a 6-cup capacity ovenproof baking dish.

    Sift flour and cocoa into a large bowl. Stir in the Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar.

    Whisk butter, milk and egg in a jug. Slowly add to flour mixture, stirring until well combined and smooth. Spoon into baking dish and smooth the top.

    Combine the Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar and cocoa and sprinkle over the pudding. Slowly pour the boiling water over the back of a large metal spoon to cover pudding. Place dish onto a baking tray and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until pudding bounces back when pressed gently in the centre.

    Serve hot with vanilla ice cream or cream.

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Average Rating
(36 reviews)

The best ever

Fantastic recipe. Always works out well. Use the correct size deep dish.
Add 1T extra cocoa to super chocola-fy. Choc chips are also great. Make a little extra sauce (x 1.25) for a more saucy affair. Best with cream.

Kids love it.

I recommend making more sauce ...i ended up with just dry pudding . Fixed with cream though. Thanks for the recipe .

It was yummy and very rich

Made this a few times now and it's always been perfect. The first 2 times I took caution to the people who said sauce was too runny so I reduced the amount of water but didnt get enough sauce. I made it again last night with the full amount of hot water and it was perfect!

Love this recipe and its such an easy yummy dessert to finish a meal :)

This is fantastic! Definitely with vanilla custard and slices of bananas on top. Must say it is very rich though but best I've had yet :))

This a good food to eat.

This is a great recipe, the family just love it from the Grandparents right through to the grand children! So easy to make and it disappears quickly too! Even before the apple crumble!!

Just made this pudding and it was very nice. I think the majority of the people who gave negative comments - saying that the sauce tasted like water - might have had a bad day in the kitchen! My sauce was delicious and smooth. The pudding itself is very rich so I would recommend having it with cream or something similar. Perhaps a bit too rich... but nice and chocolatey overall.

AMAZING!! first time round it was perfect, the family adored it. Second time round family and I were too impatient so tried in the microwave for a little shy of 10 mins, still the same perfect result. Clearly results will depend on your microwave if your wanting to try this particular recipe that way.

Amazing pudding!


Just like one my old man used to make. I made it with my boy today. he loved it.

All those people saying the consistency isn't right; weren't following the recipe.
This turned out so tasty!
And so saucy

My boy called it chocolate gravy

Tastes delicious and the sauce is chocolaty, but it never looks like on the picture. Best chocolate pudding recipe I have ever made!

Yuk tasted like water. Too much sugar as well.

It's a really good dessert, if you don't like it do what I do change it to taste.

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turned out great :D

Deeeeeeelicious!!! And soooo simple to make!
Definitely a regular pudding this winter haha
Try it! You won't be disappointed!

Pudding just absorbed the water after pouring on top. Had to dispose of it. Waste of time and ingredients.
CHELSEA: Hi there, the idea of a self-saucing pudding is that it does absorb the water and forms a delicious sauce underneath the pudding during cooking. Did you cook the pudding at all?

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Quick & easy to make...everyone loved it!!!

I found if I used a larger tray, the result was soo much better. A minute less worked better for me as well, the family were left wanting more. A tasty treat, nice soft dense sponge with a not too sweet, thick chocolaty sauce. Delish with vanilla ice cream, or just a dollop of cream. Recommend.


Tastes like dry chocolate cake with a thin chocolate sauce. Not the best recipe.

It was the best self saucing pudding i have ever eaten

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Easy self saucing chocolate pudding recipe and cake is like light chocolate sponge cake. Tastes beautiful.

Good, easy and tasty. Great to make up in a few min if you have no other dessert options. It's so simple so why would you expect 5 star dining.

This recipe was really good. The sauce has the tendency to become really watery but that is easily fixed by making it all in a cup then pouring only 2/3rds of it over the mix before baking. This results in a richer, thicker and better sauce.

The sauce turned out like chocolate water. Very dense pudding as well, not nice. Tried it again doubling just the sauce ingredients - huge disaster. Threw the whole thing out. Won't use this recipe again.

Tasty, but could do with more oomph (perhaps some coffee and chicory essence? or some real chunks/chips of dark chocolate). Easy to make though, thanks heaps, will definitely do again!

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It was dry and the sauce tasted like water every time I made it. It tasted weird and nobody in my family enjoyed. Good try on the recipe.

Deloicious. Perfect everytime.

Sauce was too sweet, felt sick at how much sugar

Very easy to make and yummm...


yeah mean

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Easy and delicious!

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