19th Century: Cabinet Pudding

Preparation info
  • Makes


    pudding in a 1 litre 35 fl oz 4 cup fancy mould
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2016

  • About

This pudding is also sometimes called ‘Newcastle pudding’, ‘diplomat pudding’ or ‘Chancellor’s pudding’, though the connection with politics isn’t clear. Recipes also vary. Most recipes are tipsy puddings – much like a trifle – with pieces of sponge cake or sometimes even plain buttered bread or biscuits soaked in booze layered with dried fruits and custard. These are placed in a fancy mould and the pudding is then steamed.