Easy chocolate self saucing pudding


Easy chocolate self saucing pudding

The cheapest and easiest pudding you will ever make.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Desserts


  • 1 Chocolate cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups Boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons Caster sugar


  • Pre heat oven to 180*C
  • Make cake mix by directions on the back of the box, mixing by hand with a spoon.
  • Pour batter into an oven safe dish.
  • Into measured boiling water add cocoa and sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  • Pour the cocoa mix over the back of a tablespoon over the batter mix (so pouring doesn't pit the batter). The sauce will sink to the bottom, when cooked.
  • Bake for approx 25 mins checking with a skewer only the batter depth.
  • When done leave to cool for a few minutes. Dust with a little icing sugar if you wish. Serve with ice cream.


I use a $0.70c home brand cake mix for this. (2023 and it's now $0.90c)
This is easy and cheaper than a self saucing pudding box mix.
Can be frozen.
Can make as individual servings, may need extra sauce ingredients.  If individual leave room for ice cream in bowl when this is cooked.


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    • Bella on October 6, 2023 at 6:25 pm
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    5 stars
    Thankyou very much, I’m making this recipe right now for the third time and the family loves it !!!.

  1. Bella, good to hear that you enjoy this easy way to make a great dessert.

    • Francine on April 22, 2024 at 9:36 pm
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    5 stars
    Easy hack for a GF cake mix – delicious 😀

    1. Francine I didn’t think of the gluten free cake mix angle, good going. 🙂

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