Chocolate, mandarin and Cherry self-Saucing pudding


300g (10 ½ oz) plain flour

4 tsp baking powder

50g (1 ¾ oz) cocoa powder

225g (8oz) light brown sugar

A generous pinch of salt

4 tsp no egg combined

With 80ml (2 ½ oz fl oz) water

200ml (7 fl oz)

Unsweetened soy milk

160g (5 ½ oz) vegan butter, melted, plus extra for greasing

Finely grated zest and juice of 2 large mandarins

300g (10 ½ ) vegan chocolate chips, melted

200g (7 oz) jarred or fresh pitted sour cherries, drained

500ml (1 ¾ fl oz) Cointreau

500ml (17 fl oz) boiling water

Whipped vegan cream or vanilla ice cream, to serve


1.Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 4. Mix together the flour,

Baking powder, half the cocoa power, half the brown sugar and the salt in a mixing bowl.

2.In another bowl, whisk the no egg mixture, milk, melted butter and mandarin zest and juice. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until combined.

3.Fold in the melted chocolate and cherries. Either divide the mixture between four individuals greased ramekins or pour it all into a round 25cm (10in) baking dish. Make sure to only fill the dishes three-quarters of the way, so there’s still room to pour the liquid over the top.

4.In a jug, whisk together the Cointreau, remaining cocoa, remaining brown sugar and the water. Stir until the cocoa and sugar have dissolved, then gently pour the liquid evenly over the puddings.

5.Bake for about 15 minutes for the small puddings or about 30 minutes for the single large pudding, it’s ready when it bounces back when pushed on the top with finger tip. Serve hot, topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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