Chocolate Sponge Pudding with Hot Chocolate Sauce
Steamed Chocolate Sponge Pudding with Hot Chocolate Sauce. Enough said!
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Ingredients
For the sponge
  • 175 g (6 oz) butter, room temperature and cut into pieces
  • 175 g (6 oz) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 125 g (4½ oz) self-raising flour
  • 50 g (2 oz) cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A big pinch of salt
For the sauce
  • 150 g (5 oz) dark chocolate (min. 55% cocoa solids)
  • 100 ml (3½ fl oz) whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 knob of butter
Instructions
Make the sponge
  1. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl.
  2. Add the remaining sponge ingredients and beat well.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a buttered 2-pint bowl and spread evenly.
  4. Cover the top of the mixture with a circle of baking paper. Cover the top of the bowl with a sheet of aluminium foil into which a pleat has been folded. Secure with 2 or 3 rubber bands or string.
  5. Trim the excess foil and place the bowl in a large pan of water. The water should come about half way up the bowl.
  6. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for 2 hours. Top up the water if necessary.
  7. Remove the bowl from the pan and leave to cool for 10 minutes before unwrapping and turning out onto a plate.
Prepare the sauce
  1. Place all the sauce ingredients in a pan and stir together while heating very gently.
  2. Once you have a smooth glossy sauce, it's ready!
Titli's Tips
The sauce and pudding can be cooked beforehand and stored in the fridge. Simply rewarm them gently in the microwave before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 498 24%
Calories from Fat 283
Total Fat 31.5g 48%
Saturated Fat 15.8g 79%
Unsaturated Fat 8.9g
   
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 52.4g 17%
Dietary Fibre 2.5g 10%
Sugars 26.4g
Protein 5.3g 10%
Cholesterol 128.6mgs 42%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.