Recipe | Surprise Puddings – Halloween Special

29th October 2014

Spooky  Surprise Pudding with Ice Cream

So Halloween is almost upon us and the chill in the air is starting to freak me out a little. This year I seem to be more excited for Halloween than usual, I’m not sure why; maybe it’s because it’s the first one in my own house? (I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing?!). Anyway, I’ve been listening to Monster Mash and Thriller, been to pick out my pumpkin to carve and I even attempted a Halloween themed dessert.

If I’m being completely honest, this is just a recipe to make a jam sponge cake that I’m attempting (and failing) to pull off as a spooky pudding with a bloody surprise. Anyway, this recipe it super easy and went down a treat with my boyfriend so that’s a win-win, right?


– 100g caster sugar

– 100g self raising flour

– 100g margarine

– 2 medium eggs

– A dash a vanilla essence

– Strawberry jam

Spooky Surprise Pudding Mix


1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and lightly oil your ramekin dishes (or get your cupcake cases ready if you prefer a smaller portion)

2.  I’m lazy so I opt for the all in one method. Combine together your sugar, margarine, flour, eggs and essence. Mix well until smooth.

3. Fill your ramekin/cupcake cases half full with cake mixture then add a dollop (about half a teaspoon to cupcake cases and a heaped teaspoon for a ramekin).  Try not to go crazy with the jam otherwise it will sink to the bottom.

4. Top up your ramekin/cupcake cases with the remaining cake mix, leaving space for the cakes to rise.

5. Place in the over and cook for about 30-40 minutes if cooking in ramekin dishes or 12-15 minutes if you are using cupcake cases.

Spooky Surprise  Jam PuddingLet me know if you try this recipe for yourself and tell me how it went in the comments below! Also, if you have any cool recipes for me to try, please leave your links below.


Bloglovin | Twitter