Oozy chocolate pudding

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 55 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes 60 minutes 5 minutes

Serves: 6


85g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
125g plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
8 tbsp cocoa powder
120g caster sugar
250ml whole milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
185g light brown soft sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 1.25 litre pudding basin. Sift the flour, a pinch of salt, the baking powder and 6 tbsp cocoa powder into a large bowl, then stir in the caster sugar. In another bowl, combine the milk, melted butter, eggs and vanilla extract, then whisk thoroughly into the dry ingredients. Pour the batter into the pudding basin and set on a baking tray.

2. Mix the brown sugar and remaining cocoa powder. Sprinkle evenly over the batter, then gently pour 250ml boiling water over the top of the pudding. Bake for 55 minutes until risen and fi rm on top. Serve immediately with double cream or crème fraîche, if liked.