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chocolate self saucing pudding on white plate

Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding

The Home Cook's Kitchen
This chocolate self saucing pudding is an absolute crowd pleaser. A tried and tested recipe that has been in my family for decades, you know it's a good one! 
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Australian
Servings 4 people
Calories 498 kcal



  • 5 ¼ oz all purpose flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg


  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups boiling water


  • Preheat over to 180C/350F


  • Sift all purpose flour, baking powder, sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl.
  • Add the vanilla, milk and butter and mix together until well combined.
  • Lightly grease your baking dish with butter, and fold out the batter mixture into the pan.
  • Smooth out with a spatula until it's even. 


  • Combine the cocoa and sugar.
  • Sprinkle the sugar and cocoa over the pudding. 
  • Very carefully, pour the boiling water into the pudding mixture. Pour it over the back of a dessert spoon to avoid dents in the pudding.


  • Place the dish on baking tray to avoid spillage.
  • Place in oven and bake 30-40 minutes, or until pudding is cooked through. To test if it's cooked, take a knife and skewer the middle, the knife should come out clear.
  • Serve immediately with berries and ice cream. 


Calories: 498kcalCarbohydrates: 88gProtein: 7gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 133mgPotassium: 577mgFiber: 4gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 470IUCalcium: 214mgIron: 3.7mg
Keyword chocolate dessert, chocolate pudding, dessert recipe
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