4 ingredient molten chocolate dessert

Today I’m sharing the recipe for Paddy’s signature dessert: molten chocolate pudding! It’s his go-to for every potluck dinner party, or for when he’s craving something sweet in the evening. Paddy’s been perfecting this on and off over the last few years, ever since we ordered some incredible melt-in-the-middle chocolate lava cakes at a restaurant in Italy, named Palazzo Riccucci!

Recently, he’s been trying to make his chocolate desserts more ‘healthy’ – in this case, just not including any flour (making them gluten-free and wheat-free, and feeling a little lighter) – as well as making them as quick and easy to make as possible. He’s reduced the ingredients to just four items: chocolate, banana, egg, and coconut oil.

— Paddy loves using both dark and milk chocolate. He finds that milk chocolate burns more easily, although it’s his favourite kind! Traditional chocolate pudding recipes often use dark chocolate and butter, which makes the chocolate taste more like milk than dark. For this recipe, we’re using no butter and just a little bit of coconut oil, so that’s why he adds some milk choc in too.

I’d say baking them in the oven has the best results, but you can use the microwave too if you’re wanting an even speedier creation (remember the ‘cake in a cup’ craze!!).

Scroll down for the recipe and cooking instructions 😋

Molten chocolate dessert

Course Dessert
Servings 2 ramekins


  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 80 g milk chocolate
  • 1 banana
  • 1 large egg (free-range)
  • 1 heaped tsp coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C / 428F

  2. Add dark chocolate and coconut oil to a mixing bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds

  3. Add milk chocolate and chopped banana to mixing bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds

  4. Mix ingredients together. Microwave for a further 30 seconds

  5. Stir to form a smooth liquid. If needed, use a fork to mash the banana more

  6. Line two ramekins with a small amount of coconut oil. Pour chocolate mix into ramekins

  7. Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes

  8. Check to see if top of puddings are solid. If you'd like them less gooey, cook for another few minutes

  9. Optional — If you're wanting them extra chocolatey, you can add a few more chocolate buttons to the top! We've paired ours with some strawberries here

If you’re trying to use your microwave less, you can also melt the ingredients together by placing the glass mixing bowl over a pan of water on the stove. Paddy just uses the microwave here to speed up the process.

For more easy recipes, check out my recent blog on supporting your immune system, which features two healthy soup recipes. Or, this recipe for vegan, gluten-free protein bars!

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