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Slow Cooker Double Chocolate Speculoos Puddle Pudding

Slow Cooker Double Chocolate Speculoos Puddle Pudding

Well there’s a name that trips off the tongue easily! I could also have mentioned that this pudding is eggless, but I think that would have been a step too far! I used dark and white chocolate but if you wanted to make this pud suitable for a vegan then you could just use dark chocolate. For those of you not familiar with the term Speculoos it’s the name used on the continent for Lotus Biscuit Spread; you know, those biscuits that every hairdresser in the land served with a Rombouts coffee in the 70’s as your mum sat under the drier!

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This pudding might not be a looker but she makes up for it in taste!

Heathy fat, oilAnyway I digress, the lovely people at Flora got in touch recently and asked if I’d like to develop a recipe using Flora Cuisine. I must admit that I hadn’t actually got round to trying this product but Flora Buttery can always to be found in my fridge alongside the butter! I thought of playing it safe and making a cake or muffins that would ordinarily use butter or oil as this is where Flora Cuisine can be substituted but then I had a better idea! For a long time now I’ve heard from my fellow food bloggers about all the fabulous different things you can cook in a slow cooker, puddings being one of them. So after a scan of the ingredients in my cupboard and a bit of research I concocted this recipe which I’m very pleased to say worked a treat. The result was a very rich, sumptuous gooey pudding which was slightly more waxy in texture than a puddle pudding which uses eggs but the wolves, sorry family devoured it (with generous splash of double cream) in no time! A repeat performance was immediately requested! Being such a rich pudding it’s one for occasional use only, so they’ll just have to wait on that one!

The great thing about Slow Cooker Double Chocolate Speculoos Puddle Pudding is you can make it way before your main course and forget about it until it’s ready to serve. I hate having to juggle at meal times so this pudding is ideal. I used the Flora Cuisine, which looks like a cross between softened butter and mayonnaise to grease my slow cooker as well as, as a substitute for oil in my pudding. Unlike oil, you keep it in the fridge and I like the fact that it is so versatile. It’s made from blend of linseed, sunflower and rapeseed oils and is lower in saturated fat than olive oil and higher in Omega 3 which makes it a healthy choice (if you’re not making my pudding of course)!

Slow Cooker Double Chocolate Speculoos Puddle Pudding

Double cream was just a must and contrasted perfectly with the rich chocolate!

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Slow Cooker Double Chocolate Speculoos Puddle Pudding
 
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A slow cooked dark and white chocolate pudding infused with Speculoos and vanilla, floating on a gooey chocolaty sauce – comfort food at its best!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 115g Plain flour
  • 180g Caster sugar (60g + 120g)
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 110mls Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla paste
  • 2 tbsp Flora Cuisine
  • 75g Dark chocolate, chopped into chips
  • 75g White chocolate, chopped into chips
  • 25g Cocoa powder
  • 110g Lotus Biscuit Spread
  • 450mls Boiling water
Instructions
  1. Grease the inside of slow cooker with Flora Cuisine.
  2. Put flour, 60g caster sugar, baking powder and 2 tbsp of cocoa powder into a bowl and mix together.
  3. Add the milk, vanilla paste and Flora Cuisine gradually and mix until smooth.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon mixture into slow cooker, spreading out evenly.
  6. Put 120g of caster sugar and 25g of cocoa powder in medium sized bowl and mix well.
  7. Put the Lotus Biscuit Spread into a jug with 450mls of boiling water and mix well.
  8. Gradually pour the liquid onto the sugar/cocoa mixture and mix until smooth.
  9. Pour the mixture on top of the cake batter in the slow cooker.
  10. Cover with lid and cook for 2 ¾ - 3 hours on high until the top layer of sponge is cooked through and there is a layer of sauce underneath.
  11. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.
  12. Serve with double cream or vanilla ice cream.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for which I was paid by Flora to develop and post a recipe and all opinions are my own.

 

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  1. cake17uk

    Love the idea of using the spread in this as I have some lurking in my cupboard and was interested in using it for something other than on toast!

    1. Camilla

      I just found it too sweet on it’s own!

  2. Ursula Hunt

    Sold the oven as we’re moving and in the meantime it is great to have different slow cooker recipes

  3. bev

    Naughty but very nice!

  4. Carolyn Clapham

    A chocoholics dream! The only thing that’s holding me back is that I need to get hold of some vanilla paste and the lotus biscuit spread. If I can find/remember to get those next time I go shopping, then I will definitely try this x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks you could use vanilla essence if you don’t have the paste – I just happen to have it:-)

  5. Ursula Hunt

    Perfect with fresh raspberries to cut through the sweetness

    1. Camilla

      Ooh yes or strawberries:-)

  6. Rachel O'neill

    I have promised myself to have a go at making this as it looks lovely, Not got round to it yet :( I’ll bet it smells fab whilst its cooking too

  7. Paul Wilson

    What a lovely looking chocolate pudding.

  8. sally

    Looks yummy! @sallylearning

  9. Annie Costa

    You’re right,this pudding ain’t a looker but sure must taste good!

    1. Camilla

      Yes, taste and looks don’t always go hand in hand:-)

  10. RachJ

    Oh wow, that looks amazing! Will have to give it a go over Easter! :o)

  11. Daniela James

    I made it and it was a success!!

    1. Camilla

      Oh I’m so glad, thank you for letting me know:-)

  12. Sandra

    I wonder if you could make this in the microwave.

  13. Paul Wilson

    I would never have thought of the slow cooker for this.

  14. lindsey stuart

    oh this looks and sounds lovely….soooo devine ;) thankyou for sharing

  15. kimberley louise

    I love lotus biscuit spread, and I’ve never made a pudding in my slow cooker, so this is on my to do list ASAP!

  16. Ursula Hunt

    Making this over the weekend, wish me lick

  17. Daniela James

    It is the perfect end of a cold evening!

  18. Helen B

    Wow! I didn’t know you could make a yummy pudding in this way. I don’t like cream so I’d substitute more naughty chocolate fudge sauce or maybe custard :)

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  19. Maya Russell

    Well done on creating this super pudding. I have not tried Flora Cuisine before. It looks much healthier than some cooking oils. I’m definitely going to look out for it.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much. It’s always nice to have new products to work with and I love coming up with new recipes:-)

  20. Heather Haigh

    I have to try this in my slow cooker!

    1. Camilla

      Fab, do let me know how you get on:-)

      1. Heather Haigh

        This is definitely a favourite in our house now. I would never have thought of using the slow cooker for puds but it’s a given now. thanks.

        1. Camilla

          Thank you, I really want to make some more cakey things in my slow cooker:-)

  21. Ursula Hunt

    I have never made anything but casseroles in the slow cooker, it is nice to have a different recipe

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, glad I could bring something new to you:-)

  22. Emily Willson

    This sounds lovely and very indulgent!

    1. Camilla

      Definitely naughty but nice:-)

  23. Deena Kakakya

    That came from a slow cooker? It looks impressively rich moist x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Deena, yes it was very moist:-)

  24. sweetpea65

    This looks delicious and i’m looking forward to trying this out.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you – enjoy:-)

  25. Chris

    That sounds like a rich and delicious pudding. I like the sound of the speculoos in it. Do you think, it would work well with using just the biscuits instead of the spread?

    1. Camilla

      I really wouldn’t know Chris but think it could be a bit grainy, who knows it might work?

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