These easy and indulgent self-saucing pudding recipes are a true culinary feat.
And believe it or not, the oven does most of the work!
13 Best Ever Self-Saucing Puddings
Self-saucing puddings are just what you think they are – baked cakes with a scrummy sauce that develops in the oven.
They’re a hugely popular treat in the U.K. and Australia (hence the name “pudding”), but they’re gaining popularity all over.
Best served warm, these self-saucing pudding recipes are sure to be a hit at your next Sunday dinner.
1. Lemon Self-Saucing Pudding
This lemon self-saucing pudding is like summer in a dish.
It’s bright, moist, and loaded with bold, zesty flavors to tickle your tastebuds.
You’ll bake the light and fluffy sponge in a water bath to get the curd-like sauce on the bottom.
And the whipped egg whites ensure the crumb rises beautifully.
2. Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding
Chocolate might be one of the most popular self-saucing puddings out there. And for good reason!
I mean, just look at that dish! The chocolate sauce is so good, you’ll want to lick it off the plate.
And the sponge is crazy soft and tender.
It’s like an inside-out molten lava cake. So if you love chocolate, you’ll go gaga for this.
3. Passion Fruit Self-Saucing Pudding Cake
One bite of this passion fruit pudding, and you’ll be transported to an island paradise.
And you’ll make this like a real classic self-saucer! So you’ll pour a hot liquid over the cake batter and pop it in the oven without mixing.
As it bakes, the liquid seeps through the cake, infusing it with flavor and creating a sauce on the bottom.
Pretty neat, huh?
4. Banana Pecan Self-Saucing Pudding
Sweet, spiced banana cake loaded with toasted, crunchy pecans sounds incredible.
But when you add a rum and honey caramel sauce to the mix? Oh man, that’s heaven right there!
Sliced bananas and more pecans go on top for taste and texture. And when it comes out of the oven, that sauce is ooey-gooey and to die for.
5. Toffee Apple Self-Saucing Pudding
Don’t wait until fall to make this one!
That mix of toffee and apple with a dreamy sponge and warm sauce is too good to miss.
The cake batter is quick, loaded with chopped apples and nuts, and super tender.
Meanwhile, the caramel sauce ensures every bite is sweet perfection! What more could you want?
6. White Chocolate and Raspberry Pudding
White chocolate is pretty rich and sweet. But when you mix it with sweet-tart raspberries, it’s perfectly balanced.
That’s why I love this self-saucing pud so much!
Every mouthful is a dream, and the sauce will keep you coming back for more.
Oh, and it smells phenomenal. So much so, you’ll want to eat it right out of the dish!
7. Ridiculously Easy Sticky Toffee Pudding
It’s not sticky toffee pudding without a sticky-sweet toffee sauce.
Loaded with naturally sweet dates and a stunning dark brown sugar sponge, it’s exactly what you want in sticky toffee.
Just add some brown sugar and butter to the top and pour over a bit of hot water. The next thing you know, you’re pud’s ready to be devoured.
8. Molten Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding
You’ve heard of molten chocolate lava cakes. But have you ever tried it with peanut butter?
These babies aren’t self-saucing in the traditional sense, but they do have a sauce in the middle – so I think it counts.
And after one bite, you won’t care!
9. Self-Saucing Chocolate Strawberry Pudding (Vegan)
Attention Cupid: I’ve found the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert. And it’s vegan!
Sweet, fruity strawberries bathed in a warm chocolate sauce and topped with a decadent chocolate sponge is as romantic as it gets.
And it’s so rich and delicious, you might forget it’s dairy-free – or not believe it!
10. Self-Saucing Mocha Hazelnut Pudding
So you like Nutella? I got you!
This self-saucing, vegan mocha hazelnut pudding is insane. It’s also gluten-free.
Rich and fudgy chocolate meets a sauce made with ground hazelnuts, cacao, and coconut sugar.
It’s the perfect balance between sweet and chocolate. And with a bit of hot coffee, it’s impossible to resist.
11. Self-Saucing Orange Pudding
If you want something light and citrussy but find lemons too tart, this is the recipe for you.
It’s insanely moist and flavorful, with the most intoxicating aroma.
Serve it for date night in ramekins, or make a bigger batch for the whole family. Either way, it’s a must-make.
12. Self-Saucing Ginger Pudding
Make these once, and they’ll soon become your go-to holiday dessert.
You’ll adore the kick of spicy ginger and the sweet sauce that balances it out just right.
Plus, this recipe is healthy (ish)!
You’ll use spelt flour, coconut sugar, and protein powder with malt syrup for the sauce.
13. Butterscotch Self-Saucing Pudding
Butterscotch self-saucing pudding is your secret dessert weapon.
The light toffee sponge cake is heavenly on its own. But what doesn’t become a million times better with sticky butterscotch sauce?
This may be one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. Trust me, you’ll have a hard time sharing!
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