45 second chocolate pudding with salted caramel


  • 4T self raising flour
  • 4T brown sugar
  • 3T cocoa powder
  • 1/4t salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3T milk
  • 1T sunflower oil
  • 1/2t vanilla extract
  • 1/21t good quality instant coffee granules
  • 24t ready made caramel like caramel treat, or dulce de leche with a pinch of salt
  • fresh cream or ice-cream to serve (optional)


  1. Dissolve the coffee granules in the milk, and then add all the ingredients except the caramel and pinch of salt, and mix them together in a bowl by hand until well combined.
  2. Divide the mixture evenly between 2 small bowls, teacups, or ramekins.
  3. Drop 1 – 2 teaspoons of caramel into the middle of each pudding – it will settle down towards the bottom of each.
  4. Microwave each individually on full power for 45 seconds. At this stage the pudding will be firm but still a bit gooey in the middle. If it is too under cooked or too gooey (all microwaves are different), simply microwave for a few more seconds until you are happy with the degree of firmness.