Slow Cooker Steamed Chocolate Pudding

Best chocolate pudding ever.

This dessert is very easy to make and ideal for the holidays because you can cook it in advance. It will happily steam in your slow cooker, leaving your oven space free for other items. It is the ideal alternative to a traditional Christmas pudding if you don’t like dried fruits.

I particularly love how chocolatey the pudding is, and the added chocolate sauce is absolute perfection. You can also serve this with strawberries plus cream or ice cream for added decadence 🙂

You will need a 2 litre/quart pudding bowl with a lid, and also a slow cooker large enough to hold that. (My slow cooker is 6 litres/quarts and it fits easily.)

I adapted this recipe from one I found on

Ingredients – serves 8:

  • 150g/5oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup (firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 100g/3.5oz chocolate (either dark or milk), broken into chunks
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup self raising flour
  • 1/4 cup plain (all purpose) flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup milk

Chocolate sauce:

  • 100g/3.5oz chocolate (either dark or milk), broken into chunks
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup thickened (heavy/double) cream


  • Grease your pudding bowl well with a little butter, or spray with cooking spray.
  • Put the butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and beat until pale & creamy. If you do this with an electric mixer then it will only take a couple of minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and use 30-second bursts in the microwave until just melting. Stir until smooth.
  • Add one egg to the butter mixture and beat until combined, then add the other egg and beat again.
  • Gradually pour in the melted chocolate, beating until combined.
  • Mix the two types of flour and the cocoa powder in a separate bowl, then slowly fold into the butter/chocolate mixture along with the milk until you have a smooth batter.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared pudding bowl and smooth the surface, then cover with the lid.
  • Place the pudding bowl into your slow cooker and carefully add boiling water until it comes halfway up the sides of the pudding bowl.
  • Put the lid of the slow cooker on and then cook on High for 4 hours.
  • Carefully remove the pudding bowl from the water (it will be very hot!) and leave to stand for 10 minutes before turning out the pudding.
  • If you are making the pudding in advance, let it cool completely and then wrap in cling wrap and foil. Refrigerate until you wish to eat. Re-heat the pudding by either returning to the bowl and steaming for up to 45 minutes (in the same way as you originally cooked it), or by placing on a microwaveable plate and zapping for a few minutes until warmed through.
  • To make the chocolate sauce, put the ingredients in a small saucepan over a medium heat and stir until melted. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for a couple of minutes – the sauce will thicken on cooling.
  • Serve the pudding with the chocolate sauce, plus some strawberries, cream or ice cream if you like.
  • Enjoy!

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2 Responses to Slow Cooker Steamed Chocolate Pudding

  1. OH MY GOD! that looks sooooooo goood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! will have to give this a go

  2. chefceaser says:

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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