Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding

  • 10MINS
  • 5MINS
  • Serves 8
  • 170KCAL

Sometimes you need chocolate, and you need it right now! Even when you’re in a hurry, there’s plenty of time to whip up this rich, chocolatey pudding in the microwave. It’s so simple to make, seriously comforting and surprisingly slimming friendly.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories170
  • Carbs27g
  • Protein3.9g
  • Fat8.1g
  • Saturates2.3g
  • Sugars9.5g

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Calling all chocoholics! This easy-to-make pudding will sort out your chocolate cravings in next to no time. You’ll probably already have most of the ingredients you’ll need to make this, and you won’t even need to turn the oven on – it cooks in just 5 minutes in the microwave. 

Despite being only 170 calories per serving, our Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding won’t let you down on indulgent, rich chocolate flavour. It really is as simple as it seems, and even more delicious than it looks! 

There’s something seriously comforting about this recipe, especially if you push the boat out and add some of our slimming-friendly Custard over the top too (or go for double chocolate with the Chocolate Custard!).

If you’re not in a rush you can bake this pudding in the oven instead. You can find the oven method for this recipe here.  

What diets is this Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding suitable for?

This Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding recipe is suitable for vegetarian and dairy-free diets. 

As always, take extra care when cooking for people with allergies and be sure to use different utensils, cookware and preparation areas.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding?

Nope! You should find you already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen for this recipe. 

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You’ll need some low-calorie chocolate syrup for this pudding. We used Choc Shot which is made by Sweet Freedom and can be found in supermarkets and online. 

We recommend using a 1.2 litre ovenproof pudding basin for this recipe. 

How many calories are in this Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding?

There are 170 calories per portion in this Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Grease a 1.2 litre ovenproof pudding basin really well with reduced-fat spread. Cut out an 8cm disc of non-stick baking paper. Grease the disc of paper and place, greased side up, in the bottom of the pudding basin.

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Step 2

Place the flour, reduced-fat spread, white granulated sweetener, caster sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, baking powder and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric whisk for 1-2 minutes on high speed, until you have a smooth cake batter. You can use a wooden spoon, but more effort will be needed.

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Step 3

Scrape the mixture into the prepared pudding basin using a rubber spatula. Level the surface if needed and loosely cover, leaving a small gap at the edge.

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Step 4

Microwave on high for 4 ½-5 minutes. The pudding will be ready when risen, spongy and a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to stand for 4-5 minutes, remove the covering and run a round bladed knife around the edge to loosen the pudding.

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Step 5

Turn out onto a serving plate, taking care as the pudding will be very hot. Spread the low-calorie chocolate syrup over the top of the hot pudding and allow it to melt and run down the sides.

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Step 6

Serve hot, alone, or with Custard or Chocolate Custard.

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What could I serve with this Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding?

It’s delicious on its own, but you can add some custard to make it extra special. A 58 calorie serving of our Custard recipe will make a total serving of 228 calories. You could also enjoy a slice alongside any of the following recipes:

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How do you know when Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding is cooked?

You should cook this Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding until it’s risen and until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. This will take around 5 minutes.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding in the fridge?

Once you’ve served this recipe, you’ll ideally need to eat it within 4 hours.

You can store any leftovers of this Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding in the fridge for 2-3 days. Make sure that you allow your leftovers to cool before putting them in a container with a lid and chilling in the refrigerator. 

Can I freeze Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding?

This recipe CAN be frozen, but please do remember to do the following:

  • Make sure that you freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Choose a container or a bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Label your dish with the name of the recipe and the date that you froze it on.

How do I reheat Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding?

From chilled: To reheat one slice, cover and microwave for about 30 seconds until piping hot. Timings are approximate and will depend on the power of your microwave oven. 

Alternatively, cover with kitchen foil and reheat in a moderate oven for about 5 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost overnight in the fridge and reheat from chilled following the instructions above.

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Microwave Chocolate Sponge Pudding

Sometimes you need chocolate, and you need it right now! Even when you’re in a hurry, there’s plenty of time to whip up this rich, chocolatey pudding in the microwave. It’s so simple to make, seriously comforting and surprisingly slimming friendly.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    5 MINS
  • KCals 170
  • Carbs 27G

Ingredients

  • 100 g self-raising flour
  • 125 g reduced-fat spread
  • 60 g white granulated sweetener
  • 60 g caster sugar
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp low-calorie chocolate syrup, for the topping
  • a little extra reduced-fat spread, for greasing

1.2 litre ovenproof pudding basin

non-stick baking paper

Medium mixing bowl

electric whisk

microwave oven

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Instructions

  1. Grease a 1.2 litre ovenproof pudding basin really well with reduced-fat spread. Cut out an 8cm disc of non-stick baking paper. Grease the disc of paper and place, greased side up, in the bottom of the pudding basin.
  2. Place the flour, reduced-fat spread, white granulated sweetener, caster sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, baking powder and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric whisk for 1-2 minutes on high speed, until you have a smooth cake batter. You can use a wooden spoon, but more effort will be needed.
  3. Scrape the mixture into the prepared pudding basin using a rubber spatula. Level the surface if needed and loosely cover, leaving a small gap at the edge.
  4. Microwave on high for 4 ½-5 minutes. The pudding will be ready when risen, spongy and a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to stand for 4-5 minutes, remove the covering and run a round bladed knife around the edge to loosen the pudding.
  5. Turn out onto a serving plate, taking care as the pudding will be very hot. Spread the low-calorie chocolate syrup over the top of the hot pudding and allow it to melt and run down the sides.
  6. Serve hot, alone, or with Custard or Chocolate Custard.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Make sure to use white granulated sweetener that has the same weight and texture as sugar.
Tip: We used a 800 watt microwave oven. Timings are guidelines and may need to be adjusted slightly depending on the power of your microwave oven.

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SharonMonday 10th April 2023

Could you make individual ones in ramekin dishes. Would that change the microwave times?

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    SharonTuesday 18th April 2023

    Hi Sharon, yes you could make individual puddings in ramekin dishes but the microwave cooking time would need to be reduced. We haven’t tested the recipe cooked as individual puddings but would estimate that they will need approximately 1 1/2 – 2 minutes each. Enjoy the recipe!

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