Steamed chocolate sponge pudding

    1 hour 50 min

    A simple chocolate sponge pudding, steamed to perfection. Serve with cream, chocolate sauce or chocolate custard.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 75g self raising flour
    • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 1 pinch of salt
    • 100g butter
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Sift flour, cocoa, cornflour and salt into a bowl.
    2. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, adding a tablespoon of the flour mixture with each egg. Beat until well combined. Fold in the remaining flour with the milk.
    3. Transfer mixture to a 750ml pudding basin. Cover securely with buttered parchment or foil.
    4. Place the basin in a pan of boiling water, cover and steam for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until risen and firm. (Ensure you keep checking the water level in the pan, refilling as needed, so that it doesn't boil dry.)
    5. To serve, turn out onto a warm plate and serve with cream or custard.

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    I've made this loads of times and it's a really good pudding. Dead easy and quick to make and the results are always good. It's just chocolatey enough and it's a nice, light texture. Great recipe  -  29 Jun 2013