Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a Margaret Fulton recipe and has been a family favourite for nearly 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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease 6 cup oven-proof dish.
  3. For the sauce mix together cocoa and brown sugar in a jug and pour in hot water and stir till sugar is dissolved.
  4. For the pudding sift flour, cocoa, instant coffee powder and salt together.
  5. Cream butter and sugar until light, gradually beat in eggs and vanilla.
  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.
  7. Spoon mixture into well greased oven dish and spread evenly. If using sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts.
  8. Spoon sauce over the pudding mixture till you have a layer of sauce then pour the rest over the back of the spoon.
  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  10. Serve with whipped cream and or ice cream and walnut halves if using.


Most Helpful

My goodness you have a lucky family Pat, to have enjoyed this recipe for so long. This was wonderful. It smothered the chocolate coffee craving that I was having perfectly. My picky dh was heard exclaiming muummmm mmummm. Is there anymore left? This recipe was quick and very easy to make. Truly a comfort dessert. So tender and gooey and very chocolately. Thanks so much for sharing this winner.

Baby Kato April 19, 2011

It didn't work for me, but it did for the rest of my family,my parents included. For me it was too sweet and too rich. That's becoz I don't care about chocolate much, but I can imagine for a chocolate lover how delicous this must be. Also had a little disaster, the pan was too small,overfloated, but I was able to replace it. I also know why it didn't work for me. I previously tried your lemon pudding and fell in love with it and this couldn't replace it.

littlemafia November 16, 2009

Followed the recipe exacctly and what a wonderful outcome. I served with ice cream and it was absolutely wonderful and so very srumptious. I did add the coffe although not the walnuts much to DH's disgust, and this was a very rich and chocolately pudding. Thanks Pat for a wonderful recipe enjoyed by all in this family.

Tisme July 21, 2009

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