Very quick chocolate cake/pudding

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This – ‘one pot’ chocolate pudding –  probably ranks as a ‘slummy mummy’ dessert, but despite this is excellent with vanilla ice cream.  I made a small quantity using one egg.  This would definitely feed three people and four at a stretch.

  • 30g plain chocolate
  • 75ml milk
  • 30ml oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 60g plain flour
  • 15g cocoa
  • baking powder 1 rounded tsp
  • 40g caster sugar

Break up the chocolate and melt in a microwavable pudding basin (capacity at least a litre) for 3 minutes at 350W in the microwave. When melted, add the milk and the oil to the melted chocolate and then beat in the egg.

Sieve the dry ingredients together (and ensure that they are well mixed).

Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate, milk, oil and egg mix (in the pudding basin) and mix with a large spoon until well combined.

Smooth the top of the mixture. Cover in cling film (pierced in a couple of places) and microwave at 750W for 2.45 minutes. Allow to stand for 2 minutes.

Serve a scoop of the cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

If you want to turn it out, to look like a pudding, I did this quite successfully by running a palette knife around the inside of the pudding basin.

Different microwave ovens may have different settings and the suggested powers/timing may require adjustment.

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