Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding

We challenged blogger, writer, recipe developer and taster, Jo Brigdale to create a brand new menu to help us feel warm, cosy and comfortably full for the cooler season. For the starter Jo created a Wild Mushroom Soup, for main a delicious Shepherd’s Pie with Stir Fried Kale and for the finale, Jo shares a step by step guide to make Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding. And she had a special little helper too, #HotterBus!

This self-saucing chocolate pudding will never win any beauty contests but it will win any taste test. It is rich, delicious and very comforting. It is the perfect easy pudding to make for a midweek treat, however it is sophisticated enough to serve at a winter dinner party. The chocolate pudding is best served with cream, ice cream or custard as it is very rich on its own.

Ingredients (serves 4 -6)

For the pudding…

60g unsalted butter, softened

170g caster sugar

1 large free range egg

140g self-raising flour

50g cocoa powder

200ml whole milk

For the sauce…

250ml water

200g soft light brown sugar

25g cocoa powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Using an electric handheld whisk, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Step 1
  2. Add in the egg and whisk again until combined.Step 2
  3. Add in the flour and cocoa powder and gently fold in using a spoon or a spatula.Step 3
  4. Add in the milk and stir gently until it is all combined.Step 4
  5. In a saucepan, place all the sauce ingredients together on a medium heat and stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved and it starts to boil.Step 5
  6. Pour the sauce over the cake batter and place in oven and cook for about 20 minutes until a knife inserted into the cake come out clean and the sauce is bubbling. Serve with cream, ice cream and custard within a few minutes of the pudding coming out of the ovenStep 6#HotterBus has a cheeky lick of the spoon…naughty bus! #HotterBus licking the spoon




About Jo…

Jo Brigdale our creative chef.

Jo Brigdale our creative chef.

Jo Brigdale, from blog, is a freelance food writer, recipe developer and tester, social media consultant and professional blogger.

She has a passion for making and eating simple and easy food that fits into a busy lifestyle. When she’s not in the kitchen she’s a busy mum to sons Thomas and Daniel and also runs parenting blog




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