Microwave Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding.

Written by Rebecca

Yeah, you read that title right.  MICROWAVE, SELF SAUCING and CHOCOLATE PUDDING.  ALL ingredients, little mixing and no baking.  Awesome.  Every time I’ve said “I don’t bake.” or “I don’t cook.” I’ve always been able to use the microwave, thank the whirlpool gods for microwaves!  Pop tarts were invented by someone just like me, open packet, insert in toaster = made.  NOW THAT’S a meal I can make my family. :)

Hmm, all mixed in ready for the WAVE! The MicroWAVE!

I used to make this back home in Australia, then figured out pretty quick that this dish was a major hit over here in the U.S. also.  Now, let me warn you.  It doesn’t SOUND pretty and it certainly doesn’t LOOK pretty, but, once you’ve scooped a hot melty spoonful in your mouth (that’s what she said), it’s not the wrapping paper that counts, but the present on the inside.

Also be prepared to have to wipe down the inside of your microwave when you’re done.  This has a small tendency to spontaneously volcano-like explode in the midst of microwaving…. Don’t be a wuss, I sold it right, it is very little baking, but I didn’t promise anything about the cleaning.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need.  As well as a microwave safe dish. The recipe below feeds about 6 – maybe 8 people.  Don’t forget to serve it with some icy cold whipped cream, or heavy whipping cream (my personal favorite) or plain vanilla ice cream.

For Part 1:
60g butter
1½ cups self raising flour
220g (1 cup) caster sugar (regular sugar)
25g (¼ cup) cocoa
180ml (¾ cup) milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For Part 2:
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
35g (1/3 cup) cocoa, extra
2 cups boiling water

Finger lickin' good!

Part One:  Melt the butter in your microwave safe bowl you are using, then add and mix the self raising flour, 1 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 3/4 cup of milk and 1/4 cup cocoa all together.  Throw it all in and mix it around.  Use a wooden spoon, or whatever you have laying around.  Remember, this recipe is lazy, and made for lazy non-chef people.  No need to worry about carefully mixing in portions in an electric mixer, or slowly beating something to a creamy something, throw it in, slap it all around and that’s step one.

Hot water over the cocoa and brown sugar sprinkle mix

Part Tw0:  Mix the extra 1/3 cup cocoa and 1 cup brown sugar in a separate bowl, throw that (sprinkle as evenly as possible if you’re going to get all OCD on me) on top of the main mix in your big bowl, DO NOT MIX IN.  Just leave it on the top.  Then pour over everything, your 2 cups hot water.  DO NOT MIX IN.
GOD this is SO EASY.
I’m having to tell you to do less work than you think you need to do!
No I’m not wrong, trust me.  Don’t mix it, just leave it all there, it’ll be alright on the night, promise.


Put it in the microwave.  Put it in for 10 minutes on high.  Advice:  Put down a few layers of paper towels in the microwave so there’s less goop to cleanup at the end.  You’ll need up to 30 – 40 minutes each in 10 minute intervals on high, depending on your microwave.  You’ll need to stick fairly close by and check the mix frequently, to avoid volcano explosions and until you get to know how long this will take you.

Fresh out of the oven! I mean, err, microwave!

Not much different than the BEFORE photo,  just gloopier.  You test by sticking in a knife and seeing that the inside looks “cakey”.  There’s no dangerous ingredients in this mix like uncooked eggs, so if it isn’t cooked all the way, your best guess will not harm you.  DO look for the thick “self saucing chocolate” part and the cake texture inside.

Cake-y, pudding-y = yumm-y!

Drop a handful in a bowl, serve hot and steaming, with a scoop of freezing ice cream and you’ve got yourself a yummy easy, hopefully well liked dessert everyone can enjoy.  Also liked with this dish as a topping is a sprinkle of icing sugar, vanilla custard, whipping cream or whipped cream like redi whip.  YUMMO!!!

Mucho Delicioso!

Good luck!  I encourage you to send me photos of your microwaves  after you’ve tried this recipe.  Again, who cares, when you can make a fabulous chocolately pudding cake like dessert in the MICROWAVE!  It’s the seventies again and cooking in the microwave is suddenly the hippest thing you can do! :)




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