Yes, it's a Cadbury Creme Egg Pudding

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Am I disgusting. I’m entirely sure of it. But my love of the Cadbury cream egg knows no limits. They only come out for a few brief and wonderful months a year and Easter (in my mind) seems to be an entirely justifiable period of gluttony, one involving an almost pure subsistence on chocolate. There's something about Easter eggs that has people craving a taste of childhood and I am no different, becoming my own crack team of eggsperts, blindly unwrapping bits of foil and testing with glee. This dessert is a pure celebration of the Cadbury cream egg however if supermarket aisle confectionery is not for you, replace with luscious chunks of dark chocolate and some pistachios for an equally decadent “more high brow” dessert.

You can also replace the milk with soy milk or almond milk for a nuttier flavour – just be careful with almond milks, some of the sugar contents can make this dessert far too sweet.

Self -Saucing Chocolate and Cadbury Cream Egg Pudding

Ingredients

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1 cup plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

¼ cup cocoa powder

¼ cup almond meal

½ cup each brown sugar, caster sugar

75g butter, melted

1 large egg

420ml full cream milk

Cadbury cream eggs (mixture of small and large), placed in the freezer for at least 4 hours to harden (I used 1 x 135g pack mini eggs and 3 large eggs)

To serve

Icing sugar to dust

Ice cream (optional)

Method

Preheat the oven to 175C. Sift the flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt and half the cocoa powder into a large bowl. Add the almond meal and half the sugars and stir to combine.

Combine the melted butter, egg and 125ml of milk in a bowl and whisk lightly with a fork. Whisk into the flour mixture until smooth and combined. Spoon the mixture into a buttered 2-litre baking dish, smoothing the top. Gently push the Cadbury cream eggs into the batter until just covered and set aside.

Combine the remaining sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl and scatter over the top of the pudding.

Gently pour the remaining milk over the top of the pudding. Bake for about 25- 30 minutes or until the centre springs back when pressed.

Dust with icing sugar and serve warm.

9 comments so far

  • As I fight the eternal weight battle Easter is always a battle, so I allow myself one creme egg each year. So ummm, one pudding still counts as one, doesn't it?

    Commenter
    Dmnt
    Date and time
    March 13, 2013, 1:50AM
    • Hey, I was just wondering what to serve for dessert at my Thursday-before-Good-Friday (surely it must have a name of its own?) dinner. I'm sure it will complement the traditional lamb, flatbread, bitter herbs and red wine, right?

      Commenter
      Chatty
      Date and time
      March 13, 2013, 11:15AM
      • I'm sure Thursday before Good Friday = Maundy Thursday

        Commenter
        Springfield
        Location
        Sydney
        Date and time
        March 13, 2013, 11:58AM
      • But you can't have eggs before Easter Sunday! No way!!!

        Commenter
        Miss Jane
        Date and time
        March 21, 2013, 11:25AM
    • I am allergic to nuts, so sadly I've never known the joy of a Snickers or a macaron, what can I use instead of almond meal?

      Thanks in advance!

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      Jax
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      March 13, 2013, 11:16AM
      • Wow! Thanks for this awesome recipe and for giving the divine Cadbury Creme Egg the esteem it so richly deserves! :)

        Commenter
        Sel925
        Date and time
        March 13, 2013, 12:07PM
        • Hmm, I'm a cadbury cream egg snob. The small ones with the runny "yolk" are freaking amazing. The large ones that now come with a hardish "yolk" that tastes like cornflour? Not so much. OK but not great.

          That said, I will DEFINITELY be cooking this... with small cream eggs only :)

          Commenter
          Fred
          Date and time
          March 13, 2013, 1:39PM
          • ... Alas, my one lament is that they are only available up to Easter!

            (Whisper) For the truly desperate, Google "Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs"
            :-)

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            Mario G.
            Location
            Sydney
            Date and time
            March 14, 2013, 3:40AM
            • Probably sacrilege, but I didn't use Creme Eggs, but used Turkish Delight Eggs and pistachios instead. The extended family loved it!

              Commenter
              yazbell
              Date and time
              March 22, 2013, 11:53PM

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