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Hot Chocolate Puddings

Hot Chocolate Puddings
Hot chocolate puddings are a richly, deeply chocolatey dessert that magically layer during baking to give you fluffy sponge, warm pudding and a dark chocolate sauce. You're gonna love them.
Bill Granger

Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
Total 35 mins
4 servings
662 kcal


For the pudding

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • A pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar (or just blitz granulated sugar in a blender until finely ground but not powdery)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup boiling water

For serving

  • Thick (double or heavy) cream


Make the chocolate pudding

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Sift the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and cocoa powder into a bowl. Add the milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract and beat until combined. Pour into 4 buttered 1-cup pudding molds (or substitute stoneware or ovenproof coffee cups or large ramekins or any other ovenproof vessel). Place the molds or cups on a rimmed baking sheet.

Make the topping

  • Stir the brown sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl to combine, then sprinkle it over the pudding batter. Carefully pour 1/4 cup boiling water over each pudding. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Serve with a thwack [Editor's Note: We think that's Australian for dribble or dollop] of cream.