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Gooey, Fudgy Chocolate Pudding Recipe

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This blog post was brought to you in partnership with Finish.

Tell me if I’m wrong, but aren’t we just simple creatures at heart? We want to be able to eat all the chocolate pudding we please, and not have it go to our hips. We want money to grow on trees. And then, we just want everything to be EASY and work as it should.

You feel me?

On the last point, I don’t know if I’m getting older or possibly less tolerant, but I get a little frustrated when things don’t work. Like when our washing machine stopped working properly. I had a proper tantrum, one to rival that of my youngest child. But I’m also stoked when something DOES work and I’ll sing it from the rooftops. One thing that has always worked for me, has been Finish Dishwashing Tablets {and don’t tell anyone, ESPECIALLY my mum, but only scrape food particles off my dishes before putting them in the dishwasher – I don’t thoroughly rinse them. If you’re reading this mum, I’m sorry}. They’ve got a new and improved formula {Finish Quantum Ultimate Dishwashing Tablets}, but I’ve found that they’ve always worked best for stuck on food, greasy trays and stuff and making glasses shiny.

And now for chocolate puddings, this one is indulgent and fudgy and gooey, and I can’t make any promises about it not going straight to your hips… but I will tell you that it will make you happy when you’re eating it, and sometimes that’s all that matters.

It’s got that perfect amount of baked on crunch around the edges, and when you dig the spoon into the middle, a delicious pool of chocolate sauce emerges. Perfection.

And then once you’ve eaten it all up, and you’re sitting down to watch the Real Housewives of OC, you let the dishwasher {aka Hubby, I kid… the ‘actual’ dishwasher} do all the work, and get rid of those baked on chocolate-y stains. Because the TV needs your undivided attention, because will Vicky and Tamra be best friends this season, or enemies? WE NEED TO KNOW.

See, sparkly, no stress and no disappointment.

If you’re wanting to stock up on pudding ingredients, the recipe is below. And if you’re keen to get a bargain on your Finish Quantum Ultimate Dishwashing Tablets, then keep an eye on your local Woolies for when they may be on sale.

Gooey, Fudgy Chocolate Pudding Recipe


1 cup plain flour

1/2 cup caster sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

Pinch of salt

3/4 cup milk

70g butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Vanilla ice cream, to serve


1/2 cup caster sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder 

1 1/4 cups boiling water


1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Boil your kettle in preparation to make the sauce. Lightly grease a medium baking dish with butter.

2. In a bowl combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Mix to combine. Add in the melted butter, milk and vanilla and whisk to combine and make as smooth as possible.

3. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

4. In a small bowl combine the sauce ingredients – just the sugars and cocoa. Do not add the boiling water. Mix together and sprinkle evenly over the unbaked pudding. Gently pour over the boiling water. Don’t mix it. Just let it sit as it is, it will do it’s magic as it bakes.

5. Place into the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until it’s crunchy on the outside and the centre is still a bit wobbly. Serve with vanilla ice cream.