Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding

Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding


February 22, 2015

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yields: 4-6



2 Cups Brown Sugar

2 Cups Plain Flour

6 Tablespoons Cocoa

4 teaspoons Baking Powder

1 teaspoon Salt

1 Cup Milk

4 Tablespoons Melted Butter

1 tsp Vanilla


1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Cocoa

5 Cups Boiling Water


1Mix sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in milk, melted butter and vanilla. Put into slow cooker.

2Fudge Topping- mix brown sugar and cocoa together and sprinkle over cake mix.

3Pour boiling water over the top slowly and Do Not Stir

4No Tea Towel required.

5Cook for 2 - 2 1/2hrs High

6Note: This is too big for a little slow cooker - use 5L or larger

Submitted by Jayne Louise Kennedy


59 Reviews


April 29, 2022

This is our “go to” chocolate self saucing pudding recipe. I use half brown sugar and half caster sugar for the pudding part. My eldest loves it so much, he asked me to make it on his 13th birthday. Thanks for the awesome recipe xo.

Tara some recipes NEED to be cooked at high. Not everything can be cooked on low …….


April 18, 2022

Can people start adding the Low settings time estimate to their recipes please? Some people need low settings too. Thank you 🙂


April 6, 2022

Yummy recipe so easy thank you


January 30, 2022

This is my go to recipe. It is very rich but I also add chocolate chips and raspberry jam.
It’s very easy to make, just put the batter and sauce into the slow cooker and let it do it’s thing.


June 25, 2021

What a luxurious rich desert. Easy to make and enjoyed by everyone who had it. Took a little bit longer in my slow cooker but will definitely make again. Thank you 😊

Andrea Palmer

May 16, 2021

I have made a lot of self saucing puddings and would just like to say CONGRATULATIONS… This is the absolute best recipe. Thank you so much.


April 15, 2021

The whole family loved this dessert. Will definitely do that one again


December 26, 2020

Made this gluten free – substituted gluten free flour. First time was too much sauce so reduced to 3 cups water second time and was perfect


June 20, 2020

Winner winner chicken dinner!! An absolutely indulgent dessert that I’ll be making again for sure. It made so much and I was only feeding 2 adults and 2 kids, on the upside we have dessert sorted for tomorrow now too 🙂 Super easy to make my 10 year old grandson helped with the measuring and mixing, he thought he was a master chef LOL


June 8, 2020

Is this mixture too much for 4.5litre slow cooker


May 22, 2020


This is excellent!! And it makes heaps, which is great for our family.


April 16, 2020

Was amazing followed recipe and easy to make, was so moist better than any self saucing pudding I’ve ever made in the oven!! Took 2 hours in my 5.5l slow cooker will make again!!


April 5, 2020

I’ve made this a few times and we LOVE IT! My mum had asked me to make it for her today but I only have self raising flour, can I use that instead of plain flour and baking powder?


December 24, 2019

Our family love it, easy on the pocket for a delicious pudd, moist sauce is just right, only pudd I get requested for from the grandkids


February 20, 2019

This is such a nice recipe, but way too sweet! I halve the sugar, and use 3 cups of water for the sauce (personal preference for a little less sauce).

maureen hurst

January 18, 2019

Hello does this go in a basin/bowl or straight into the slow cooker?

Zoe Davey

July 23, 2018

I normally cook my pudding in the oven but no more! The slow cooker made it so easy and it was delicious. definately recommend


July 22, 2018

Love this recipe, have used custard powder instead of cocoa, and used low gi sugar with less brown sugar.

Darren Warner

June 18, 2018

Best pudding I’ve ever tasted. Delicious

Sarah Chancellor

June 13, 2018

Best self saucing pudding I’ve ever had! So moist and gooey. I added a few cubes of crunchie chocolate. Definitely making this again!

Brooke Henderson

June 7, 2018

Can this be frozen?

Amanda Brown

June 5, 2018

So yummy. Was a huge hit.

Amanda Brown

June 5, 2018

So yummy.

Brodie Millar

June 5, 2018

Absolutely loved this! I made this in my 5.5L Slow Cooker and it was perfect. We served it with some ice cream for 2 Adults & 6 Kids with leftovers 😃


June 5, 2018

So yumm, makes so much. Was great, had left overs.

Tommy Wanoa

June 4, 2018

Made this lastnight, I’m not the greatest of cooks but this was soooo easy to make and turned out amazing!! My kids absolutely loved it and want more, were looking forward to making more things in our slow cooker 🙂


June 3, 2018

This is a great Chocolate pudding and a family favourite my kids and Husband ask for it regularly


June 3, 2018

This is my family’s favourite dessert and ask for it almost once a month don’t hesitate to cook it will be a firm favourite

‘Zoe Clausen

May 3, 2018

Was amazing I halfed the mixture and only cooked for
1 hour and added crushed hazelnuts


March 18, 2018

Very delicious. Made it for the first time tonight. My 3 year old licked her bowl cleaned :). Makes a generous amount.


July 20, 2017

Hi, just wondering if anyone has successfully doubled this recipe? Needing to cook for 10 people. Thanks in advance!

Diana Janetzki

July 19, 2017

Has anyone successfully doubled this recipe? If so, did cooking times vary? Will need to feed 10 people. Thanks in advance!

Vicki Alexander

July 7, 2017

Halved the recipe and used the 3.5ltr cooker. Cooked for 2.5 hours. Fed 3 adults and 3 littlies. Very much like my microwave recipe and is just as delicious. I’m sure it will be just as much a favourite.

Jessica Kaspers

June 17, 2017

I made this tonight and it is yum!

I only had 100% cocoa at home so mine was not really sweet but does have a lovely creamy flavor and I served it with vanilla ice cream to add sweetness.

I also only cooked mine for 1.5 hours and it is velvety soft!

Makes quite a big serve so would be great for a dinner party dessert

B Hunter

June 4, 2017

Made this and added 4tblspn of desiccated coconut in topping as I love love love chocolate and coconut together
Was perfect and delicious nom nom

That’s right 🙂


May 20, 2017

Just checking why this recipes has no eggs in it? Seems odd just about to try it for the first time 🙂


March 25, 2017

Made this last night, glad I checked it s at 1 hour and 40 minutes it was well and truly cooked. The cake portion was very dry, and could do with more sauce but the flavour was nice.


March 20, 2017

Please help I followed the recipe and I just went and checked it and it’s a bit watery


January 22, 2017

Just Awesome, everyone loved it and asked if I could do it again. I did reduce the sugar. Thankyou great recipe. 😊

Elizabeth purnell

December 21, 2016

Easy to follow recipe and will be making it again. I thought there may have been too much sauce but it thickened once cooled and it’s lovely to eat hot or cold so thanks for the rest open I’m so glad I tried it out

Michael Pinyon

December 4, 2016

You can substitute the cocoa powder for vanilla custard if you choose to have a different flavour


July 13, 2016

This is a delicious, big, rich and saucy dessert. I halved the brown sugar and it was a little too salty so I’m going to half that when I make it again tonight. So yummy.

Amelia Wright

June 27, 2016

I made this tonight and it was really yummy. Made it exactly as the recipe states and it made heaps and fed 4 adults and 2 kids easily with leftovers. Served it with ice cream and it was a massive hit ? Just note it is very rich ?

Rachael Morrison

June 26, 2016

Absolutely delicious! I did only use 1 & 1/2 cups of brown sugar and didn’t miss it at all! It makes a lot, easily feeds 6-8 very generous serves! Looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow!

Claire Mason

June 23, 2016

This recipe is a massive hit in our house!!
Easily feeds 5.
The kids ask for it every Sunday evening.

Krisha Guinea

June 22, 2016

Its was delish. I followed the recipe. It was yummy.


June 19, 2016

1st time making this tonight n omg it was sooooooo good!!! I cheated though, I used a chocolate cake mix that I had in the cupboard, made it up according to the directions on the back of the pack, then I went by the sauce recipe from this but cut the sugar content down, I used half a cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of cocoa n 2 cups of boiling water n was just perfect (Y)

Jess Barentsen

June 13, 2016

Very yummy! I was worried about the 5 cups of boiled water for the sauce (seemed a lot!) but it was perfect! Very gooey and saucy but not too rich. Easily serves 6 ppl with custard on the side ?


June 4, 2016

Hi, just checking is 5 cups of boiling water correct for the sauce? (Seems like a lot!)


May 14, 2016

Yummy pudding!
I halved the recipe as I was only making it for 2 and cooking time worked out to be about 2 hours.

Heather Gosper

May 7, 2016

This is a great recipe that’s not as sweet as it sounds. You end up with a soft gooey cake and slightly thick chocolate sauce. The sauce/cake ratio is a little out in my opinion and you can easily get away with 2 cups of boiling water rather than 3 and still have plenty. After eating the whole cake with sauce for each person we still have heaps of sauce left over.

I successfully cooked this recipe in my 3.5L with no issues at all too. I just had to extend the cooking time to 3.5hrs and it turned out perfectly. We will definitely make it again and recommend it to anyone who loves this type of dessert.

Heather Gosper

May 6, 2016

This recipe is delicious however the cake/sauce ratio is out. You can successfully use 1.5/2 cups of boiling water (with adjusted cocoa powder) and still have heaps of sauce.
I also made this in my 3.5L with no issues at all, the only difference is I had to cook it for 3.5hrs instead of 2.5.

Jen G

April 30, 2016

thanks for the cup and spoon measurements 🙂

elena kompar

April 3, 2016

Ill be adding smashed banana to the cake bit so its going to be chocolate banana selfsaucing pudding ☺


March 19, 2016

Soooooo yummy!!
A must for the family cook book

Melissa McClelland

January 31, 2016

this is soooo good! 🙂

Rachel Sweetman

January 18, 2016

This is THE best self saucing pudding recipe. Not only is it great in the slow cooker (have made it several times!), but at the weekend, I halved the recipe, and made it in the oven – 175 degC for 35-40 minutes.

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