Black Forest mug pudding


This pudding is quick and simple to rustle up, but tastes deliciously indulgent. You can use any red or purple jam, with or without 'bits' in it, for a tasty treat.



  1. Put the jam and chocolate spread into a mug, and microwave for 30 seconds to soften. Stir in the oil and milk. Leave to cool for a minute or two.

  2. Beat in the egg then mix in the honey or golden syrup. Stir in the flour, to make a smooth batter.

  3. Place the mug back in the microwave for 90 seconds on High. It will rise quite a bit, but deflates again a little afterward.

  4. Top with an small dollop of jam and chocolate spread, then microwave for a few seconds until melted.

  5. Remove, and allow to stand for a minute or two before tucking in as it will be hot.

Recipe Tips

This pudding doesn’t keep well, so it’s best to eat it soon after making it.