Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding

PREP: 20 MINS | COOK: 3 HRS | SERVES: 8-10

What you’ll need…

300g Sunbeam Raisins

120g Sunbeam Sultanas

1/4 cup rum

200g butter, softened

3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed

3 eggs

1 cup plain flour

1/2 tsp mixed spice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup fresh white breadcrumbs

90g Sunbeam Skinless Hazelnuts, finely chopped

180g dark chocolate, finely chopped

3/4 cup buttermilk


  1. Place raisins, sultanas and rum in a bowl and set to one side.
  2. Cream butter and brown sugar, until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
  3. Sift flour, mixed spice and cinnamon. Add breadcrumbs, hazelnuts, chocolate, buttermilk, rum soaked fruit and butter mixture and mix well to combine.
  4. Spray 1.7L pudding bowl with oil and line base with baking paper. Spoon mixture into bowl and top with baking paper round and lid. Place a wire rack onto the base of a large saucepan, fill with water and bring to the boil. Carefully place pudding onto rack making sure the water comes about halfway up the basin. Cover and simmer for 3 hours, topping up water when needed.
  5. Remove from saucepan; stand for 10 minutes, before turning out.

Tip: This pudding can also be cooked in the microwave. Ensure your pudding bowl is microwave safe, cook in microwave on defrost setting for 30 minutes, check if a skewer inserted into pudding comes out clean. If not cooked, microwave at 5 minute intervals, until skewer comes out clean. Stand for 10 minutes before turning out.