The Best-Ever Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding Recipe


I’m going to tell you a story about this chocolate pudding recipe… It’s my mum’s recipe and one of my sister and my favourite childhood dessert recipes. It was the one dessert we wanted my mum to make over and over every winter. We thought it was magic- you mix up the batter, sprinkle the sugar and cocoa on top and then pour in the water on top. Then, when it comes out of the oven the sauce is at the bottom and the cake is on Top. We would sit by the oven trying to see when the magic happened.

When my sister was about 16 she was diagnosed with a Vitamin B deficiency. This meant that she wasn’t absorbing the Vitamin B, not that she wasn’t eating it. As we all know, Vegemite is a high source of Vitamin B…

So that night my mum makes us our favourite chocolate pudding… but it tastes different… it tastes a bit like… VEGEMITE!!! She denies it to this very day, but we know what she did, we know she tried to slip that Vegemite in…! (Like that time she told us she needed to go to the doctor and took us in and it turned out we were getting whooping cough injections- kids NEVER forget!)

Chocolate pudding recipe

So here is the recipe for a much talked about dessert in our house- MINUS the Vegemite! (if you ask her she will never admit it).


1 cup self raising flour

3/4 cup castor sugar

125g butter

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 tablespoon cocoa


3/4 cup brown sugar

1 table spoon cocoa

2 cups boiling water


Pre-heat over to 180 degrees Celsius

Heat butter and milk in pan ’til melted. Add vanilla

In a bowl combine cocoa, flour and sugar. Make a well in the middle and pour the milk and butter mixture. Mix ’til combined and put in a small, deep dish.

Mix the town sugar and cocoa together and sprinkle over the top of the mixture in the dish until fully covered.

Pour the two cups of boiling water gently over the top of the pudding.

Bake for around 40 minutes.

If you want to have something extra delicious, serve with some of my salted caramel sauce, and even some ice cream. Under no circumstances serve with Vegemite!

Has your mum ever tried to sneak something into your favourite food? Tell us below!



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Maraya can be found hiding in the car pretending to ‘work’, watching endless teen dramas, eating chocolate and dreaming of becoming the next Mrs Hemsworth (any of them will do!)

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