Recipe

Little chocolate and cherry puddings

If you're dreaming of satisfying your craving for chocolate, why not try these delectable chocolate and cherry puddings. Serve them piping hot from the oven with a generous scoop of good quality vanilla ice-cream.

  • 1 hr 45 mins cooking
  • Makes 4
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Ingredients

Little chocolate and cherry puddings
  • 125 gram (4 ounces) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (110g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (50g) dutch cocoa
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
  • 60 gram (2 ounces) dark (semi-sweet) chocolate,chopped finely
  • 670 gram (15 ounces) pitted morello cherries in syrup, drained
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) thick (double) cream

Method

Little chocolate and cherry puddings
  • 1
    Grease four 1-cup (250ml) deep heatproof dishes.
  • 2
    Beat butter, sugar and extract in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in the sifted dry ingredients then the milk and chocolate. Fold in half the cherries. Divide mixture between dishes.
  • 3
    Place dishes in a 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker. Pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the side of the dishes. Cook, covered, on high, for about 1½ hours or until mixture is firm. Remove puddings from cooker; dust with extra cocoa if you like and serve with cream and remaining cherries.

Notes

Ensure the four heatproof dishes fit into your slow cooker. Not suitable to freeze.

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