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Recipe: Easy Chocolate French Pudding

Friday, September 25th, 2020 3:03pm

By Gillian Reay-Young

Continuing the trend of autumn comfort food, enjoy this heart-warming dessert


  • 100g (3½ oz) self-raising flour
  • 50g (1¾ oz) sugar
  • 2 level tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, sieved
  • 50g (1¾ oz) chopped walnuts
  • 50g (1¾ oz) melted butter
  • 150ml (¼ pint) milk  
  • A few drops of vanilla essence

For the sauce:

  • 150g (5½ oz) brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, sieved
  • 150ml (¼ pint) boiling water


  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, walnuts and cocoa powder with the melted butter, milk and vanilla essence into a thick batter consistency.
  2. Pour the mixture into a buttered 1½ pint ovenproof dish.
  3. Make the sauce by mixing together the brown sugar, cocoa and boiling water and then pour this sauce over the batter.
  4. Bake in the oven at 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for about 40 minutes. During cooking the sponge rises to the top, with the fudge base beneath.

Top Tip... Delicious served hot with a good dollop of vanilla ice cream!