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Updated: Apr 6, 2023

This deliciously rich, silky traditional pudding creates its own sauce in the baking

dish. It’s a no-fail recipe guaranteed to be devoured by your family and friends.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


1 cup self-raising flour

3 tbsp cocoa powder

½ cup brown sugar

80g butter, melted

½ cup milk 1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp vanilla extract


¾ cup brown sugar

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1¼ cups boiling water


• Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease a 23x23 cm (9x9 inch) ovenproof dish.

• Sift the flour and cocoa into a large bowl.

• Stir in the brown sugar.

• Make a well in the centre and pour in the butter, milk, egg and vanilla.

• Mix until well combined.

• Spoon the mixture into the ovenproof dish.

• For the sauce, sprinkle the brown sugar over the mixture, then sift over the cocoa powder.

• Gently pour the boiling water over the back of a large spoon all over the pudding.

• Bake for 35–40 minutes or until the pudding feels firm and springy.

• Rest for 10 minutes before serving to allow the sauce to thicken slightly.

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes

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