Chocolate Blancmange

There is no denying that I love my desserts.

  When looking through a menu it is always the dessert section that I head to first, the same when I pick up a recipe book or when I’m looking through somebody’s blog.  Sadly for me I very rarely get to make a dessert.  My hubby has no interest in anything sweet and I don’t want to overload my kids with creamy, sugary food when they are more than happy with fruit or yoghurt.  So the only time I really get to indulge myself is if we have friends round for dinner and then I tend to make something quite elaborate.

Chocolate Blancmange7When I heard about the new Dead Easy Desserts challenge over at Maison Cupcake I was more than happy.  That was until I realised that you had to be able to complete them in less than 30 minutes.  Yikes!  I can’t remember ever having made a dessert in such a short time except for my Lemon Ping Pudding but I had already blogged that.  It was only a few days later that I thought about this Chocolate Blancmange recipe which was one of the first things I learnt at school.  It is super quick and so easy it is almost fool proof.  You can serve it as is or layer it with some fresh cream in a glass and serve with a shortbread biscuit for something a bit more elegant.  You can also play around with the flavour by adding a touch of Cointreau or Baileys Irish Cream.  When served just plain with a few shavings of chocolate over the top it is a perfect quick treat for the kids.

It’s quick; its rich, it’s chocolaty – what more do you need.

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Chocolate Blancmange

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Chocolate Blancmange


  • 50g cornflour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 570ml milk


  1. Sieve the cornflour, cocoa powder, cinnamon and sugar into a bowl.
  2. Add about 2 tblsps of the milk to the bowl and mix until you have a smooth paste.
  3. Heat the remaining milk in a saucepan until just beginning to boil.
  4. Remove from the heat and add to your paste mixture, stirring until well incorporated.
  5. Add your mixture back to the pan and continue to cook on a medium heat, stirring all the time, until the mixture is thick and glossy.
  6. Remove from the heat and cool slightly before pouring into your serving dishes.
  7. Leave to one side to cool completely before serving.

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My chocolate dessert made in 20 minutes for


I am also submitting this recipe to November’s Calendar Cakes challenge which is Puddings – hosted by Laura Loves Cakes and Dolly Bakes.


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25 thoughts on “Chocolate Blancmange

  1. Camilla @FabFood4All

    Well this is another dish I am definitely going to try as your Lemon Ping Pudding is already a hit in this house:-) I’ve never like Blancmange but then I’ve never had a chocolate one!

  2. anna @ annamayeveryday

    Oh look at that! Please tell me it is like those little chocolate puddings you can buy with the whipped cream on top – I love those but have been wanting to make my own. Will have to try this one!

  3. Laura Loves Cakes

    Oooo blancmange…I haven’t had this for ages! I used to be rather partial to strawberry blancmange. Yours looks delicious, I love the serving bowls too. Thanks for entering into this month’s Calendar Cakes 🙂

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