James Martin’s chocolate pudding recipe

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serves: 4 - 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap

Nutrition per portion

Calories 391 kCal 20%
Fat 20.2g 29%
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  • James Martin’s chocolate pudding is a really simple recipe with delicious and gooey results, making the perfect mid-week treat. It is an easy pudding to make and should be served with the chocolate sauce and a dollop of cream.


    • 100g butter (softened)
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 100g self-raising flour
    • 25g cocoa powder (sieved)
    • 2 medium-sized eggs (beaten)
    • 1 x 425g can of prunes
    • 25g cocoa powder
    • 25g muscovado sugar
    • 1 x 170g can of evaporated milk
    • To serve:
    • Icing sugar, with cream or Greek yogurt


    • Put the softened butter, caster sugar and self-raising flour in a mixing bowl with the sieved cocoa powder and beaten eggs. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined.

    • Drain, stone and mash the prunes.

    • Add the prunes to the pudding mixture and combine thoroughly. Smooth the mixture into a 1-litre ovenproof dish.

    • Whisk the cocoa powder and muscovado sugar into the evaporated milk. Pour all the sauce over the pudding mixture and bake for 30-35 mins at 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4 until firm on top.

    • Serve warm dusted with icing sugar, with cream or Greek yoghurt.

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