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Nan's Chocolate Steamed Pudding

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Desserts
Servings: 6
Author: Lauren


  • 1 1/2 cups of self raising flour
  • 85 g of butter - softened
  • 85 g of caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 4 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa


  • Line the base of a small pudding tin with baking paper and reserve an extra piece to cover the top.
  • Half fill a large saucepan with water and place over a medium/high heat - bring it to the boil.
  • Sift the self raising flour and cocoa into a small bowl and set aside until needed.
  • Place the softened butter and caster sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and combine until pale and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla essence and combine well.
  • Add the milk and sifted flour/cocoa to the mixture alternatively and mix until combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the pudding tin and place the extra piece of baking paper over the top before putting on the lid.
  • Carefully place the pudding tin in the saucepan of boiling water before reducing the heat so that the water is simmering and cover with the saucepan lid.
  • Allow the pudding to cook for 1 1/2 hours, don't forget to keep an eye on the water level and top up as needed.
  • Carefully remove the pudding tin from the saucepan before leaving to cool in tin for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully turn pudding onto a plate, before cutting into slices and serve with custard or ice cream - YUM!