Mini Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Mini Chocolate Pudding Cakes

These individual Self-Saucing Mini Chocolate Pudding Cakes are the perfect quick and easy dessert for guests!  As they bake, the cake batter rises to the top creating layers of moist cake and saucy intense chocolate pudding!

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword chocolate pudding cake, individual chocolate puddings, self-saucing chocolate pudding
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 4 mini cakes
Calories 393 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup milk or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For the topping:

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup hot boiling water

Serving suggestion:

  • homemade caramel sauce
  • vanilla ice cream
  • berries


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place 4 ramekins ( 6 oz.each) on a baking sheet ( no need to grease them).
  2. Mix the topping ingredients in a separate bowl and set them aside.
  3. Prepare the cake: Place the chocolate chips and oil in a large bowl and microwave them for 45 seconds until the chocolate is melted.
  4. Add the buttermilk, egg, sugar and cocoa powder to the chocolate mixture and whisk them well.

  5. In a small bowl mix the flour and baking powder, then fold them gently into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Divide the cake batter among the 4 ramekins, and divide the cocoa-sugar mixture sprinkling on top of the cake batter (about 2 heaping tablespoons per ramekin).

  7. Now carefully pour the boiling water ( 1/4 cup on each ramekin) onto of the overfilled mixture. Do not mix the layers at all.
  8. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for about 12 minutes until the cake rises to the top and looks set and cooked. It will puff a little and may deflate as it cools down -don’t worry if that happens!
  9. Serve warm or chill and enjoy with homemade caramel sauce and ice cream (or whipped cream!)

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Mini Chocolate Pudding Cakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cake)
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Potassium 288mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 41g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 1.7%
Calcium 9%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.