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Self Sauce Chocolate Pudding – Microwave Recipe

When it’s winter and I reach for the winter warming desserts, my first pick is always the self sauce chocolate pudding microwave recipe. It’s a one bowl recipe, it’s easy and it’s quick; exactly what I need when I have to deal with my cravings immediately!

It really is that easy, throw all the ingredients into the bowl for the self sauce pudding, microwave it and it’s done, ready to serve with a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream, and berries if you’re keen. A delicious dessert cooked and ready all in about 12 minutes, how good is that!
self saucing chocolate pudding microwave

Easy self saucing pudding for the microwave

self saucing chocolate pudding microwave

Self Sauce Chocolate Pudding Microwave Recipe

Eva Lewis
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Dessert


  • 60 g butter
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar extra
  • 1 tbsp cocoa extra
  • 1 3/4 cup hot water


  • Melt the butter a microwave safe bowl large enough to cook the pudding in.
  • Into the melted butter, stir in sifted flour, sugar, cocoa, milk, egg and vanilla. Mix together.
  • Combine the extra sugar and cocoa in a separate bowl and sprinkle over the top of the pudding mixture.
  • Pour over the hot water.
  • Cook in the microwave on high for 8 minutes (my microwave is 1100 watts. If yours is less, you may need to do it for a little longer).
  • You will know it is ready when the mixture is cake like and the chocolate sauce has thickened around the edges.
  • Serve the pudding into a bowl, coating the pudding with some of the chocolate sauce and a scoop of ice cream on the side.


Hint: You’ll have to try and control yourself with this self sauce chocolate pudding microwave recipe. It’s hard to share even though it serves about four people.  Enjoy!


self sauce chocolate pudding microwave

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  1. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    August 4, 2014 / 7:13 am

    Yum!! I totally love a good choc self saucing pudding… and too easy in the microwave! 🙂

  2. August 4, 2014 / 8:38 am

    Um, YUM! I love self saucing puddings.

  3. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    August 4, 2014 / 11:32 am

    Love a chocolate pud. I blogged and baked the oven version of this and made it twice this week after a long stint of no puddings. Delicious!

  4. August 4, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    Ohh I love chocolate pudding! I don’t really eat chocolate bars etc, but I adore chocolate fudgy gooey goodness. This reminds me of winter meals when I was growing up. hmmmm

  5. August 4, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    I am literally about to drop everything and make this heavenly treat! I’m all about easy and lazy cooking so this is perfect!!! I’m salivating so bad. Gross! haha. Life of a pregnant lady: food, food, food! x

  6. Hugzilla
    August 5, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    It’s 10:30 at night and I want this in the worst way but I am going to do the sensible thing and go to bed. Poo to being sensible!

  7. August 11, 2014 / 2:25 pm

    Hi! I didn’t end up getting round to reading and commenting last week! SOme weeks everything is so hard and I am constantly playing catch up. This pudding looks delish. I love a self causing pudding. All warm and gooey, smothered in cream AND ice cream!!!

  8. Deb H
    August 22, 2014 / 10:13 am

    Make this many times during the winter months.