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Chocolate and Cinnamon Eve’s Pudding

Pudding | 5th December 2010 | By

After reviving Eve’s pudding and realising what I’ve been missing all these years, what could I do but try a chocolate version. This is what I did:

  • Peeled, cored and sliced 4 cooking apples (unknown Cornish variety from my mother’s garden)
  • De-husked 100g ground cherries.
  • Mixed these in a baking dish with 1 heaped tbsp demerara sugar, 1 tbsp honey, a dash of lemon juice and 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon.
  • Placed in the oven, 175C, to soften for about 15 mins.
  • Melted 2oz unsalted butter with 50g dark 70% chocolate
  • Beat in 2oz dark brown sugar.
  • Mixed 1.5 oz spelt wholemeal flour with 1.5 oz polenta in a bowl.
  • Added 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon.
  • Made a well in the centre and poured in the chocolate mixture.
  • Added 1 duck egg and stirred.
  • Beat in 170g 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • Spooned this onto the softened fruit and baked for 20 minutes until the top was well risen and looked done.

The chocolate sponge rose really well – it must have been the addition of yogurt.  It went very nicely with the apple and ground cherries and made a most appetising dessert. Sadly we had no clotted cream this time, but I guess … too much of a good thing and all that!  Substituting cinnamon for the lemon flavour and adding chocolate gave it a more wintery cosy feel, which was just right for the cold day. CT thought he preferred this version, although was very happy to demolish either.


  1. Chele

    5th December 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Fantastic idea – everything tastes better in chocolate form ;0)

  2. Suzler

    5th December 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Mmm, I could sit there with the pudding bowl in my lap and a big spoon.

  3. C

    5th December 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Looks good Choclette – I don’t think I’ve ever had normal Eve’s pudding, but chocolate on the top sounds fab too!

  4. Dom at Belleau Kitchen

    5th December 2010 at 5:09 pm

    don’t do this to me Choclette! this looks so amazing… and the chocolate is a brilliant addition. x

  5. Maggie

    5th December 2010 at 6:29 pm

    That is a new twist on Eve’s pudding and great for any chocoholic.

  6. Brownieville Girl

    5th December 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Sounds really delicious – a lovely twist on the norm.

  7. blackbookkitchendiaries

    6th December 2010 at 4:49 pm

    wow..i would love to have some of this right looks so decadent ..just amazing.

  8. Baking Addict

    6th December 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Looks really good, can I have some too please? 🙂

  9. Choclette

    6th December 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Chele – well it would be a rather unconvincing chocoholic that would disagree with you there.

    Suzler – nice image, especially the big spoon.

    C – Eve’s pudding is lovely, do give it a go.

    Dom – now you’re a fine one to talk with all those cake’s you’ve been making recently.

    Maggie – thank you. These things have to be tried 🙂

    BVG – thanks. To be honest, wasn’t sure it would work, but luckily, it did – phew!

    Blackbook – you and me both, my cupboard is currently bare 🙁

    Baking Addict – it’s dead easy to make.

  10. Sushma Mallya

    7th December 2010 at 3:52 pm

    looks lovely…

  11. MaryMoh

    7th December 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Mmmm….a lovely dessert, and healthy too. I love it.

  12. Tamanna

    8th December 2010 at 4:40 am

    sounds great! i love cinnamon with chocolate, they marry well together

  13. oxslip

    8th December 2010 at 7:34 am

    Ah no clotted cream! Still looks amazing

  14. Ananda Rajashekar

    8th December 2010 at 5:16 pm

    great idea cinnamon and apples ….this is bliss 🙂

  15. Choclette

    8th December 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks Sushma, MaryMoh, Tamanna, Oxslip and Ananda – all comments much appreciated.

  16. Liz

    15th December 2010 at 8:39 am

    I’ve been thinking that this would be good with pears as well….I bet it makes the kitchen smell wonderful…

  17. Sophie

    16th December 2010 at 8:05 am

    Waw, what a delctbale oven dessert!!

    I must try this,…yummie!

  18. Choclette

    16th December 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Liz – you are so right, I’m sure this would work really well with pears and yes the house smelt very good.

    Sophie – do let me know how you get on if you do make it.


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