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Easy Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding

By Leanne Barrett
Easy Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding
4 servings
  • 36 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cooking time 10 mins
  • Serves

    3/4 cup Chelsea White Sugar
    1 Tbsp butter
    1 cup flour, sifted
    1 Tbsp cocoa powder
    1/2 cup milk
    1 tsp baking powder

    1 cup Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
    1 Tbsp cocoa powder
    1 1/2 cups boiled water
    1 tsp vanilla essence


    Cream together 3/4 cup white sugar and 1 tbsp butter in a mixing bowl. Add sifted flour and cocoa, followed by the milk and baking powder - mix until "globby".

    Pour into a deep microwave proof bowl.

    Mix brown sugar with the cocoa and scatter over top of globby pudding mix. Pour over the back of a spoon the boiled water and vanilla essence.

    Microwave on high for 10 minutes.

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Average Rating
(36 reviews)

Easiest recipe ever and sooo delicious!!!

It is a really nice easy desert! The only thing I do differently is to add a little more water to make it a little less dry :)

So easy and delicious!

After reading the reviews i was a lil skeptical,but it turned out fantastic! Would make again :)

Way too sweet. Good for very small portions if you add lots of lemon juice.


Easiest recipe ever. Just chuck it all in the oven. Done.

The recipe is all out of whack. Not enough butter and mixture is too dry. And way too sweet. Will not be making this again.

It’s soooooooo yummmmmm

Needed way more butter than listed and tried multiple times for it to cream and it didn’t work. Very disappointed



Hi it was my first time making it and it was great

The recipe was really good although mind you I didn't actually follow it thoroughly I didn't put as much stuff in as it said since I had a small bowl but in general it worked really well I just had to keep an eye on the microwave because it bubbled a bit - but if you just chuck a paper towel over your all goods. Thank you !

I have gone through and read the previous reviews & I must say as someone who grew up on this as a common dessert it absolutely is perfect! It is meant to be that sweet & if your dough isn't cooked and your sauce is still watery then you haven't cooked it for long enough or your microwave doesn't reach a high enough wattage to cook in the specified time. Also different brands of Cocoa effect the chocolate flavour and colouring

Cake was bland and sauce had a weird flavour. Wouldn't make again.

It is very good I liked it and my children liked it.

Way too sweet. The butter wouldn't cream with the sugar. The ratio seems wrong?

VERY sweet and made quite the mess in my microwave.

The sugar and butter didn't really cream at all so I think that you need more butter

Cake was doughy and not cooked after 12 mins. Sauce was nice but not thick enough. Unfortnately the dessert was inedible.
Perhaps self raising flour was needed?

Too sweet and the sauce was gluggy. Also do not think there was enough butter in the recipe to cream the sugar

its okay :)

Turned out OK needs way more butter and sauce was too watery I love the idea of this and still tasted OK but this is my recipe and I love it just as easy as well.


60g butter
1 ½ cups self-raising flour
1 cup sugar
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla essence

1 cup Soft Brown Sugar
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 cups boiled water
1 tsp vanilla essence


Pudding: Place butter in a microwave proof dish until melted. Stir in flour, cocoa, sugar ,milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth with a wooden spoon. Pour into a deep microwave proof bowl.

Sauce: Mix brown sugar with the cocoa and scatter over top. Over the back of a spoon pour the boiled water and vanilla essence.

Microwave on high for 15 minutes. Stand for 5 minutes and then serve. May be a little bit too chocolate for some people and might not need that much cooking but is my favourite pudding and sure the whole family would love it.

Yum! So quick and easy to make. Just what I wanted on a Monday night.

Sauce didn't turn out nice and was too sweet and gloppy.

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Love this recipe. Had to add more cocoa though - not chocolaty enough otherwise


Too sweet and not chocolate enough

One of the best desserts I have ever have!!!!!!

This pudding is quick and delicious!!! Family favourite


It tasted really good i will definitely make it again :)

Very nice, next time I make it I'll put a bit less sugar in the sauce.

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very yummy, quick easy recipe for a last minute pudding

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I made this tonight and it was so delicious seriously good for a cold night!!

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