Chocolate cups

(7 ratings)
Chocolate cups
Chocolate cups
  • Makes: 8

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    (plus 2 mins standing)
  • Total time:

    (plus 2 mins standing)
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe A chocolate dessert with a twist - combining cocoa, semolina, evaporated milk and vanilla to delicious effect! Taken from a 1942 issue of Women's Weekly


  • 410g can evaporated milk
  • 5 level tbsp (60g/2oz) semolina
  • 2 level tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 level tbsp cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
  • A few drops of vanilla extract, optional
  • Tea or coffee cups

This recipe and be prepared ahead and is delicious either hot or cold


  1. Pour the evaporated milk into a measuring jug and make up to 600ml (1 pint) with water. Put the semolina, sugar and cocoa in a large bowl and mix in about 4tbsp milk to make a paste. Gradually mix in the rest of the liquid. Add vanilla, if you like.
  2. Cook in the microwave on full power for 5 mins, and then stir well. Cook for 3 mins, stir well, and cook for 2 more mins and stir again. Leave to stand for a couple of mins, then pour into the cups. Serve hot or cool, dusted with cocoa powder.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 127(kcal)
  • Fat 6.0g
  • Saturates 3.5g

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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