RECIPE: SUPER QUICK Microwave Chocolate Mug Pudding

18 July 2017

If you like chocolate creations that you can whip up super quick, you are going to LOVE this!

Taking only five minutes to make and with no washing up (except the cup), this chocolate mug of loveliness will have you coming back for more! Dairy-free and gluten-free options included.

And, if you don’t like using the microwave, you can simply bake it in the oven on 180 degrees in a small oven-proof dish (experiment with baking times).


  • 4 tbsp self-raising flour (or almond meal for a gluten free alternative)
  • 2 tbsp Rapidura or coconut sugar (or you can replace with an equal quantity of your choice of sugar)
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp milk (rice milk, almond milk or oat milk will also work as a dairy alternative)
  • 3 tbsp olive or coconut oil (or melted butter)
  • 3 tbsp good quality dark chocolate chopped finely (you can find dairy and gluten free chocolate in health food stores)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Variations: 1 tsp instant coffee powder / 1 tbsp orange zest / 3 chopped fresh dates


1. In a large bowl, place all the dry ingredients (flour, natvia, cocoa) and combine thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

2. Into this bowl, add the wet ingredients (egg, milk, oil, vanilla essence) and the chopped chocolate.

3. Add the variations if using any.

4. Stir thoroughly to combine.

5. Divide the mixture amongst two microwave-safe mugs.

6. Optional variation: Place a teaspoon of peanut butter in the centre of the filled mug and mixture. YUM!

7. Place in the microwave and cook one at a time.

8. Cooking times will vary as microwaves differ. Cook on medium heat for one minute and check to see if it is cooked. The pudding should be firm, but will also have a soft centre. Continue to cook at 10 second intervals until cooked to your liking.

9. If using the oven, heat to 180 degrees and place the mixture in a small oven-proof dish. Cook for approx 10 minutes and check progress. The cooking time may take up to 20 minutes.

Lock yourself in a room away from the kids, sit back and ENJOY!!

Do you have a favourite chocolate fix?

For more easy recipes, check out our coconut and lemon bliss balls, 10 Nutella dessert hacksno-bake energy bars or our three-ingredient pancakes! YUM.

Written by

Tara Leong

Tara Leong is a university-qualified nutritionist renowned for her no-nonsense approach to nutrition and health. A new mum and keen cook, she debunks popular nutrition myths, teaching people how to live a healthy life without the fad diets. Tara is passionate about advocating a fear-free and guilt-free way of eating because life is too short not to enjoy a slice of chocolate cake. Find Tara on Facebook at The Nutrition Guru and the Chef and at Baby Guru Nutrition. To book a consultation with Tara, head to

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