Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding

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"This is a Margaret Fulton recipe and has been a family favourite for over 30 years. The original called for walnuts (I have never used) so have made that a footnote in the directions. Serve with whipped cream and/or ice cream. A comfort dessert."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (158 g)
  • Calories 384.9
  • Total Fat - 17.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 110.4 mg
  • Sodium - 167.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 53.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 41.5 g
  • Protein - 5 g
  • Calcium - 26.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Step 2

Grease 6 cup oven-proof dish.

Step 3

For the sauce mix together cocoa and brown sugar in a jug and pour in hot water and stir till sugar is dissolved.

Step 4

For the pudding sift flour, cocoa, instant coffee powder and salt together.

Step 5

Cream butter and sugar until light, gradually beat in eggs and vanilla.

Step 6

Add a little flour, then some milk (alternate between the two keeping a soft consistency) finishing with the flour (don't worry if you don't use up all the milk.

Step 7

Spoon mixture into well greased oven dish and spread evenly. If using sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts.

Step 8

Spoon sauce over the pudding mixture till you have a layer of sauce then pour the rest over the back of the spoon.

Step 9

Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Step 10

Serve with whipped cream and or ice cream and walnut halves if using.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


3 Reviews


Delicious. I made one change. I don't keep instant coffee, so instead of adding it to the dry ingredients, I used hot brewed coffe as the liquid in the sauce ingredients. Was going to try it with the walnuts but forgot to use them. Next time :)


review by:
(27 Jun 2017)


Thank you for sharing your recipe Pat. I'm glad that we tried it. It was a lovely pudding with a nice soft texture and great flavor. Served with vanilla bean ice cream. Made FYC tag game


review by:
(16 Jan 2017)


Made exactly as written, and what a perfect pudding! Comfort food at its best, served with ice cream this made for a warm and wonderful dessert with it rich chocolate sauce. Could not ask for better. Thanks Pat.


review by:
(3 Sep 2015)