Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding with cream.
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5 from 6 votes

Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding

There's nothing quite as comforting as a good old fashioned pudding. This self-saucing chocolate pudding is easy to make and a real crowd pleaser too. Think warm chocolate sponge soaked in real chocolate sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate sauce, pudding, sponge
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Choclette @ Tin and Thyme



Chocolate Sponge

  • 60 g (2 oz) unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 115 ml (4 fl oz) milk
  • 125 g (4 oz) wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 125 g (4 oz) light brown sugar

Chocolate Sauce

  • 100 g (3.5 oz) bar of dark chocolate (I use 85% for a standard pudding or 70% chilli chocolate for a Mexican version)
  • 230 ml (8 fl oz) milk
  • 85 ml (3 fl oz) water
  • 1 tsp icing sugar for dusting


Chocolate Sponge

  • Melt the butter in a large pan over a low heat. Allow to cool a little, then beat in the sugar followed by the eggs.
  • Sift in the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Chuck any large peices of bran left in the sieve into the compost bin.
  • Stir gently until just mixed in then stir in the milk in a similar fashion.
  • Pour into a greased pyrex soufflé dish. Make sure you scrape out all of the batter.

Chocolate Sauce

  • Break up the chocolate and place in a pan with the milk and water.
  • Stir over a low heat until melted and smooth.
  • Pour over the top of the sponge mixture and bake for 30 to 40 mins in a preheated oven at 180℃ (350℉, Gas 4). The sponge should be well risen with a crust on top and the sauce bubbling away. But there should also be a bit of a wobble to the top.
  • Dust with icing sugar before serving if liked. But best to eat it hot whilst the sauce is still liquid.


The higher the percentage of chocolate you use, the richer and less sweet your sauce will be. So if you have a sweet tooth, you might want to go for milk chocolate or a low cocoa content dark chocolate.
Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 422IU | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 3mg