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There are some days in life when the World feels a little ‘hum drum.  There are some days in life when you need a little magic to get you through.  There are some days in life when only chocolate will do.

I think this magic chocolate pudding is a great mender of many things.  It has the texture of a chocolate muffin with the ooey gooey deliciousness of fudge pudding.  What’s magic about it I hear you cry?  How about the fact that the sauce starts it’s life ontop of the cake and somehow switches places in the oven ;-P

The cake rises through the sauce (or does the sauce sink through the cake?) leaving the bottom, moist and ‘saucy’ with a crisp top and fluffy centre. Perfect.

This recipe will make four ramekin sized puddings but you might like to double the ingredients and make a large one instead.

You Will Need:

2 ounce / 50 grams unsalted butter

2 ounce / 50 grams caster sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon milk

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

3 ounce / 85 grams self raising flour

For the Sauce

1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder

40 grams / 1.5 ounce muscavado sugar

5 fluid ounce / 150 ml water



  • Cream together the butter and sugar and beat until the mixture begins to pale.
  • Add the egg and cocoa powder and mix well.
  • Add the flour and milk.  This will be quite a thick, paste-like mixture.
  • Butter your ramekins and place on a baking tray.
  • Spread an equal amount at the bottom of each

  • Preheat your oven to 180/ 350 / Gas Mark Four.
  • Now for the sauce.  In a pan, combine the muscavado sugar, water and cocoa powder.
  • Heat gently until the sugar disolves.
  • Pour an equal amount of sauce into each ramekin

  • Bake for around 45 minutes but check after 40 minutes.

  • Sprinkle your puddings with icing sugar and serve immediately, preferably with a little cream

You can eat this pudding cold but the sauce tends to collect at the bottom and tastes a little strong.  If you’re a coffee lover, why not try substituting half of the cocoa powder with instant coffee granules?

Love Rachel


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