Chocolate muffins with hot chocolate custard

These classic cocoa puddings with a hot chocolate sauce contain just 215 calories each – and there's a lemon version too

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 215
  • fat 8g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 32g
  • sugars 17g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.59g


  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 100ml skimmed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 x 150g pots low-fat custard
  • 25g dark chocolate, chopped


Make them zingy
Lemon curd cakes with custard: To make your own luscious lemon puddings, omit the cocoa and add an extra tbsp flour and the zest of 1 lemon. Once golden, top with a small blob of lemon curd and serve with plain low-fat custard.


  1. Heat oven to 170C/fan 150C/gas 5. Brush 6 holes of a muffin tin with a drop of oil. Sieve the cocoa into a large bowl, then add the rest of the dry ingredients. Stir to combine, then make a well in the centre.

  2. Beat the milk, egg and oil together in a jug, pour into the well, then stir quickly to make a batter. Spoon into the muffin tin, then bake for 15 mins or until risen and firm to the touch. Heat the custard in the microwave according to instructions, or in a pan, then tip in the chopped chocolate and stir until smooth. Turn the puddings into bowls and pour the custard over.

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