James Martin's chocolate pudding

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Chocolate puddle pudding
Chocolate puddle pudding
  • Serves: 4-6

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

James Martin's chocolate pudding is a really simple recipe with delicious and gooey results, making the perfect mid-week treat. It is an easy pudding to make and should be served with the chocolate sauce and a dollop of cream.


  • 100g butter (softened)
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 25g cocoa powder (sieved)
  • 2 medium-sized eggs (beaten)
  • 1 x 425g can of prunes
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 25g muscovado sugar
  • 1 x 170g can of evaporated milk

To serve:

  • Icing sugar, with cream or Greek yogurt


  1. Put the softened butter, caster sugar and self-raising flour in a mixing bowl with the sieved cocoa powder and beaten eggs. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined.
  2. Drain, stone and mash the prunes.
  3. Add the prunes to the pudding mixture and combine thoroughly. Smooth the mixture into a 1-litre ovenproof dish.
  4. Whisk the cocoa powder and muscovado sugar into the evaporated milk. Pour all the sauce over the pudding mixture and bake for 30-35 mins at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 until firm on top.
  5. Serve warm dusted with icing sugar, with cream or Greek yoghurt.

Per 135g serving: 391 calories (1639kJs), 44.1g carbohydrates, 8.5g protein, 20.2g fat, 2.6g fibre

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 391(kcal)
  • Fat 20.2g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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