Hot chocolate self-saucing pudding with toasted marshmallows

Adam Liaw
Hot chocolate in pudding form.
Hot chocolate in pudding form. Photo: William Meppem

This self-saucing dessert is a dream for kids and chocolate-loving adults alike. It's like hot chocolate in pudding form.


½ cup milk

4 tbsp cocoa powder, plus extra to dust

1 cup self-raising flour

1½ cups soft brown sugar

1 egg

50g butter, melted

6 marshmallows

vanilla ice-cream, to serve


1. Heat your oven to 180C (160C fan-forced). Heat the milk in a microwave for around one minute, then mix in half the cocoa powder. Combine in a bowl with the flour, half the brown sugar, egg and melted butter and mix to a smooth batter. Pour into a greased one-litre ovenproof dish.

2. Mix the remaining cocoa powder and sugar with a cup of freshly boiled water and pour over the batter. Bake the pudding for about 25 minutes, then remove from the oven and put the marshmallows on top.

3. Bake for a further five minutes, until the pudding is set and the marshmallows are toasted. Dust with a little extra cocoa and serve warm with a scoop of ice-cream.

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Find more of Adam Liaw's recipes in the Good Food Favourite Recipes cookbook.

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