I spent many years buying melting middle puddings from various supermarkets thinking they were a really tricky pudding to make. But a simple melting middle is actually really easy. You can refine any recipe and make it better and inevitabley more complicated but this one I have kept it super simple.
One thing I would say is that getting some proper dariole moulds does really help and they are fairly inexpensive.
We have these puddings most Sundays because my children love chocolate and these really finish of any meal perfectly. In the recipe I have included a few ideas on how you can flavour them too. They are great with vailla ice cream or whipped cream.
Note: It can be really tricky turning these out and I often find that ramakins don't work so proper pudding moulds are better. Alternatively just don't turn them out and enjoy them in the pot with some whipped cream on top.
Serve with a dollop of whisked double cream.