Chocolate and banana self saucing pudding is the perfect winter dessert, your family will love this easy recipe.
I have to give credit to my husband Mike for this recipe, it was his idea to add banana to this easy chocolate pudding. Now chocolate and banana self saucing pudding is the favourite dessert in our house. Such an indulgent treat to have after dinner.
To make this recipe simply sift together the flour, baking powder, cocoa and sugar. I like to add a pinch of salt to balance the flavours. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients then pour in milk, melted butter and crack in the egg. Mash the banana well then add that to the bowl. Stir everything together to create a cake like batter.
Pour the batter into a greased ovenproof dish and spread to the edges. Now it is time to make the sauce. Simply mix together boiling water, brown sugar and cocoa. Pour the liquid over the batter so there is a liquid layer over the top.
It’s amazing how the liquid on top turns into a smooth chocolate sauce underneath the pudding once it is baked. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top springs back once lightly touched. All ovens are different and you don’t want over cook the pudding or there will not be any sauce left, so make sure you check after the 25 minute mark.
I like to serve my chocolate and banana self saucing pudding with vanilla ice cream. You could also serve it with pouring cream or hot custard. The boys in my family love custard.
Common questions about Chocolate and Banana Self Saucing pudding:
Can I use frozen bananas for this recipe? You sure can! If your bananas start to go brown before you can use them, peel them and place in a plastic bag in the freezer. When you want to bake with them, place them in a bowl and allow to defrost. Drain off any excess water before mashing.
How long will this keep for? This pudding is best eaten on the day you make it. However, it will keep well in the fridge overnight.
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- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp cocoa
- ½ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 50g butter, melted
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1½ cups boiling water
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup cocoa
- Preheat the oven to 180°C fan bake. Grease an ovenproof dish.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cocoa.
- Make a well in the centre and add the milk, egg, melted butter and mashed banana.
- Fold everything together then pour into the dish, spread to the edges.
- Mix the boiling water with brown sugar and cocoa, pour over the batter in the dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the pudding springs back when lightly touched.
- Serve immediately with ice cream, cream or custard.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 187mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 3gSugar: 42gProtein: 6g
Nutritional values are approximate. Please use your own calculations if you require a special diet.