Heaven on Earth: Turkish chocolate dessert recipe

A chocolate lover's dream

1y ago

One dessert that brings back many fond memories for me is a Turkish 'sup' – better known as a 'supangle'. When I was younger, my family and I would visit our local Turkish restaurant every Saturday afternoon, and would complete our lunch with a chocolate supangle for dessert as an accompaniment to some strong Turkish coffee or tea.

This dessert is essentially a chocolate pudding that comprises a base layer of cake pieces topped with a deep, rich chocolate cream pudding. The dessert is also commonly topped with shredded coconut, pomegranate arils, crushed nuts such as pistachios, almonds or walnuts, or my favourite garnish – chocolate chips.


A Turkish chocolate pudding.

Prep time20min
Cook time10min
Total time30min


  • 4 cups cold milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup leftover cake, or lady fingers
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, crushed nuts or fruit pieces (for garnish)


  1. Combine the milk, sugar, flour and cocoa powder in a small pot over a low-medium heat. Stir continuously.
  2. Once the mixture begins to simmer, remove the pot from the heat.
  3. Add the butter and semi-sweet chocolate to the mixture. Stir thoroughly until all the ingredients are fully melted and the texture is smooth and creamy.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool for approximately 10 minutes. Continue to stir the mixture every 3 minutes to avoid solidification.
  5. Cover the base of the serving dishes or cups with a layer of cake (or crushed sponge finger crumb).
  6. Moisten the cake layer with a splash of milk.
  7. Pour the chocolate mixture over the cake layer.
  8. Garnish the top of the puddings with chocolate chips, crushed nuts or fruit.

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