James Martin’s chocolate pudding recipe

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4 - 6





Nutrition per portion

Calories 391 kCal 20%
Fat 20.2g 29%

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


  • 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.

  • Drain, stone and mash the prunes.

  • Add the prunes to the pudding mixture and combine thoroughly. Smooth the mixture into a 1-litre ovenproof dish.

  • 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 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4 until firm on top.

  • Serve warm dusted with icing sugar, with cream or Greek yoghurt.

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