You guys. This is the best Christmas dessert EVER. It’s so simple, and only requires 3 ingredients! And it tastes so rich, you could serve it to company without them guessing it’s actually pretty healthy. You’ll be shocked when you learn the recipe is actually a healthy spin on a traditional classic!
This pudding is a dessert that my grandma would make for us every Christmas. It’s been a tradition my whole life, and the one thing I look forward to the most. I would wait all year to have a bowl of it, and it was always one of the highlights of a chilly Christmas day. There’s just something about the warm, rich, chocolatey flavor that warms you up from the inside out…
I feel like it’s kind of a secret recipe, but especially because of how easy it is to make, I thought I’d share it with you guys today. It’s so simple, you can probably guess how it’s made, and I’d be willing to bet you have everything you need in your pantry! I’m not sure about you, but I always have cocoa, sugar and milk in my house, but often run out of cream.
And it’s really not hard to whip up a fresh batch of whipped cream, so it’s truly a last minute recipe. I like to make it last minute because it means I can plan on having a bowl of it with my Christmas dinner.
I like to make it with whole milk, and if you prefer to use skim milk, it will still work, but it won’t be as rich and silky. I also use a mix of brown and white sugar, but that’s really up to you! You could just use white sugar, or all brown. You can switch out the cocoa powder for chocolate syrup, if you like. And if you wanted to add rum or Kahlua to it, that would be great too!
It’s one of those recipes that’s open to tons of variations, but I always keep it classic. And I think that’s maybe why I love it so much. It’s pretty much always the same, but it’s never gotten tiresome. Plus, it’s like a dessert version of hot cocoa, so it’s like the best of two worlds!
1 cup of butter 2 cups of sugar 1 cup of treacle 2 cups of self-raising flour 1 cup of milk 2 eggs 1/2 cup of cocoa powder 1/2 cup of chocolate chips 1/2 cup of chopped nuts (optional)
- Cream butter and sugar together in a bowl.
- Add treacle and mix.
- Add flour and mix.
- Add milk and eggs and mix.
- Add cocoa powder and mix.
- Add chocolate chips and nuts and mix.
- Pour mixture into a greased cake tin.
- Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes.
- Serve with ice cream or custard.