eggless self saucing chocolate pudding

(Eggless!) Self Saucing Hot Chocolate Pudding

By now, I’m sure you’ve come to as eagerly anticipate the next recipe from Elisha Parikh as I do. Also (more famously) known as @ElitheBaker on Instagram, the fourteen-year old (yes, really) is a regular contributor here on TFD, having previously shared with us the pleasures of cheesecake-swirl brownies and a brookie loaf cake. This time she’s back with an equally Insta-friendly recipe: a hot chocolate self-saucing pudding! Before you ask, yes, it’s eggless too!

What the heck is a self-saucing chocolate pudding anyways?

eggless self saucing chocolate pudding

For the unfamiliar, a self-saucing chocolate pudding is not like any other chocolate dessert. The secret lies in sprinkling the batter with sugar and cocoa powder and then evenly pouring hot water over the surface. Yes, the baking dish might look a bit messy and murky when you’re popping it in the oven, but what emerges is pure magic. A rich pudding with a warm molten centre, moist cakey texture and a liquid pool of chocolate floating underneath!

As you’ll see below, this (EGGLESS) recipe requires just a few humble ingredients and little to no effort involved in stirring it together. Served with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of chocolate chips, this decadent dessert is sure to be a showstopper for any occasion!

Recipe: Eggless Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding


Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Wet ingredients:

  •  5 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vinegar

Topping and sauce:

  • 3 tbsp castor sugar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1½ cup boiling water

To serve:

  • Ice cream of choice
  • Chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/350 degrees F.
  • Grease an 8 inch round ovenproof baking dish.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine
  • Pour in the wet ingredients and fold in. Be sure not to over-mix (as this will result in a dense chewy texture).
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and smoothen out with the back of a metal spoon.
  • Prepare the topping by mixing together the sugars and  cocoa powder. Sprinkle this all over the batter.
  • Pour the boiling water over the toping and do not mix.
  • Bake the pudding for 20-25 minutes until the sides are set but the centre of the cake still has a slight wobble.
  • Allow to cool for not more than 5 mins before serving hot with some ice cream and chocolate chips!
eggless self saucing chocolate pudding

About Elisha Parikh:

Elisha Parikh, more famously known as “Elithebaker” on Instagram is a self-taught, 14 year-old baker. She loves experimenting with classic recipes as well as creating new ones. 

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