Happy 1st Birthday, After Taste and Self-Saucing Chocolate Puddings

I had a birthday this week. Not my birthday but my blog’s birthday. Yup, After Taste turned 1 year old. I felt like a doting parent devoting an entire post to After Taste and the past year, so I decided to pair it with some kind of cake. No birthday is ever complete without a birthday cake!

The memories of this self-saucing chocolate pudding go back maybe 10 or 15 years. It can be made for 3 or 4 people or as big as you need, to fill lots of hungry tummies on a school camp, in a trusty camp kitchen! It is just delicious, and goes super well served with some vanilla ice cream and some hot custard….amen!

I must admit, I can tell you it tastes just as good cold from the fridge the next day, too. There is just something about cold leftovers, especially dessert. Maybe I’m alone here..

Have a good weekend everyone!

Self-Saucing Chocolate Puddings
Makes 4

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • vanilla essence


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 white sugar
  • 1 tsp cocoa
  • 1 cup boiling water

Sift the dry ingredients and mix in with the milk and the melted butter. Pour into four greased ramekins or one large greased dish.

For the syrup, mix the brown sugar, sugar, cocoa and boiling water together. Divide the syrup between each dish. Bake for 180 degrees for about 20 – 30 minutes.

I have decided to enter this Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding into Sweet New Zealand for September. This month is hosted by Alessandra from Alessandra Zecchini.

Get along and check out all the fantastic entries at the end of the month. You will not be disappointed.


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