Chocolate steamed pudding

Chocolate steamed pudding


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About this recipe: This wonderfully moist and delicious chocolate steamed pudding is a wintertime treat. Serve over the festive season with an endless array of sauces, or simply with cream or luxury ice cream.


Serves: 12 

  • 110g butter, softened
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 290g plain flour
  • 100g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 350ml milk
  • 60g chopped walnuts

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr25min  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr55min 

  1. Thoroughly grease bottom and sides of a 2-litre heatproof mould. Sprinkle with caster sugar and tap out excess.
  2. n large mixer bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs and blend well.
  3. In separate bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, cinnamon and bicarb; add to butter mixture alternately with milk until well blended. Stir in the chopped nuts.
  4. Spoon mixture into a greased mould. Cover with piece of greased aluminium foil, greased side down. Fold down edges of foil around rim; fasten securely with string.
  5. Place a rack in la large kettle or steamer; pour in water to top of rack. Heat water to boiling; place mould on rack. Reduce heat. Cover steamer and steam over simmering water for 1 hour and 25 minutes. (Add water, as needed, during steaming to keep water at rack level.)
  6. Remove mould from pan; cool 10 minutes on wire rack. Run tip of sharp knife around edges; invert on serving plate. Serve hot accompanied with sauces of your choice.

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