• When peanut butter and chocolate get together, it is indeed a match made in heaven. These peanut butter and chocolate self-saucing puddings are the perfect sweet treat and it only takes 30 minutes to make. Whip it up for the family after dinner *nudge, nudge, wink, wink*

    Recipe and styling by Nomvuselelo Mncube

    Photograph by Dylan Swart

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    Peanut butter and chocolate self-saucing puddings

    By Nomvuselelo Mncube Serves: 8
    Total Time: 30 mins


    • 350g cake flour
    • 10ml (2 tsp) baking powder
    • large pinch salt
    • 50g cocoa powder
    • 220g (1 cup) brown sugar
    • 360ml milk
    • 115g butter, melted
    • 15ml (1 tbsp) vanilla extract
    • 100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
    • 125g (½ cup) smooth peanut butter
    • 240ml boiling water
    • double-thick/thick cream, to serve



    Preheat the oven to 180°C. Into a medium mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa. Add the sugar, milk, butter and vanilla. Mix well to combine. Spoon into 8 dariole moulds or ovenproof ramekins of 250ml (1 cup) capacity each. Insert a few pieces of dark chocolate and a tablespoon of peanut butter into each pudding, making sure the chocolate and peanut butter are not exposed. Place on a baking tray and gently place 30ml (2 tbsp) boiling water over the mixture in each ramekin.


    Bake in the preheated oven, about 12 – 15 minutes or until the tops of the puddings are firm but still gooey inside – to check this, a skewer inserted into the centre of a pudding should come out with gooey batter on it.


    Unmould the puddings, if desired, and serve warm with double-thick/thick cream alongside.

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    Imka Webb

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