The Pudding Club's Steamed Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Sheer indulgence for chocolate lovers - a moist dark chocolate sponge topped with it's own delicious nutty fudge sauce.


  • 1

    Butter a 1.7 litre pudding basin.

  • 2

    To prepare the topping, put the chocolate pieces into a heat proof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water - the bottom of the bowl should not touch the water or become too hot.

  • 3

    Warm the chocolate, stirring frequently and gently with a rubber spatula, when melted remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, cream and nuts.

  • 4

    Spoon the mixture into the bottom of the pudding basin.

  • 5

    For the sponge, beat the butter and brown sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy.

  • 6

    Gradually add the eggs, beating all the time. Sift the flour and cocoa powder together over the mixture and fold in carefully.

  • 7

    Turn the sponge mixture into the basin.

  • 8

    Cover the top of the basin with a double thickness of greaseproof paper, making a pleat in the middle to allow for expansion.

  • 9

    Secure under the rim with string.

  • 10

    Place the pudding basin into a steamer or stand on a trivet in a saucepan containing enough water to come about halfway up the side.

  • 11

    Cover tightly and steam for 1 1/2 hours, topping up with more boiling water if necessary.

  • 12

    Turn the pudding out onto a warmed plate and serve with chocolate sauce (see recipe) or pouring cream.

Serves: 4-6 people
  • Ease of preparation: Medium
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 50 minutes


  • 120g Butter - plus extra to grease
  • 120g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs - beaten
  • 90g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 heaped tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • For the Fudge Nut Chocolate Topping:
  • 180g Dark Chocolate - in pieces
  • 1 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • 5 tbsp Single Cream
  • 60g mixed Nuts - toasted and roughly chopped.

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What people are saying

  • So good

    Having experience of the Pudding club in UK I was attracted to this. Made it for the first time and it was devoured in no time, our guests just loved it. So chocolaty, moist mmm delicious!

    , Greece said on 10/11/2015

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