Hot mocha puddings

It only takes a few minutes to mix, microwave and top these hot chocolate puds with ice cream for a rich, indulgent dessert

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:5 mins
    plus standing
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 414
  • fat 26g
  • saturates 12g
  • carbs 35g
  • sugars 29g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 10g
  • salt 0.4g


  • 150ml milk
  • 50g pitted prunes
  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • 50g soft butter
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 4 scoops coffee or vanilla ice cream, to serve (optional)
  • 4 tsp coffee liqueur, to serve (optional)


  1. Measure the milk in a large jug, then blend with the prunes and coffee in a food processor until smooth. Add the butter, sugar, egg, almonds, cocoa, flour and a pinch of salt, then blitz again to make a thick batter.

  2. Scrape evenly and cleanly (don’t take the mixture up the sides) into 4 x 175ml ramekins (don’t use any with metal on them!). Cook in the microwave, spaced round the edge of the turntable, on Medium for 6 mins. The puddings will still look a bit moist, but that’s fine. Stand for 5 mins, then serve topped with a scoop of ice cream and a little liqueur, if you like.

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