Wednesday 23 November 2011

Chocolate for the Soul

I love chocolate! It truly is comfort food for the soul. Chocolate in any form- a bar of chocolate, a silky smooth chocolate mousse or a rich chocolate cake- they all work for me. There is nothing better to soothe frayed nerves or to cheer you up when you’re feeling blue.

A while back my mum gave me a 3 minute chocolate cake recipe and I was intrigued, especially since it was made in a microwave. When I tried it however, it was a bit of a disaster! Undeterred by this minor setback, I decided to tweak a few things, and a couple of tries later I came up with what I like to call ‘Magic 3 min Chocolate Pudding’.

This recipe is perfect to serve as a dessert if a few friends come over unexpectedly, or simply if you’re in the mood for a quick chocolate treat, I mean you don’t need an excuse when it comes to chocolate!

Since this pudding is served warm, it is especially good with winter setting in. What could possibly be better on a cold night than the delicious, gooey warmth of this pudding?

So here it is… my ‘Magic 3 min Chocolate Pudding’.

For the Cake
4 tbsp flour (maida)
½  tsp baking powder
3 heaped tbsp powdered sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
4 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp coke

For Sauce
1/3 cup dark chocolate cut
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp whiskey or rum
2 tbsp milk

For the sauce heat the chocolate, butter, honey, whiskey and milk in a microwave till the chocolate melts (about 2 mins). Stir till all ingredients are combined and set aside to cool.

For the cake combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. In a microwave proof bowl combine milk and butter and heat in the microwave till butter melts. Set aside to cool. Add the egg and vanilla to the dry ingredients.  Slowly add melted butter mixture while simultaneously beating slowly. Once ingredients have combined beat mixture till smooth. Finally add coke and beat slowly till combined.

Pour the mixture into a microwave proof bowl. The bowl should be about 7” to 9” in diameter and approximately 5” to 6” deep. Pour sauce over the cake mixture and heat in microwave (high heat) for 3 minutes. Serve instantly and ENJOY!


  1. Interesting post, Shalini. Seems like an amazing quick recipe. Coke was an interesting ingredient there. Let me try this at home, and I'd tell ya how it goes.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hey Neha. It really is an easy recipe. Let me know how it comes out.

  3. I've put a link to your dessert recipe in my twitter update. I want more people to try it :)


  4. Thanks Neha! Did you try it? Will be putting up some more recipes soon.


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