Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding

Prep: 5 mins || Cook: 35 mins || Serves: 4


60g unsalted butter

1/2 cup (125ml) milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar

1 cup (150g) self-raising flour, sifted

2 tbs cocoa, sifted, plus extra to dust

3/4 firmly packed cup (185g) brown sugar

Thickened cream, to serve


Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Grease a 1.5L (6-cup) capacity ovenproof baking dish.

Melt the butter with the milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the vanilla, caster sugar, flour and 1 tbs cocoa, stirring to combine. Spread mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.

Combine the brown sugar and remaining 1 tbs cocoa in a bowl with 2 cups (500ml) boiling water. Stir until sugar has dissolved, then carefully pour over the pudding batter. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the top is firm.

Stand for 5 minutes to cool slightly.

Dust the warm pudding with cocoa and serve immediately topped with cream.