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Chocolate Fudge Upside Down Pudding

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This looks like a dreadful mistake until fully baked - my kids used to call it Cow-pat pudding! As it bakes, though, it separates out into a light sponge top with a thick fudge sauce below. It can be served hot or cold, with cream or ice-cream if you really don't care about the calories!


Serves: 6 to 8

  • 6 ounces self-rising flour (sifted)
  • 10 ounces superfine sugar (white or brown)
  • 2 ounces unsweetened cocoa (sifted)
  • 2 ounces butter (softened, plus a little for greasing)
  • 4 fluid ounces milk
  • 4 ounces chocolate chips (OR chopped nuts, OR chopped dates)
  • 14 fluid ounces water (just off the boil)


Chocolate Fudge Upside Down Pudding is a community recipe submitted by SavAged and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Pre-heat oven to Gas 5/ 190°C/ 375°F
  • Butter a 2 pint ovenproof dish
  • Sift the flour, 4oz of the sugar and 1oz of the unsweetened cocoa into a mixing bowl.
  • Beat in the butter and milk
  • Stir in the nuts, dates or choc chips
  • Press into the buttered dish. The mixture is quite stiff and resembles the aforementioned Cow-pat!
  • Mix the remaining unsweetened cocoa and sugar, and dredge over the top of the cow-pat.
  • Pour over the water (Yes, really! I know, it looks a disaster, but have faith, trust me, it DOES work.)
  • Bung it in the oven and give it 35 minutes, until the top is risen with a nice, bubbly crust.
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