• Nicole Short

One-cup Microwave Chocolate Pudding

Now this made me so excited and it was a quick fix for a dessert during a cold day in lockdown! Took a total of 7 minutes and this is for 1 serving in a large cup! If you are lucky enough to be more organised than me, serve with cream or ice cream!

Makes 1


  • 4 tbsp self-raising flour

  • 4 tbsp caster sugar

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1 medium egg

  • 3 tbsp milk

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil or sunflower oil (I only had olive oil and it worked out just as good)

  • a few drops of vanilla essence or other essence (orange or peppermint work well)

  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips, nuts, or raisins etc (optional)


Add 4 tbsp self-raising flour, 4 tbsp caster sugar and 2 tbsp cocoa powder to the largest mug you have (to stop it overflowing in the microwave)and mix.

Add 1 medium egg and mix in as much as you can, but don't worry if there's still dry mix left.

Add the 3 tbsp milk, 3 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil and a few drops of vanilla essence and mix until smooth, before adding 2 tbsp chocolate chips, nuts, or raisins, if using, and mix again.

Centre your mug in the middle of the microwave oven and cook on High for 1½ mins


  • Make sure to use a mug that is big enough as the batter will rise quite a bit in the microwave. I suggest using at least a 12-ounce mug for this recipe.

  • When measuring your flour, make sure to spoon it into the measuring cup and level it off with the back of a knife.

  • Keep a close eye on the cake as it’s in the microwave and cook it until the center is just set. I find that 1 minute and 15 seconds is perfect, but the amount of time may vary slightly for you.

Please enjoy and let me know once you have tried it!

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