Chocolate sponge pudding

Chocolate sponge pudding

Here's the basic recipe for sponge pudding, with simple tips for turning it into a chocolate wonderland.

By , 21 September 2015

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Chocolate sponge pudding
  • 10 Mins

  • Serves: 4

  • Price: 35p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 83g serving contains
  • Energy

    1654KJ

    395KCAL

    20%
  • Fat

    23g

    high

    32%
  • Saturates

    14g

    high

    68%
  • Sugars

    26g

    high

    28%
  • Salt

    0.67g

    med

    11%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1993kJ/476kcal.
Ingredients
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • Chocolate sponge and sauce:
    1 heaped tsp cocoa powder
  • Handful of dark chocolate
  • Generous dash single cream
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
Method
  • Grease 4 ramekins and line the bases with baking paper.

  • Beat together the softened butter, caster sugar, cocoa powder, egg, milk and self-raising flour until smooth.

  • Divide between the ramekins and cook. For microwave cooking, cover each pudding with cling film and pierce the centre. Cook on high for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes (for a 750W cooker), or until the tops spring back when lightly pressed. Leave to stand for 1 minute, then carefully turn out. Or, to cook in the oven cover each pudding with foil, put in a roasting tin, pour in boiling water to come halfway up the ramekins, then cover the whole tin with foil. Bake at 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5 for 30 minutes.

  • To make the chocolate sauce, put some chopped dark chocolate, a generous dash of single cream and a spoonful of caster sugar in a bowl and stand it over a pan of simmering water, stirring often, until melted. Serve on the sponges.