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Self Saucing Pudding

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding is a classic dessert that everyone just loves!! It's a quick dessert best for a treat and puts smile on everyone's face.

Who doesn't love chocolate? Well, I simply adore chocolate. Till now I have made so many chocolate recipes that I don't even remember the count. But when I came to know about this self-saucing pudding I was so curious to make, I tried 4-5 different recipes. Then my taste ended up with the given recipe.

What is Self-Saucing Pudding?

A pudding in which we have flavours of both cake and sauce. It's like on top you have cake and chocolate sauce on the bottom. I have tried the below recipe and it came out too good.

This pudding is a very simple recipe and it doesn't require any special kitchen equipment. Just a bowl and whisk will do your work. You can bake them over some dinner, festival or for your special days. They are best eaten when they are warm. I am serving mine with some dusted icing sugar. You can serve yours with some vanilla ice cream too. The secret to the best pudding is the flavour of chocolate you use. So always use the best chocolate to enjoy the best-flavoured pudding.

Which dish to use for baking?

There are no particular restrictions on the dish you use to bake these puddings. I am using my soup bowls and I was able to bake 3 puddings. You can use ramekins or even big coffee cups will work here. When you use different size of bowls the baking time changes. Be careful with that.


  1. 4 tbsp(56 g) melted butter

  2. 1 cup (130 g) flour

  3. 1/2 cup (110 g) brown sugar

  4. 3 tbsp (20 g) cocoa powder

  5. 1 tsp baking powder

  6. 2 eggs

  7. 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

  8. 1/2 cup + 1/8th cup (150 ml) milk

  9. pinch of salt

  10. A handful of dark chocolate chips

For Sauce:

  1. 100 ml boiling hot water

  2. 1/4 cup (60 g) brown sugar

  3. 2 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Gresse and prepare 3 soup bowls and set them aside. Preheat oven at 180C.

  2. In a bowl mix all dry ingredients which are flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

  3. In a separate bowl mix together butter, eggs, vanilla essence and milk. Pour the liquid into the wet ingredients and mix well. Now fold the chocolate into the batter. Divide the batter equally in 3 soup bowls and set aside.

  4. For the sauce mix in boiling water, cocoa powder and brown sugar. Pour the pudding batter into bowls equally and top with the sauce.

  5. Bake the pudding for 25 min at 180C. When warm dust with some icing sugar or serve with chilled vanilla ice cream.

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