£20 OFF your first shop

Welcome to Ocado, the online supermarket

  1. Register – it only takes 30 seconds
  2. Book a delivery slot and start shopping
  3. Add your voucher code as you check out

Order by: 31/01/2015   Minimum spend: £80   Terms apply

Voucher code:


Register now ►

Chocolate Puddings

A treat for all chocoholics. These simple-to-make puddings bake until a light sponge surrounds a rich, creamy chocolate centre.

Good with softly whipped double cream or hot custard flavoured with grated orange zest.

Leftovers can be coarsely chopped and spooned over vanilla ice cream with hot fudge sauce to make a special sundae.

Printable version    A4    |    A5    |    Index card

See products for this recipe

Prepare Ahead

Steps 1 and 2 can be prepared several hours in advance, ready for popping in the oven at the last minute.


  1. 1

    Generously butter the sides and bottom of the moulds. Cut a piece of greaseproof paper to fit in the bottom of each and put in position, then butter. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/Gas 6).

  2. 2

    Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, without letting the bowl touch the water, and stir for 5 minutes, or until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside.

  3. 3

    With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until blended and smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, then add the vanilla. Sift the flour and salt together and gently stir in, then stir in the chocolate. Divide the batter equally between the moulds: the mixture won’t fill them to the tops.

  4. 4

    Put the pudding moulds on a baking tray and bake for 12–15 minutes, or until the sides are set but the centres are still soft when lightly pressed with your fingertips.

  5. 5

    Put an individual serving plate on top of each pudding, then, wearing oven gloves, invert both so the pudding sits on the serving plate. Remove the lining paper. Serve the puddings hot.


  • 45g butter, softened, extra for greasing
  • 250g dark chocolate , chopped
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 45g plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt

Serves 4

Total time required Total time:

  • Preparation time:
  • Cooking time:

Recipe shopping list

7 products

Key to icons
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Microwaveable
  • Frozen
  • Freezable
  • Video
  • More info
  • Tesco price match
  • Favourites
  • Shopping lists
  • Low Price Promise

Recipe published with permission from © Dorling Kindersley Limited. The Cooking Book 2008


The Cooking Book

Tell your friends what you've got cooking

Want to share this recipe with others? Just click the button below to tell your Facebook friends what you're planning to whip up in the kitchen.

Life guarantee
* Minimum life based on 'use-by' date of product. Average life based on last week's deliveries. Life guarantee shown based on delivery tomorrow and includes day of delivery. Please book a slot to view Life guarantee for your chosen delivery day. See Terms and Conditions for further details.
Tesco price match
** Matched to Tesco's standard retail price on 26-Nov-2014. See our Terms and Conditions for full details.