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Microwave Chocolate Pudding in a Mug

4.5 from 119 votes
Learn how to make Microwave Chocolate Pudding in a Mug, a rich and decadent dessert that will satisfy your chocolate cravings anytime!
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What’s that? A Chocolate Pudding made in a microwave in less than five minutes! I mean what else do you want me to say? Why are you still sitting here reading this? Seriously? GO make some now!

Microwave Chocolate Pudding made in a Mug is one of my favorite desserts. I use 72% chocolate chips to give it an incredibly decadent, rich flavor that is similar to a sophisticated chocolate mousse.

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Smooth and warm, this dessert requires just 1 mug and a few minutes to make.

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Make up some extra Chocolate Pudding in a Mug and have it for dessert the next day, too!

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Chocolate Pudding in a Mug

4.5 from 119 votes
Learn how to make Microwave Chocolate Pudding in a Mug, a rich and decadent dessert that will satisfy your chocolate cravings anytime!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Learn how to make Microwave Chocolate Pudding in a Mug, a rich and decadent dessert that will satisfy your chocolate cravings anytime!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons (1½ oz/45g) bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (cornflour)
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cups (4oz/115g) full fat Milk

Instructions

  • In a large microwavable mug mix in the chocolate and cornstarch
  • Pour in the salt, vanilla and milk and stir
  • Microwave for 1 minutes, then whisk with a fork
  • Microwave for another 30 seconds and whisk again. You will see it starting to thicken as the milk heats up. (timing based on my microwave which is 1200W so your cook time may vary)
  • Continue microwaving for short intervals until it is nice and thick (always keep a close eye on your mug meals so they don't over heat or over flow)
  • Serve warm with some whipped cream on top and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Cooking time will vary greatly depending on your microwave and the width and depth of the mug.
Once the pudding begins to thicken microwave in intervals of 10 - 30 seconds depending on the power of your particular microwave.

 

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Pudding Lover
Pudding Lover
2 months ago

Pudding is one of my favorites and this one does not disappoint; quick, easy and efficient.
Originally, I tried this recipe and it did not thicken up for a while, which had me worried.
Only trying it again, I added a bit more cornstarch and it worked great, and was a thick as I hoped.
Pudding perfection!!

Rachita
Rachita
1 year ago

Hi Gemma! In love with this quick fix to sweet cravings….but quick question….if this can be achieved in a Solo Microwave??

Jacky
Jacky
1 year ago

I have just made this. I followed the recipe to a T. It turned out awful. A milkshake is thicker than this. After reading all the reviews I thought what could go wrong as it is so simple to make. I will not be making this again and I don’t think I will try any of your other recipes, this one has put me off. I have baked in the microwave loads of time with success.

Chloe
Chloe
3 months ago

I just made this and I love it! I didn’t have full fat milk, so i mixed half cool whip and half 2% milk. It sounds crazy, but it worked absolutely amazingly, and I think made it really creamy. This recipe is way better than all other microwave pudding recipes I’ve tried, I can’t wait to see your other recipes!!!

Timi
Timi
4 months ago

Hi Gemma, I think you should tell them to keep microwaving it at intervals until it thickens or better still show a detailed video of your process until it thickens. I personally think the recipe is great. It worked for me I just had to keep putting it back in the microwave for about 4 mins at 30 sec intervals

Bernadette
Bernadette
8 months ago

Hi Gemma,

I love this but sometimes the cornflour does not mix properly and I end up with small congealed jelly bits, any suggestions on how to prevent this from happening?

P.S I mostly ate tv dinners before finding you mug cakes a few weeks ago because I hate cooking, now I tell anyone that will listen about your mug cakes!

B

P Hogan
P Hogan
1 year ago

There is something wrong with this recipe. It does not thicken into anything approaching “pudding”. I ended up adding an egg yolk, and now it is pudding.

David
David
1 year ago

There is no way that picture was from this recipe. 1/2 cup of milk plus 3 TB bittersweet chocolate comes out a light color.. like hot chocolate.. nothing like the picture. And the milk boiled over before it got very thick. An entire teaspoon of vanilla!? I use 1/4 tsp in a whole bowl of pancake batter. THat seems excessive.
Based on trying to recreate that recipe I have to believe that all these comments are fake.
The recipe doesn’t come out looking or tasting that great.

Ramya
Ramya
1 year ago

I made this but instead of chocolate pudding (since I ate all of mine yesterday and don’t have any) I made butterscotch. It came out perfectly and I’m so excited!! this would be fun to experiment with a ton of flavors 🙂

Isa
Isa
2 years ago

Wow!!!! This recipe is amazing. I added a teaspoon of instant coffee and kdjsikdndhsvb my god AMAZING ❤️ THANK YOU

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