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Microwave Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding in a Cup

After sampling various microwave desserts in a cup, I was craving my favourite—self-saucing chocolate pudding. The Internet failed to provide a microwave cup recipe so I adapted a larger one. On my third attempt I discovered the perfect recipe:

In a cup or ramequin combine

  • 1.5 tbsp self raising flour
  • 1.5 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp cocoa
  • 1.5 tbsp milk

and spoon mix until smooth.


  • 1/2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

on top, then carefully pour on

  • 1 tbsp hot water.

Put it on a saucer—it might overflow—and microwave for 30s. Time may vary based on the power of your microwave, try 1m on medium if this doesn't work for you. You want it to look cakey on top but still be liquid underneath.