Chocolate Pudding With Salted Caramel

Five-Minute Chocolate Pudding With Salted Caramel

This month, we’re excited to feature rich chocolate desserts, starting with these insanely easy pudding cups from Sam of Drizzle and Dip. Here’s how to whip them up in less than five minutes…

Easy Chocolate Pudding With Salted Caramel
by Sam Linsell of Drizzle & Dip

This is a fabulous recipe for when you want to whip up a chocolate dessert in minutes. It hovers between pudding and cake and is made up entirely from pantry ingredients. The caramel is optional but adds a lovely textural element to the dish and is a delicious surprise to discover as you dig your way in. This is best served with fresh cream or ice cream and is posh enough to serve to guests.

Chocolate Pudding With Salted Caramel

Recipe: Chocolate Pudding With Salted Caramel
Serves 2

You’ll need:

1 tsp good quality instant coffee granules
3 tbsp milk
4 tbsp self-raising flour (or, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1/8 tsp of salt)
4 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2-4 tsp ready-made caramel, like dulce de leche, with a pinch of salt
Fresh cream or ice-cream to serve (optional)

Dissolve the coffee granules in the milk. Then add all the ingredients except the caramel and pinch of salt, and mix them together in a bowl by hand until well combined.

Divide the mixture evenly between 2 small bowls, teacups or ramekins.

Drop 1 to 2 teaspoons of caramel into the middle of each pudding. It will settle down towards the bottom of each.

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’s undercooked or gooey (all microwaves are different), simply microwave for a few more seconds until you are happy with the degree of firmness.

Easy chocolate Pudding With Salted Caramel

Thank you so much, Sam!

P.S. More recipes, including chocolate pot de crème and chocolate peanut butter fudge.

(Recipe and photos by Sam Linsell. Thanks to Stella Blackmon for helping with this series.)

  1. Mary jo says...

    I’m having a dinner party for 10 and would like to make these early in the day in the refrigerator and cook then at the last minute [they would be cold]….can I do that? Also, can I microwave 2 at a time?

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my recipe and I loved all the comments.

    love sam xx

  3. Minerrva says...

    So I made this and it works! 45 seconds in the microwave really cooks it and it’s delicious. I didn’t have caramel so I used a teaspoonful of Nutella. Very yummy. I saved the second portion for the next day in the fridge (uncooked), and it worked again. I worried that the baking powder would fizz out by the next day. I put a teaspoon of peanut butter in the second one. I’m writing this recipe down for when a I need a 5-minute treat or a decadent dessert for 2. Good quality cocoa is key.

  4. I made this tonight! Hubby and I loved it! :)

  5. This looks too good, Joanna! Honestly, looking at those pictures really made me haaaangry cause I can’t have chocolate )=
    Great post as always. I’m sure the recipe tastes decadent!!

  6. Carla says...

    Dulce de leche is just dulce de leche, give it it’s own props! It’s made from condensed milk boiled/cooked! Don’t mistake it for caramel because it is too good and stands alone!

  7. Salted caramel is one of my favorite flavors! Now when you combine chocolate together with it, then I have just died. I may commit a sin and try these out! They’re also super cute too!

  8. These look absolutely delicious! I love anything with caramel in it! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Is there is a way to do this without a microwave?

    • Yes, good question!

  10. These look sooo good! Perfect for a cozy night in

  11. Sea salt is my new warm weather obsession–sprinkled on my apple cider, hot chocolate, CHOCOLATE PUDDING NOW?!

    such a great flavor enhancer, try it!

  12. Michaela says...

    LOVE how easy this is! I might actually be able to handle this one :)

  13. AHH I love mug cakes!! One tip I have is to spray your ramekin with Pam or rub it with a little cooking oil (or butter), up the sides and around the rim. When the cake expands in the microwave while cooking, it’ll get all over the ramekin and this makes clean-up easier! :)

  14. Oh my glob, this looks amazing!!

  15. This looks perfect for when I’m craving something sweet and don’t want to cook up a whole batch of something! Thank you!

  16. Shannon says...

    I want to make it this weekend! Sadly I do not have a microwave. Any suggestions?

    • Sadly my recipe is for a microwave only

  17. Meredith says...

    For those of you without a microwave, can you report back what works? thanks!

  18. Emma says...

    Sadly, I don’t have a microwave! :( I feel like more and more people are getting rid of them. Is there an oven/toaster oven hack for this? Also, I love the irony that I need a SLOWER way to make this.

    • Sophia says...

      Ha, same! Would love to know the suggestion? (I guess maybe I’d try the oven at 350 for 10 minutes and then add time as necessary?)

    • Yes, me too! I would LOVE to know how to make these with an oven, so I could just throw a whole batch in together and have them out at the same time.

  19. Colleen says...

    wha…..??? sorry, gotta run to the kitchen NOW!

  20. It is such a wonderful treat, I like the idea of snapshot lovers dessert. Will definitly try it at night, when kids are asleep and we plan a cosy-movie evening at home just the two of us…which is always a special as too often I use to go back to work when kids are in bed.

  21. Mary Jenkins says...

    wow, looks incredible. i’m making this tonight! thanks for the recipe.

  22. Wow! This looks super delicious! Great pictures too :)