There’s something truly magical about this recipe for vegan pudding. A warm and gooey chocolate pudding with a rich, chocolate sauce. The combination of a light and fluffy pudding with a rich, chocolatey sauce is simply irresistible. Whether you’re looking for a comforting dessert after a long day, or a sweet treat to enjoy with your morning coffee or tea. This recipe for self saucing chocolate pudding is the perfect choice.
This chocolate pudding desserts recipe is easy to make and requires no special ingredients. The chocolate pudding cake is made from a simple mixture of plant based milk and butter, sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and flax egg. This mixture is poured into a baking dish and topped with a mixture of sugar, cocoa powder, and boiling water. As the pudding bakes, the sauce forms at the bottom of the dish. Creating a delicious and gooey chocolate sauce that perfectly complements the light and fluffy pudding.
Another advantage of this chocolate pudding with sauce is that it’s a great option for those who are looking for an indulgent dessert that’s easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious dessert in no time. Additionally, this dessert is a great option for those who are looking to use up ingredients they already have on hand..
- Instructions - How make chocolate pudding
- MICROWAVE IT
- Top tip - Recipe for vegan pudding
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- Recipe for vegan pudding
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When it comes to preparing this homemade chocolate pudding from scratch, it’s important to use high-quality cocoa powder. The cocoa powder is the star of this dessert. So using a high-quality cocoa powder will make all the difference in the final product. Or just preferably use anything other that hot chocolate powder. Additionally, it’s important to use boiling water when making the sauce. The boiling water helps to dissolve the sugar and cocoa powder. Creating a smooth and silky sauce that perfectly complements the pudding.
- Gluten Free flour - This can either be gluten free plain or self-raising flour. If you don’t want to make this gluten free - look at my substitutes list below.
- Dairy Free Butter – This can be in spread or block form at room temperature .
- Caster sugar – I like to use caster sugar in my cakes which is just very refined sugar. So if you can’t find caster sugar I’d recommend using refined or normal granulated sugar.
- Flax seed - this is combined with water to act as our egg substitute.
- Ice Cream - I used plant based double cream to make this dairy free
- For extra sweetness drizzle this pudding with some vegan caramel. Check out my super easy 3 ingredient caramel here.
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Instructions - How make chocolate pudding
Making vegan dessert quick
When it comes to serving this chocolate pudding baked, there are a few options to consider. You can serve it warm straight from the oven. Or you can let it cool to room temperature and enjoy it as is. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, you can even top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Or a dollop of whipped cream (plant based of course if you're making it vegan).
- Begin by mixing together the flax seed and water, then set aside and start whisking together the dry ingredients until combined
2. Next pour in the wet ingredients including the flax egg and mix until smooth
3. Pour into your cake tin. Then in a bowl combine the sugar and cocoa and sprinkle on top of the batter.
4. Finally pour over the boiling water and bake in the oven for 30 mins at 180°c or until all the liquid from the surface has been absorbed and the cake is spongy to the touch.
5. Once baked allow the cake to cool before enjoying with some ice cream and caramel.
If you’d prefer not to make this chocolate pudding recipe vegan or gluten free. Simply substitute the ingredients that correlate to your needs to make this chocolate pudding easy recipe suitable for your diet.
- Gluten free - If you’d prefer not to make this chocolate self saucing pudding gluten-free simply substitute the gluten-free flour for normal plain flour.
- Dairy free - If you’d prefer not to make this chocolate pudding dairy free. Simply substitute the dairy free butter for ordinary butter, specifically block butter
- Flax seed - if you’d prefer to make this chocolate pudding eggless, substitute the flaxseed and water combo for 1 egg.
- Ice Cream - Simply substitute the plant based ice cream for ordinary ice cream if you’d prefer not to make this dairy free/vegan.
Even if you don’t follow a specific diet (eg. gluten free), you may have friends or family that could use this.
Simple ways you can change this chocolate pudding cake recipe to better suit your dinner guests:
One of the key benefits of this dessert is that it’s versatile. You can enjoy it as is, or add your favorite toppings, such as fresh berries, whipped cream, or even a sprinkle of chopped nuts. It’s perfect for serving at dinner parties, as a comforting dessert after a long day, or as a sweet treat to enjoy with your morning coffee or tea.
That's right you can make this pudding in the microwave in less than 5 minutes! Simply divide the recipe by 4, following the same principles of this recipe but instead of baking it, microwave your pudding in a small microwave safe dish for 2 minutes. That's it!
One of the secrets to making a perfect vegan pudding easy, is to use the right baking dish. A shallow baking dish is best for this dessert, as it allows the pudding to cook evenly and the sauce to form at the bottom of the dish.
Additionally, it’s important to let the pudding cool for a few minutes before serving. This allows the sauce to thicken and become gooey, creating the perfect texture of cake with chocolate pudding.For this recipe you’ll need a heatproof glass/ceramic dish, this is the one I used which I greased and floured to prevent it sticking to the dish.
Storing and freezing chocolate pudding easy
HOW LONG DOES chocolate pudding homemade LAST?
This will stay good at room temperature for up to 3 days, and in the freezer for up to 2 months if stored in an airtight container.
Top tip - Recipe for vegan pudding
Although this chocolate pudding recipe easy and simple to make, here are just a few expert tips I'd recommend:
Use a deep dish to bake this cake as the sauce tends to boil over when baking.
Make sure to let the flax egg sit for at least 5 minutes to activate and thicken before adding to the batter.
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Recipe for vegan pudding
- Tart tin
- 225 ml Plant based milk
- 80 g Vegan butter
- 1 tablespoon Flax seed
- 3 tablespoon Water
- 90 g Sugar
- 150 g Gluten Free flour
- ½ teaspoon Baking powder
- 30 g Cocoa powder
- 140 g Brown Sugar
- 30 g Cocoa powder
- 200 ml Boiling Water
- Plant based Ice cream
- Plant based Caramel
- Begin by mixing together the flax seed and water, then set aside and start whisking together the dry ingredients until combined1 tablespoon Flax seed, 90 g Sugar, 150 g Gluten Free flour, ½ teaspoon Baking powder, 30 g Cocoa powder, 3 tablespoon Water
- Next pour in the wet ingredients including the flax egg and mix until smooth225 ml Plant based milk, 80 g Vegan butter
- Pour into your cake tin. Then in a bowl combine the sugar and cocoa and sprinkle on top of the batter.30 g Cocoa powder, 140 g Brown Sugar
- Finally pour over the boiling water and bake in the oven for 30 mins at 180°c or until all the liquid from the surface has been absorbed and the cake is spongy to the touch.200 ml Boiling Water
- Once baked allow the cake to cool before enjoying with some ice cream and caramel.Plant based Ice cream, Plant based Caramel
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