Donna Hay: Basics To Brilliance Kids

Make dessert in the microwave with this simple pudding cup recipe by Donna Hay. If you love the combination of chocolate and coconut, make sure you also try Donna's easy choc-coconut popsicles!


  • 40g unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao or cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup (60ml) maple syrup (pure and sweet)

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1/3 cup (40g) almond meal (ground almonds)

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut


  • 1.

    Place the butter, cacao, maple and milk in a medium heatproof jug. Place in the microwave on high for 30 seconds.

  • 2.

    Remove the jug from the microwave and, using a fork, whisk the mixture until it’s smooth. Break the egg into the jug and add the almond meal and vanilla. Whisk again until it’s all combined. Divide the mixture between 2 small microwave-safe mugs or ramekins and top with shredded coconut. Gently stir in coconut before cooking.

  • 3.

    Place both mugs in the microwave on high for 1 minute 20 seconds or until the puddings are set around the edges but still a bit wobbly in the middle.

  • 4.

    Using a tea towel, carefully remove the puddings from the microwave (the mugs may be hot to handle). Serve warm with vanilla-bean yoghurt or ice-cream on top, if you like.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

  • Energy 764kj
  • Fat Total 33g
  • Saturated Fat 15g
  • Protein 9g
  • Carbohydrate 115g
  • Sugar 97g
  • Sodium 62mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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