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Best ever chocolate pudding recipes

Spoil yourself with our 15 decadent and easy chocolate pudding recipes. Try flourless chocolate cake or melting chocolate and orange puddings - a chocoholic's dream

Ben’s Canteen chocolate and peanut butter brownies

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When brownies are this heavenly, they can be eaten at any time of day. Here’s the must-try, super easy recipe from Aussie brunch favourite, Ben’s Canteen in Battersea. Super easy to make, these can be cut into squares and popped in the lunchbox for a cheeky elevenses, or served with cream or ice cream for a decadent dessert

Ben's Canteen peanut butter brownies

Pear and chocolate puddings

The best chocolate puddings are the ones that you don’t have to share. We love these individual little pots of chocolate sponge and pear. Just add cream to serve and let your family and friends dive in.


Pain au choc bread and butter pudding

This is a real show stopping dessert but it’s incredibly easy to make. You can make this indulgent pud with croissants, but then you’d miss out on that extra chocolate hit.


Self-saucing chocolate pudding

Self-saucing chocolate pudding is a classic in Australia. It creates its own sauce below the sponge in the base of the dish. Make it up in advance, then sprinkle sugar and cocoa on top and pour over some boiling water and cook while you eat your starter and main over the festive period.


Chocolate espresso and hazelnut roulade

This chocolate, espresso and hazelnut roulade is everything you could want in a grown-up dessert. These flavours are classic combinations and while it may take a little more effort, it’s guaranteed to be a show-stopper.


Flourless chocolate cake (caprese)

The ground almonds in L’Anima Cafe’s caprese make this flourless chocolate cake beautifully smooth. The mascarpone cream adds a sweet extra and the redcurrants give a dash of colour.


Melting chocolate and orange puddings

Making self-saucing puddings might seem a bit tricky but this recipe is so easy to put together. You will end up with soft chocolate sponge on top and a rich chocolate and orange sauce underneath.


Dark chocolate fondants with liquid toffee centres

Impress loved ones with these devilishly delicious dark chocolate fondants. Velvety liquid toffee oozes out of these rich chocolate mini puds.


Milk chocolate and malt mousse cake

Satisfyingly smooth and indulgent, this chocolatey malt mousse cake topped with crunchy salted pretzels is a perfect pudding to make for the holidays

Milk chocolate and malt mousse cake

Chocolate meringue brownies

Chocolate brownies in cute cupcake form, topped with light and fluffy meringue for an extra special twist. Serve these easy brownies with tea and enjoy the compliments!


Raspberry and chocolate brownie cakes

Gooey and indulgent, chocolate brownies don’t need to be so square – you can use the mixture to make these fabulous cakes with added raspberries. These are quite delicate, so use a flexible 8–hole muffin tin (the rubbery ones), or line a rigid tin with paper cases.


Chocolate brownie, caramel crunch and peanut butter ice cream

This recipe for chocolate brownie, caramel crunch and peanut butter ice cream is from Dan Doherty of Duck and Waffle. It’s a decadent desert that’s actually easy to make, so it’s perfect for entertaining.


Chocolate fondant

An easy recipe to make this favourite melt-in-the-middle chocolate dessert. Still a winner on dinner-party menus. Serve with a little cream on the side.


Chocolate soufflé with hot chocolate sauce

People can be very frightened of soufflé, particularly chocolate soufflé, but this easy to follow recipe will give you plenty of confidence to bake light, fluffy and chocolatey soufflés for friends and family. Don’t be surprised if they ask for seconds!


Chocolate caramel pudding

Lindt balls buried in the centre of this deeply chocolatey pud give little melted caramel hits, perfect for a festive dessert that’s easy but really impressive

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