I must confess I don't actually like real Christmas pudding but these super easy chocolate christmas pudding cakes are so cute and they would be fab for kids Christmas parties. You could even make a full size cake for those who aren't keen on the real deal. The recipe made 8 cakes, but of course it is easily adapted to make more if needed. It is so simple that it is a perfect child friendly recipe.
For the cakes100g butter, room temperature
100g castor sugar
70g self raising flour
2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 180°. Prepare a fairy cake tin. Cream together the butter and sugar. add the eggs, self raising flour and cocoa and combine to make a smooth batter. Spoon directly into your cake tin or cases. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Once cool remove from the cake tin and remove cake cases if used. Slice off the top of the cake to leave a flat surface and turn the cakes upside down to get the Christmas pudding shape.
For the topping40g white chocolate
Holly and berry sprinkles (I got these from Asda)
Melt the white chocolate and spoon over the upside down cakes, add some holly leaves and berry sprinkles. Leave for the chocolate to set.
These cakes are best enjoyed while watching a Christmas film with the tree lights on. 🎄