Steamed Chocolate Sponge Pudding

04 Feb

This week I fancied something a little different and I’ve been looking to make a steamed pudding for a while. So, with thoughts of doing a ginger or golden syrup pudding I asked the family and they said chocolate!

This is a basic recipe for a steamed chocolate sponge pudding. It’s very much like making a chocolate cake but the cooking is different. Steaming gives the cake a different texture, hence it’s more like a pudding than a cake. It’s also a much slower method of cooking so allow plenty of time.

The pudding would be nice served with custard or chocolate sauce but I decided to go for whipped cream.


Serves: 4
  • 75g self raising flour
  • 15g cocoa powder
  • 15g cornflour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation method

  • cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time beating in between until well combined.
  • sift in the flour, cocoa, cornflour and salt
  • fold in to combine
  • transfer batter to a pudding bowl and cover with foil (or buttered greaseproof paper)
  • place the bowl in a large pan of water, the water should reach about half way up the pudding bowl
  • cover the pan and steam for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, check the water often so that it doesn’t boil dry.
  • the pudding is cooked when it has risen and is firm.

Steamed chocolate Pudding Steamed chocolate Pudding


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1 Comment

Posted by on February 4, 2013 in other food


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One response to “Steamed Chocolate Sponge Pudding

  1. Emily (@amummytoo)

    February 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    YUM! I really shouldn’t be hungry this time of night but I am now! Pinned and Stumbled. Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek. New linky up tomorrow 🙂


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