Chocolate pudding recipe

Bake a satisfying chocolate pudding and serve as a family-friendly dessert or showstopping dinner party treat. This chocolate pudding recipe is simple yet delicious.

Written by

Matt Preston

This pudding will work well in the summer with a serving of vanilla ice cream or crème fraiche. For a winter warmer add double cream which blends seamlessly with the oozing hot chocolate sauce.


  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour

  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar

  • 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder, plus extra to dust

  • 60g unsalted butter, melted, cooled

  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 egg

  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Grease a 1.5L (6-cup) capacity ovenproof baking dish.

  2. Sift the flour, 1/2 cup (110g) sugar and 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa into a bowl and stir to combine. Make a well in the centre. In a separate bowl, whisk melted butter, milk, vanilla extract and egg. Gradually pour into the well, then fold to combine.

  3. Spread mixture evenly into prepared dish. Combine remaining 1/2 cup (110g) sugar and 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa and sprinkle over the top of the pudding. Carefully pour 1 cup (250ml) boiling water over the top of the pudding

  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top is firm. Stand for 10 minutes to cool slightly.

  5. Dust the warm pudding with extra cocoa and serve i

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