• 2 Tbsp cocoa
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 850g can Wattie’s Black Doris Plums in Syrup
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 100g butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (conventional bake). Sift the first measure of cocoa into a small bowl. Stir in sugar. Set aside
  2. Drain Wattie’s Black Doris Plums and reserve the syrup. You will need 1 ¼ cups of syrup. Remove the stones from the plums. Place the plums in the bottom of a greased deep sided 18-20cm diameter ovenproof dish (A soufflé dish is perfect).
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and second measure of cocoa into a mixing bowl. Stir in the brown sugar. Whisk egg and milk together and pour into the dry ingredients with the melted butter. Fold ingredients together to mix. Spoon batter over plums. Smooth the top with the back of the spoon. Sprinkle top with prepared sugar and cocoa.
  4. Heat the plum syrup until boiling. Carefully pour over the batter. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the pudding springs back when gently pressed in the centre. Serve hot with cream or Greek Yoghurt if wished.

Made With

Black Doris Plums in Syrup

Generations of Kiwis have loved Black Doris Plums. Wattie’s makes sure this continues, picking only the finest plums from Hawke’s Bay orchards.

Rate and Review

4 Ratings

Reviews (4)

Louise ebben's Review | Rating

Very nice. Plums work very nicely with the chocolate cake. Recommend with ice cream:) yummy.

Ashlee Murphy's Review | Rating

Best pudding ever ❤

Valerie's Review | Rating

Hi, NOTE; to pour hot syrup or water if not using plums, pour onto the back of a dessert spoon, moving the spoon over the pudding so that the syrup does not penetrate through the base. Adaption of a good old recipe. Yummy

George's Review | Rating

Sounds like a nice recipe. I will try it in the weekend