“I don’t want a birthday cake” my just turned six year old declared.
“I want a birthday pudding!”
So that’s what he got- chocolate self-saucing pudding with candles!
It was a bit of a strange request, but I can’t say I blame the birthday boy.
There is nothing better than warm, gooey, chocolatey cake, with even warmer, chocolate sauce, and a scoop of ice cream to top it off!
This old fashioned chocolate self-saucing pudding is the perfect birthday treat. It’s quick and easy to make, and it bakes while you eat dinner.
My kids think this recipe is magical.
You start with the cake batter in the bottom of your dish, then you pour on the dry sugar and coco mix, and then you gently gently pour boiling water over it all.
It doesn’t look like it’s going to turn out any good when you put it all together. It looks like you forgot to mix things properly and put all the ingredients in upside down, and to be honest, it looks kinda gross! But after 30 minutes in the oven it magically turns into cake on top with hot chocolate sauce hiding underneath.
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For the Sauce:
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and cooking temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures this website is useful.
I think we are going to encourage this birthday pudding tradition!