Words by: Christina Geggus


Looking for tasty puddings that are super quick? Check out our top 10 microwave desserts, all of which can be rustled up in less than 20 minutes.

Whether you’re cooking for the family or just yourself, we all love a delicious dessert at the end of the day. With these easy microwavable puddings that can be thrown together in a flash, no one’s sweet tooth will be left unsatisfied. Free from the hassle of using the oven, hob or grill, these desserts are fuss-free and made from simple, inexpensive ingredients.

Read our top tips on how to cook in a microwave to be sure you get the most out of your equipment – after trying these puds, you may want to do everything in the microwave!

1) Microwave mug cake

Two mugs of chocolate cake

These easy mug cakes will give you that much-needed chocolate fix using just storecupboard ingredients. Add in your choice of chocolate chips, nuts or raisins – you can even add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, too.

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2) Microwave brownies

Gooey chocolate brownie cake

If you’re after some serious indulgence, these simple peanut butter and jam brownies are for you. Done in just 15 minutes, they’re perfect for a sweet tooth.

3) Microwave coffee & walnut cake

Tray of iced coffee and walnut cake

Good Food reader Catherine Dunkley shares her perfect coffee and walnut cake that’s quick and easy. Top with clusters of walnuts for a crunchy buttercream top. A great weekend bake that will go down a treat.

4) Microwave banana pudding

Tray of banana pudding

We all love banana bread, right? Well, this one is the best ever in our opinion! It’s sure to be a family favourite and only takes 20 minutes to make. The riper the bananas used, the better.

5) Microwave chocolate cake

Iced chocolate cake

This is Edwina Hanslo’s super easy chocolate cake. Layered with creamy chocolate ganache, this crowd-pleaser is an ideal choice for busy parents.

6) Vegan mug cake

2 mugs of white chocolate and raspberry cake

This simple vegan dessert is packed with succulent raspberries and ready in just under 10 minutes. Make it your own by adding blueberries, strawberries or blackberries. Serve with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream to satisfy your sweet cravings.

7) Microwave lemon pudding

plate of lemon pudding and ice cream

For all the lemon lovers out there, this is the pudding for you. It’s ready in just 10 minutes and is delicious. Want something a bit richer? Swap out the lemon zest for cocoa powder and chocolate to make a hearty chocolate pud.

8) Microwave sticky sultana pudding

Sultana pudding covered in custard

This sponge is fruity heaven and can be cooked in the microwave in just 10 minutes. Serve with hot custard or single cream.

9) Microwave hot mocha pudding

Chocolate mugs with ice cream on top

Taking only a few minutes to rustle up, these delicious coffee-flavoured mug cakes are the best chocolate puddings ever. Serve with ice cream and liqueur for a rich, indulgent dessert.

10) Microwave banana bread & butter pudding

Bowl of banana bread and butter pudding

A scrummy dessert that the family will want every week. A great sweet treat that uses up leftover bread and bananas, this pudding is warming, comforting and ready in just 10 minutes!

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