Chocolate self-saucing pudding

Serves 4 – 6

60 g butter or margarine, softened
200 ml (170 g) castor sugar
1 extra-large egg
250 ml (140 g) Snowflake cake flour
15 ml baking powder
2 ml salt
30 ml cocoa powder
200 ml milk

250 ml water
250 ml (200 g) light brown sugar
15 ml cocoa powder
5 ml vanilla essence


Heavenly rich and decadent – I’ve been making this for my family from way back in our former lives in Germany.  My poor Snowflake Recipe Book is due to be retired/replaced.

  1. Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg and beat well until light and creamy.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder together. Add to creamed mixture, alternately with milk. Mix well.


  1. Spoon mixture into a greased, large ovenproof dish.
  2. Syrup: Combine all ingredients, except essence, in a small, heavy-based saucepan. Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally, and boil for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add essence and pour syrup over batter. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 °C for about 30 minutes. Serve with custard.

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1 Comment on Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding

  1. Lynn
    4 June 2014 at 20:12 (8 years ago)

    Although I am not crazy about chocolate … this pudding is the bomb!!!