Chocolate pudding recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 565 kCal 28%
Fat 37.6g 54%
  -  Saturates 22.7g 114%
Carbohydrates 48.7g 28%
  -  of which Sugars 44.4g 49%
Protein 6.1g 12%
Salt 0.66g 11%
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  • This easy chocolate pudding recipe is dark and sinful with a molten chocolate middle. These decadent chocolate puddings can be made with just a few ingredients and the recipe allows you to prepare in advance and bake quickly just before serving.

    This chocolate pudding recipe works best if served hot, served ideally as soon as they come out of the oven.

    Serve these chocolate desserts with fresh raspberries, strawberries or tinned peach slices for a balance of fresh flavours.

    This pudding will work well in the summer with a serving of vanilla ice cream or crème fraiche.  For a winter warmer add double cream which blends seamlessly with the oozing hot chocolate sauce.

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    • 150g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
    • 115g butter
    • 2 large eggs
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1tsp vanilla extract
    • 25g plain flour


    • Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Grease four ovenproof cups or ramekin dishes with softened butter.

    • Place the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl (add a pinch of chilli here if you want a spicy chocolate middle) set over a pan of simmering water and leave until melted. Remove from the heat and stir until smooth.

    • Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl using an electric whisk until very thick and pale. Fold in the chocolate mixture. Sift over the flour and fold in gently.

    • Divide the mixture between the cups or ramekins. Place on a baking tray and bake for 12-15 mins until risen and almost set – the puds should still have a slight wobble to the touch. Serve immediately.

    Top tip for making Chocolate pudding

    The puddings can be prepared up to one day in advance. Cover and chill in the fridge until required. Stand at room temperature for 30 mins before baking as above.

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