Maltesers Christmas pudding recipe

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15 min


50 min

Learn how to make this Maltesers Christmas pudding showstopper. It's the perfect Christmas pudding alternative!

The kids are just going to love this impressive Maltesers Christmas pudding. This Christmas pudding alternative swaps that fruit and boozy soaked sponge for a rich, soft chocolate sponge instead. Decorate with Maltesers galore, drizzle in white chocolate and top with glacé cherries and glitter to make it look like a real Christmas pudding. This dessert would make the perfect centre piece for Christmas Day, it's delicious by itself but you could always add some cream and ice cream if you're feeling like you need a bit more indulgence! This recipe serves 12 people and will take around 50 mins to cook - perfect for a big crowd.


  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 125g golden caster sugar
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 40g cocoa
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 6tbsp chocolate buttercream
  • 300g Maltesers
  • 100g white chocolate, melted
  • 5 glacĂ© cherries
  • 1tsp edible red glitter
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Heat the oven to 180C. Tip the flour, sugar, butter, cocoa, baking powder and eggs into a bowl and mix for 5 mins, until light and smooth. Spoon into a lined pudding basin and bake for 45 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean. Set on a wire rack to cool.

  • Turn the cake out onto a serving plate and cover with buttercream. Decorate with Maltesers and drizzle over the melted chocolate.

  • Toss the cherries in glitter, put on top of the cake and garnish with the bay leaf.

Top tip for making Maltesers Christmas pudding

Store leftovers in an airtight container or cake tin and eat within 2 days.

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