Chocolate Pudding Teacups

Okay, I admit it, I’m obsessed with vintage teacups! For some girls its shoes, handbags but of late for me its lovely pretty little tea sets.  I can’t pass the charity shop and leave a set looking lonely and forlorn in the window and although I drink a lot of tea I’m more of a mug kind of girl.

So its about time I came up with an idea for using them and here it is.  Whilst I don’t recommend you use your expensive antique heirloom of a tea set, you can pick up some brilliant buys from your local charity shop and put these little gems back into action.

China Tea Cups were never designed to go in the oven or the dishwasher for that matter but I have thoroughly tested all sorts of tea cups to check that they can withstand the heat of the oven and because the bake time is extremely short these little lovelies can cope!

Ingredients:

115g Butter
115g Dark Chocolate – I used Maya Gold which was lovely but you can use any chocolate that takes your fancy.
3 Eggs
35g Plain Flour
150g Caster Sugar
Makes 4.

Preheat the oven to 200c/180c Fan/400F/Gas Mark 6.

Butter the tea cups you will be using.  Then place on a baking tray.  I use a Yorkshire pudding tray just because it stops them sliding around.

Melt the butter and chocolate together.  I do this directly in a pan over a low heat, just make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn on the bottom.

In a bowl whisk together the eggs, flour and sugar.

Yippee! Another pink whisk!

Beat in the chocolate mixture and mix till thoroughly combined.

Divide the mixture between the four tea cups and pop in the oven for 12-16minutes depending on how gooey you like the middle.

Serve whilst still warm with some lovely double cream.


Chocolate Pudding Teacups – Simple but oh so lovely.

Ruth Clemens Baker

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

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28 Responses to Chocolate Pudding Teacups

  1. George@CulinaryTravels says:

    Oh they look fabulous. I've always been too scared to put my cups in the oven, but they do look so pretty.

  2. Chele says:

    Who can blame you for your collection of tea cups! They are so pretty … and dare I say even better with chocolate pudding?

  3. Kirsti says:

    Mmmh…I too have a teacup fetish!!!

  4. Angela says:

    Does it damage the cups at all??

  5. Ruth says:

    It hasn't damaged my teacups but they are charity shop bargain finds – if you have Grandma's antique tea cups I wouldn't risk it but saying that all mine have been absolutely fine x

  6. Hazel says:

    This looks really cute!! I have a shop for recycled goods around the corner, I guess it's worth a try : )

  7. Pixiedust says:

    will be giving this a try. I have oodles of tea cups, and love chocolate, what a perfect way to use them. xxx

  8. Davina says:

    Well done Ruth for your website and for being a finalist in the British Bake Off!!! We done, I will try these chocolate tea cup cakes and am sure look and try most of your recipes!! From a fellow baker x

  9. banana says:

    im not mad about cups although theyre nice…

    but i do like chocolate pudding!!!

  10. Zoe says:

    Oooo I can't wait to try this with my collection of mismatched vintage tea cups! Thank you.

  11. Alex says:

    Congratulations for reaching the final of The Great British Bake Off!! I loved the sound of your scones and will definitely be trying them out over the week end!! I can just feel the pounds going on now!!! Good luck in your future endeavours and great website!!! XXX

  12. Sam says:

    Well done Ruth, what a great idea, I too have a collection of odd cups and saucers I couldnt resist – am certainly going to give it a try, infact after watching the final of bake off today (recorded)I have also been baking this afternoon !Thank you !

  13. Anna says:

    I don't think I've ever seen anything so pretty and with "ooooh" factor. I developed a craving for chintzy tea sets and plates about 2 weeks ago….and can't wait to go back to the UK soon to stalk charity shops! I will try these as they just look GORGEOUS. As you say what a lovely way to use those sad neglected and no longer loved tea cups too. Glad I'm not the only one that is weird about tea cups!!

  14. Chessy says:

    Thank you for this idea!!! I have hundreds (well, about 200) tea trios from my wedding which I am clinging onto and cannot bear to part with (and haven't got round to setting up as a hire company – not sure that's ever going to happen really!) – hopefully using them like this will stave off my husband's insistance upon a severe cull in the very near future…

  15. Hilary says:

    I made these on Christmas Eve after scouring the charity shops in Saddleworth for pretty cups. The recipe's so easy and they came out perfect – cooked but runny in the middle. It all went very quiet as my family savoured the extreme chocolate – ness of them!
    I made them again when I visited my daughter & family in France at New Year. Definitely a recipe to add to my dessert repertoire.
    Thanks so much, Ruth.

  16. tee says:

    I am making these for the second time today and the first time went over so well…they are GORGEOUS and I used a mixture of dark and white chocolate that I had in the cupboard…mmmmmm Thank you so much for this recipe!

  17. Jean says:

    I was looking at some teacups in the charity shop the other day and had my doubts about whether they would withstand the heat. But on re-reading your post I think I will go back and see if they are still there !!

    I can just hear my other half already….what, more crockery, what's wrong with our humomgous collection of ramekins…..they just don't get it, do they ??!!

  18. Emma says:

    Can you make these a couple of hours in advance and then just pop them into the oven when you're ready for them?

  19. Ruth says:

    Emma – yes you can make them a short while in advance and then bake as and when x

  20. Claire says:

    I had to write to say thank you for this recipe: the puds look and taste amazing, and they were so quick and easy to make.

  21. Perfect, i will try it!! I make cupcakes in the microwave but this, i never try it!
    Thank you!!

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  23. ~Becca says:

    Hello,

    I was wondering if it would be a disaster if you could bake them, put them in the fridge and then re-heat them later? THANKS! :)

  24. May says:

    Hi!
    Is there anything you can use instead of teacups? I am too scared I will damage mine! xx

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