There’s something so comforting about chocolate puddings served with a big dollop of ice cream – it’s such an indulgent pudding and really easy to make.
While it can be tempting to buy something from the shops, this easy dessert recipe is so quick to make that it’s a shame not to create the magic yourself. It would also make a really great Valentine's Day recipe for a special celebration pud.
It’s super quick to make in the microwave and you’ll know exactly what’s going into your pudding too so there’s no preservatives or hidden sugar. You’ll need some ramekins, but you could try making this pud in a mug too if you’ve not got any.
It takes minutes to combine all the ingredients and pop it in the microwave, and you’ll probably have most of the bits you need in the cupboard anyway, so it’s a great dessert recipe to keep handy if you have any chocolate craving emergencies!
This recipe makes enough for two people but if you’ve got a whole family to feed you can just double it as many times as you need.
- 4 tbsp plain flour
- 4 tbsp caster sugar
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder, plus ½ tsp to dust
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp (30ml) vegetable oil
- 3 tbsp (30ml) milk
- 4 tsp nutella
- to serve
- berries & icing sugar
Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa and salt together in a medium bowl. Then add the egg, oil and milk and mix until well combined.
Place a large spoonful in each ramekin then place a teaspoon of nutella in the centre of each. Spoon over the remainder of the cake mixture and microwave for 45 secs – 1 minute. Its ready when it stops rising. Dust with the remaining cocoa powder and top with berries to serve.
Top Tip for making Microwave Chocolate Pots
Swap the nutella for peanut butter, jam or marmalade!