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.
- 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
- 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.
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