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Chocolate Puddle Pudding with vanilla ice cream in a bowl.
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5 from 11 votes

Chocolate Puddle Pudding

Chocolate Pudding Pudding is the ultimate comfort pudding! A layer of sponge sits on a layer of luscious chocolate sauce.
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Chocolate, comfort food, self-saucing
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • For the sauce:
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 50 g soft brown sugar
  • 200 ml hot water
  • For the sponge:
  • 80 g soft butter
  • 80 g soft light brown sugar
  • 65 g self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Make the sauce by putting the cocoa and sugar into a small bowl and using a wooden spoon mix in a little of the hot water to make a smooth paste.
  • Gradually mix in the rest of the hot water.
  • Grease a 1 litre oven-proof dish.
  • Place the dish on a baking sheet.
  • Put all the pudding ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat together with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  • Scrape the pudding mixture into the dish, and pour the sauce mixture over the top.
  • Place the dish (still on the baking tray) on the middle shelf of the oven.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the pudding is well risen.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream or cream.