Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding: Cake Floating on the Sauce: An Unusual Dessert
Long back, I read this recipe of chocolate self saucing pudding in a very famous cooking magazine.
Found the name itself really interesting but was confused as to how a part of it would become cake and the other part would be sauce…..which means both cake and sauce together at one go and in one recipe only.
Though I was very sceptical of the outcome but it appealed to me so much that I couldn’t resist myself from trying it.
And yes….you guessed it right. The results were awesome. Liked by everybody. Especially kids went crazy.
Since then I have made it so many times and every time a big hit.
It is a no-fail recipe. The only time it didn’t come out good was when I didn’t have all the ingredients plus used my estimation of the remaining ones.
So an important lesson learnt that day. Always follow the recipe for baking cakes.
The beauty of this pudding is that the cake will rise to the top and the custard sauce will be at the bottom.
It is a very unusual dessert which can be served hot or cold.
It can be made in advance and microwaved later.
Serve it with vanilla ice cream and see the magic….
Let’s see how to make this unusual dessert… Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding…
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 45 minutes
Serves: 6 to 8 people
A. For the Cake
1/2 Cup(50 gms) All Purpose Flour (Maida)
1/2 Cup(60 gms) Wheat Flour (Atta)
1.5 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Cup (100 ml) Vegetable Oil
3/4 Cup(140 gms) Sugar (Granulated)
1 Cup (130 ml) Milk, at room temperature
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup(60 gms) Dark Chocolate Melted
B. For the Sauce
1/2 Cup(100 gms) Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup(100 gms) Sugar Powdered
1/4 Cup + 1 Tsp (25 gms) Cocoa Powder
2 Cups ( 400 ml ) Boiling Water
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
For the Cake
- Grease an ovenproof dish, preferably deep and round, of 8″ and, and keep it aside.
- Take oil and sugar in a bowl and beat it for 4-5 minutes using a spoon or a wire whisk, till the colour changes a little.
- Sift flours and baking powder at least 2 times.
- Add flour mix to the oil-sugar mix in 2-3 batches.
- Add milk and mix everything nicely but gently.
- It should be of flowing consistency. If required, add little more milk, 1 tsp at a time.
- Add melted dark chocolate and mix well so that everything gets incorporated well.
- Now transfer this batter to the greased dish.