Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding


Chocolate self-saucing pudding has got to be THE BEST dessert of all time! I used to make this a lot (from the good old Edmonds cookbook) when I was younger for the family on weekends. Since going all gluten-free, refined sugar-free etc about 10 years ago, I sadly haven't made this dessert since! This amazingly delicious dessert is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, paleo and honestly tastes exactly like the real thing.

This pudding is super tasty on it's own, the sauce really does make it. Otherwise you could serve it with coconut or Greek yoghurt, or go all out and make some paleo ice cream to go with it 😋.

P.s. don't be alarmed when you pour the water over the pudding, it may seem like a lot but as the pudding cooks the sauce thickens and turns deeeelicious! When I was testing this recipe, I only used half the amount of water and there wasn't nearly enough sauce for my liking 😊. 

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Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding


  • 1 & 1/2 cups ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder or 100% cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Blue Coconut coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

Chocolate Sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp cacao powder or 100% cocoa powder
  • 1 & 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Pre-heat the oven to fan bake at 180 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. Use a whisk to remove any lumps.
  3. Add the wet ingredients and mix again until combined. 
  4. Pour the mixture into an oven-proof baking dish. 
  5. To make the sauce, mix together the boiling water, maple syrup and vanilla.
  6. Using a sieve, dust the cacao powder over the batter, then pour the sauce over the batter using the back of a spoon. 
  7. Bake the pudding in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the pudding is cooked through.

Serves 4-6

If you make this choc-self saucing pudding then please tag me on Instagram or Facebook as I LOVE seeing your creations and I really appreciate your help in growing this community 😊💛

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