Friday, 20 July 2012


“Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power. It is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits.” - Baron Justus von Liebig
It was delightful to come home on Friday night after being away for three days for work. It was a cold dark Winter’s night and coming home into a warm house that smelt delightfully of chocolate was great. Nothing better to warm one up than a hot chocolate pudding!

Chocolate Pudding
For the pudding
1 cup self-raising flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2/3 cup brown sugar
100g butter, melted, cooled
1/4 cup milk
¼ cup crème de cacao liqueur
A few drops of vanilla essence
1 egg, lightly beaten
Thick cream or ice cream to serve

For the Sauce

3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
1 tablespoon butter
50 g cooking chocolate melted in microwave
1 and 1/4 cups boiling water

  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease an 8-cup capacity ovenproof pudding baking dish. Sift flour and cocoa into a large bowl. Stir in sugar.
  • Combine butter, milk, liqueur, vanilla essence and egg in a jug. Slowly add to flour mixture, whisking until well combined and smooth.
  • Spoon into the baking dish. Smooth top.
  • Place dish onto a baking tray. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until pudding bounces back when pressed gently in centre.
  • Make sauce: Combine sugar and cocoa and pour boiling water in, stirring to mix. Add the butter and melted chocolate, and keep stirring until smooth.
  • Serve hot with cream or ice cream.

This post is part of the Food Friday meme,
and also of the Food Trip Friday meme.


  1. That looks incredibly delicious!

  2. This sounds awesome and I am just getting my shopping list together so must get what I need to try this.

  3. yummmmmmmmmmmmmm that chocolate pudding looks very delish as I love chocolates too :-) Dropping by from Food Friday.

  4. oh wow...that looks soo delicious! would love to try your recipe..bookmarked! :)

    thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday

  5. Can I have some pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee? I am a chocolate fan too :-) Dropping by from last weeks Food Trip Friday :-)