Self-saucing chocolate pudding cake

Moushira Abdel-Malek , Tuesday 26 Apr 2022

chocolate pudding cake


Serves 4-6


1 cup All-Purpose flour

3 tbsp sweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg + 1 tsp vanilla essence (beaten)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup whole milk

75 gm butter (softened)


3/4 cup brown sugar (extra)

3 tbsp sweetened cocoa powder, extra (sifted)

1 1/4 cups boiling water

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tbsp cream



Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.  Lightly grease base and sides of a two litre capacity oven-proof baking dish.  In a large bowl; sift flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder.  Add sugar.  Mix and make a well in the centre.  By means of a silicon spatula; gently stir within the well; beaten egg with vanilla, softened butter and milk, to combine with flour mixture.  Pour batter into prepared dish.  Set aside.  Meanwhile; in a heatproof jug, combine all sauce ingredients; except cream.  Stir to combine cocoa powder and sugar, then stir in cream to dissolve in heat.  Stir back to combine and incorporate.  Gently pour sauce; when just warm, over batter.  Bake for approximately 40 minutes; or when firm to the touch.  Remove from oven and allow to stand for a few minutes before serving.  Serve hot with cream or vanilla ice-cream.  

*A version of this article appears in print in the 28 April, 2022 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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