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Four-ingredient Christmas pudding recipe

Four-ingredient Christmas pudding recipe

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Christmas pudding doesn't get any easier than this! Perfect for those of us who do things last minute, this pudding is stress-free and delicious.

Devon, England, UK

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IngredientsServes: 12

  • 1kg dried mixed fruit
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice
  • 500ml pure orange juice

MethodPrep:30min ›Cook:2hr ›Extra time:8hr soaking › Ready in:10hr30min

  1. Place fruit and orange juice into a large bowl. Stir well, cover and let soak overnight in the fridge.
  2. Next day, preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Grease a large pudding mould.
  3. Add self-raising flour and mixed spice to the soaked fruit. Stir well.
  4. Tip the pudding mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. If the pudding looks like it's browning too fast, drape with foil.


For a boozy pudding, pierce the pudding with a skewer and sprinkle over 2 to 3 tablespoons of brandy or rum. You could also substitute 5o to 100ml of the orange juice for brandy, rum or even whisky.

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I like this recipe. If you don't like the mixed fruit put in candied cherries or Maraschino cherries cut up, also we add pecans because we grow them in Texas. Walnuts would be great too. My other secret and it makes a huge difference, I use Nestle's butterscotch morsels., vanilla and/or maple flavoring. No one will guess why it tastes so good with the secret ingredients. : )-01 Nov 2017

Four Ingredient Vanilla Slice

Ok I love an easy recipe and I love Vanilla slice even more, hands up if your with me?? I knew you would be.

So today I’m bringing you the easiest Vanilla slice or Custard slice as its also know. Its a bit of a cheats version as you don’t have to stand there waiting for the custard to thicken. This slice also holds it shape very well and is easy to cut unlike some other vanilla slice recipes.

When even I happen across a bakery I always check out to see what their Vanilla slices look like. Sometimes they look like rubber in which case I pass, however if they look fresh and light I have to try one.

I love to eat vanilla slices and now I found this easy recipe I may have a problem on my hands and always have some in the fridge. This recipe uses an instant vanilla pudding mix by cottees, if your in another part of the world, I’m sorry, but I’m sure you would have an equivalent in the supermarket?

The 4-ingredient Slow Cooker Christmas Cake that’s stopped Australia!

Christmas decorations and snacks are already in stores - which means the time to start planning festive feasts is just around the corner.

Well one recipe you’re definitely going to want to bookmark is currently going viral on social media, and with good reason!

Posted on the Slow Cooker Recipe & Tips Facebook group, this cracking ‘Easy’ Christmas Cake only needs 4 ingredients - mixed fruit, chocolate milk, Baileys and self-raising flour. Genius!

The awesome Facebook page’s many followers were blown away by the amazing recipe - see below - with many vowing to make it come Christmas.

‘Looks luscious and moist. my kind of Christmas cake,’ said one follower. Added another: ‘Sounds amazing I’m trying it!’

Said a third: ‘I like the few ingredients and makes a lovely moist looking cake, amazing.’

Added one more: ‘This looks so easy and yummy, I will have to make it. You have just reminded me it is that time of the year!’

Totally agree! For this and more yummy ideas, don’t forget to check out the Slow Cooker Recipe & tips page - click here for more!

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* 1 kg mixed fruit (I add a packet of glacé cherries)

* 1/2 - 3/4 cup Baileys (my preference)

1. Soak fruit in milk & Baileys for 24 hours.

3. Line slow cooker with 2 layers of baking paper on bottom and sides. (I also double a long strip and put in first so easier to pull out when cooked).

Four Ingredient Starbucks Frappuccino at Home!

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It’s no secret that I am a coffee addict. I’m also not a millionaire so swinging through my local coffee drive through isn’t always an option for my budget. Luckily I’ve been toiling away in the kitchen this summer to come up with the perfect at home frappuccino recipe to share with you. Even better, there are only 4 ingredients!

Basic Frappuccino Recipe

  • 1 tbsp instant coffee in enough hot water to dissolve it (I like the Starbucks Via brand)
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  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 16 oz cup of ice

Start by dissolving your instant coffee in hot water. I used about 1/4 cup of water (and a lot of stirring) to get my coffee fully dissolved.

Then add it to your Blendtec. Then pour in your milk and half a package of instant pudding powder. Maybe you are wondering why in the world you are mixing pudding powder in. Well, your frappucino needs a thickener and a sweetener. The pudding mix acts as both. For the basic recipe I use a vanilla pudding base, but stay tuned below for other amazing ideas. Finally fill whatever cup you are going to be drinking from with ice. You can be a real addict like me and use coffee cubes (just regular coffee frozen into ice cube trays) however regular ice works just as well! Then you are going to push the smoothie button on your Blendtec. In case you want to be like me, I have this model specifically.

I am absolutely in love with this machine, not only because it allows me to make the best frozen blended coffee out there, but also because it takes ALL the guess work out of how long to do it. Once you push the button a little countdown timer appears on the screen. You might be tempted (I totally was) to stop your blending before the timer runs out, but if you do your drink won’t be smooth and pourable. More like a realllllly thick mess. So just wait the additional 34 seconds until it’s done. Once it’s done simply pour it into your cup and enjoy!


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Purin: A Japanese Custard Pudding

Purin is a flan-like cold custard dessert in Japan. The name “Purin” comes from “pudding”, but it is not the same thing as the gooey pudding in the U.S. It has a firmer texture similar to Mexican flan and also has caramel sauce on top. It is a very basic sweet—silky, creamy, rich, and smooth—that is served chilled, and adored in Japan. Purin is a comfort dessert for Japanese people.

There is a popular instant purin mix you can buy at grocery stores in Japan. Add some milk, mix, and chill, and there you are—easy purin. Though, the best kind of purin is made at home from scratch. The ingredients are simple: milk, eggs, sugar, and some vanilla. Purin is baked in a water bath in the oven, so it is hard to overcook. It may be a little more work to make than going to the store, but the outcome is incomparable to store-bought.

In Japan, there are a few types of purin, including yaki pudding, which is custard cooked in the oven, and mushi pudding, a custard cooked on a stovetop in a steamer or in a bain-marie in a pot or frying pan.

Miracle Three-Ingredient Christmas Cake

Place dried fruit in a bowl, cover with milk and leave to soak overnight in the fridge.

The next day, preheat oven to 160°C and line a medium (23cm diameter) springform cake tin with baking paper.

Stir flour into fruit mixture until evenly combined and smooth into prepared tin. Bake until it is risen, set and golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean (check after about 1¼ hours and return to oven for a little longer if needed). Remove from oven and, while still hot, brush with sherry, rum or whisky, if using. Cool in the tin before turning out. Stored in an airtight container, it will keep for 3-4 weeks.

Just before serving, dust with icing sugar, using paper doily cut-outs or snowflake stencils to create festive patterns.

For a vegan version use almond milk instead of milk. Fruit juice and ginger ale also work well.
For a gluten-free version use gluten-free self-raising flour and if you are highly sensitive to gluten use sherry or rum instead of whiskey.

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A creamy and rich mango pudding that gets ready with just 4 ingredients.

Summer is the time to enjoy mangoes in every way – we can make many amazing desserts or sweets from them – ice cream, milkshake, cake, mousse and many more.

This is a quick and easy-to-make pudding that is –

  • eggless
  • without gelatin
  • without agar agar
  • gets ready with just 4 ingredients

How to prepare the easiest mango pudding

The process of making this creamy pudding is pretty simple – you just need to add the ingredients one by one and the result is this creamy mango pudding. As we have not added gelatin or agar agar, you won’t get a very stiff pudding. The consistency would be slightly jiggly. We can say that it would be like a thick custard.

All you need to do is mix all of the ingredients together and then let the watergate salad refrigerate for 45 minutes to an hour. You want it to firm up pretty well in the fridge. When ready to serve, top with a maraschino cherry and some chopped pecans. You could even add a dollop of whipped cream, too!

TIP: For an added crunch, feel free to mix in about 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

4-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake


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This 4-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake is, hands down, the easiest dump cake you will ever make. It requires three ingredients and a chocolate chip garnish - yum! If you have to make a cake in a hurry, make sure you have these three ingredients on hand: instant chocolate pudding mix, yellow cake mix, and milk. Mix those up together, dump them in a pan and bake. It's really that simple!

This is a great chocolate dump cake recipe to keep handy when you have a potluck to prepare for or a party to celebrate. You can dress this cake up with frosting and other garnishes, such as fruit or sprinkles. It's the ultimate easy dump cake.

Why is it called a "dump cake"?

Dump cakes or "dump it cakes" have become very popular in the last few years, and it's easy to see why. Chocolate dump cakes like this can be made in a flash using ingredients that you can keep in your pantry. Although chocolate cake mix is a go-to ingredient, some recipes also incorporate goodies like hot chocolate or chocolate syrup. the sky is the limit when it comes to these creative cakes! Start with a dump cake recipe like this one and follow your kitchen bliss.


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box of chocolate instant pudding
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1 1 / 2 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix your pudding with the milk according to package directions.

After mixing your pudding and milk, stir in your yellow cake mix. (Just the dry mix, do not add anything to it!)

The batter will be very thick. Spread it into a greased 9×13-inch baking pan.

Bake for 30 minutes, until the edges start pulling away from the pan.

Sprinkle with chocolate chips and enjoy.


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This is NOT a dump cake. You do not have to mix a dump cake, hense the name dump. It is a cake with extras added.

My recipe calls for spreading the cake mix and pudding in a prepared pan, pouring the milk in and then mixing it, hence a "dump cake".

This recipe is so so simple, perfect for chocolate "emergencies." I plan to try it out with gluten free cake mix and almond milk.

When you have to mix, stir or blend it is NOT a dump cake.

I often need quick recipes especially for emergencies. That happens when you have a teenager who tells you that he needs something for school the next day and it's already 5pm! This happens to me often. I'm keeping this recipe for those times. It looks delicious. I would never have thought to add a pudding mix to a cake mix. What a great idea!

This cake was so good! I loved the chocolate flavor and rich fudgy texture. Plus, you can't beat a 4 ingredient dessert.

This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it. Plus, it's pretty simple to make, too

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