The best school pudding- Chocolate Concrete


When I was a kid I loved this school pudding, I can remember it so well. This was one of my favourite puddings that I ever had at school. I can’t quite remember if I had this in primary school or secondary, but something is telling me primary school. If you remember this pudding, then I hope scrolling through this recipe will bring back some memories for you. If you never had this in school then I am sorry but you missed out as it was literally my childhood in school. If you don’t know what this is, it is a type of soft biscuit that just falls apart when you eat it. It can sometimes be served with custard and it tastes amazing.
If you had this at your school then let me know in the comments below as I would love to know!



Ingredients that you will need- 

200g self raising flour

200g granulated sugar, you will also need a bit towards the end to sprinkle on top


100g butter

Equipment that you will need

A mixing bowl

A spatula


A sieve

A spoon and a fork

Baking paper

A square baking tin

Method –
Step one- Preheat your oven to 180oc and line a square baking tin with baking parchment. You want the parchment to hang over the sides of the tin as it will be easier to pull the concrete out of the tin once baked.
Step two- Melt the butter and you can either do this in the microwave or on the hob. Then sift the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl and then add the sugar. Mix all of these dry ingredients together until well combined. Add the melted butter and stir it in. Keep mixing all of the ingredients together and once it starts to take shape it should be really crumbly (THIS IS HOW YOU WANT IT TO BE) if it isn’t like this yet, keep mixing until it starts to crumble, it shouldn’t take long.
Step three- Once it has started to crumble, you can spoon out the mixture into the baking tin and using a spatula make the mixture level and press down on the mixture until it is flat and compact. With a fork, poke holes over the top of the cake. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, check it around 20 minutes. You don’t want to burn it.
Step four- Once it is ready, take it out of the oven and pull the baking parchment so the concrete comes out of the tin. Cut the concrete into big squares and sprinkle some sugar over the top.  You can eat it straight away or leave it until it has cooled down. You can serve it with whatever you like, a lot of people put custard on top of it. Enjoy 🙂
If you live in the UK did you ever have this pudding for school? what are some of the memories that it brings back for you?
Sophia xo
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  1. Caitlin
    August 10, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    These look amazing on omg, definitely going to make them!

  2. August 10, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Awww I used to have this in school! Definitely brings back memories. I used to have it with thick warm custard! I’ll have to give this a go with dairy free spread and see if it works! Was great to read and have all those Primary School memories coming back!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Yes I did too! sometimes the custard was pink too! Thank you and yes I loved thinking about all of the memories when I was making it! x

  3. Kayleigh Zara
    August 10, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    I actually don’t think that I’ve ever had any of this pudding even when at school! I might have to make some as I feel like missed out on something amazing x
    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      NO WAY! that makes me sad, it is sooo good! give it a go, you will love it and you will understand the craze for it! x

  4. rachyblogs18
    August 10, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    I never had this in school but I wish I did! It looks delicious!

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      OMG GIRL!! you need to make it for sure!! it is sooo good! you missed out 🙁

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      Hahaha. thank you! let me know what you get on! x

  5. August 10, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I’ve never heard of something like this! but now i feel as though i’ve missed out on chocolatey goodness, so i’m gonna have to try and make these!
    Ashley |

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      This is perfect for you then! x

  6. August 10, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    Being from the US, it’s so weird to me that y’all call this pudding! Lol. Our pudding is a thick creamy substance that is almost like a cream itself. This is like bread or brownies to me. Still sounds sooo good!
    Much love xx

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:24 pm

      Its so crazy that we have different ideas of that! I get what you mean though I think I have seen it in films haha! It is basically a brownie but you would have it for pudding at school! xx

  7. August 10, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    This used to be my favourite thing when I was in primary school!! Definitely going to be having a go at making this next week!! x

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:24 pm

      YASSS!!! same, I absolutely loved it! it makes me so happy that you had it too! xx

  8. August 10, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I’m sure I must have had this in school, or my grandma might possibly have made it; either way, it’s bloody delicious and thank you for sharing the recipe! Xx

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:26 pm

      yes I am sooo glad that you have tried it!!! you know how good it is! Any time! xxx

  9. luxblush
    August 10, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    Oh my god I remember having this at school! I really need to make this, thank you for sharing xx
    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      Isn’t it delicious?! no worries, I’m excited for you to make it! xx

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      basically yes, but more crumbly! Oooo thats exciting, if you made it then you would know one of the desserts we had at school in the UK

  10. August 11, 2017 / 4:16 am

    This looks so mouth watering!! Now I am craving chocolate lol.

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      It is delicious and full of chocolate! imagine it warm aswell.. mmmmm!!

  11. August 11, 2017 / 5:48 am

    I’ve actually never heard of this. It must be a UK thing. It looks really tasty though!

  12. August 11, 2017 / 7:52 am

    Oh my gosh yes!! And with pink custard on a Friday! This was a staple before Jamie Oliver and his healthy eating took over. Bring back the turkey twizzlers lol!
    Michelle x

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      YESS!! YOU KNOW!! I know, he stopped it didn’t he! everyone loved it though. I love love love turkey twizzlers, they were the best thing to happen to school! x

  13. August 11, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    OMG This looks amazing! I actually want to bake right now ! ♥

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      BAKE IT BAKE IT BAKE IT!! you will love it and it is simple and easy!

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      no way 🙁 it is soooo good! oh apple crumble? haha x

  14. August 11, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    This is such a throwback! Ours used to have banana in it too, which sadly for me I don’t like banana so never was a fan.
    Becks x

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      EW, I dont think it needs banana! I love banana but it doesnt need it haha x

  15. georgiaheaddon
    August 11, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I never had these at school???? I feel like I’m missing out so much (they look amazing) definitely going to have to try some!!
    Best wishes, gee x

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      no way!! you need to make it and see what all of us had! it is so delicious! xx

  16. somethingaboutsophie1
    August 11, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    I never had these at school?! I feel like I am missing out, will have to make these soon!

    • August 11, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      You need to make it and try it. It is amazing! full of chocolate and everyone needs to experience it!!!

  17. August 11, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    I personally do not like chocolate but if I did these would be on my must eat list.

    • August 13, 2017 / 8:26 pm


    • August 13, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      They were my favourite school pudding in school! You need to make them! I would love to know what you thought of them!

  18. August 13, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I don’t remember having these at school! Though I think the main dessert staple was apple crumble and custard! But omg I will definitely be bookmarking this post – there look soooooo good! x

    • August 13, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      NO WAY! a lot of schools had that, we even had it too! but the main ones were cool ones like this! Thankyou so much! I appreciate it xx

  19. August 13, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing! I really want to try and make it now!

    • August 13, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Any time! you should, it is so quick and easy!

  20. August 13, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    We had this in my school but we had the plain, buttery one more often and I used to buy it from our breakfast bar ALL THE TIME. Looking at the ingredients it makes me realise why I was such a podger in school 🐷😂 soo yummy though. I cannot wait to bake this myself, I’m not gonna be able to resist eating loads of it!
    Alice Xx

    • August 13, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Oh did you. HAHA! So was I dont worry about it girl! it literally was so amazing. YES BAKE IT AND YOU WILL BE SO HAPPY! I ate so much of it! x

    • August 14, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      no way, I think everyone should have experienced this as a kid for sure! thank you x

  21. thebakingbackpacker
    August 13, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Im sure I used to have this – served with chocolate custard with the skin on top!!

    • August 14, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      At my school we had like normal custard, pink custard and chocolate custard ahaha! x

  22. August 13, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    I love your story behind this treat it gives it so much more meaning!

  23. August 14, 2017 / 11:27 am

    We didn’t have this at my school and I feel like I seriously missed out, this looks so good and I am a sucker for anything made with chocolate. Great post, I love when people share their favourite recipes x

    • August 14, 2017 / 6:56 pm

      oh no 🙁 I feel like every child should have experienced this! Thank you, and I agree there is something personal about it isn’t there x

    • August 15, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Good I am glad!! you do 🙂 x

  24. August 16, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Looks soo delicious! I am a HUGE chocolate lover and probably a bigger chocolate fan than even children 😛 I never had this when a child, so I definitely been robbed of that from my childhood 🙁 😛 Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    • August 18, 2017 / 6:35 pm

      Thank you so much!! Oh really haha!! yes this is really full of chocolate! no way 🙁 that makes me sad, you should have had it!! any time! thanks for reading!!

  25. November 10, 2017 / 6:58 am

    Tradition pudding chocolate, good all the time, thanks for sharing, following your nice blog :))

    • November 14, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you for your comment. Thank you

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