Ali's Mandarin Self Saucing Pudding in the Microwave

Ali's kitchen 26/07/2018

Mandarins are everywhere right now and so cheap if you have your own tree. This is so quick and easy done in the microwave.

Mandarin Self Saucing Pudding in the Microwave


  • 1 cup ​sifted ​self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • ​4 Mandarins​, rind finely grated
  • 60g butter, melted, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed ​Mandarin Juice ​
  • 1 egg
  • ice-cream, to serve


  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups freshly squeezed ​Mandarin​ juice​


Lightly grease an 8cm deep, 6-cup capacity, heatproof, microwave-safe dish.

Combine flour, sugar and ​Mandarin​ rind in a bowl. Whisk together butter, juice and egg. Stir into flour mixture until well combined.

Spoon into prepared dish. Smooth surface.

​For the Sauce:

Put sugar and ​Mandarin juice into a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl or jug. Cook on MEDIUM power for 3 minutes, stirring every minute, or until sugar dissolves. 

Cook on HIGH ​(100%) power for 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce comes to the boil. Pour hot sauce over the back of a​ large​ spoon to evenly cover ​the ​pudding.


Place pudding onto a microwave-safe rack or upturned dinner plate.

Cook, uncovered, on MEDIUM (50%) power for 8 to 9 minutes or until a skewer inserted around edges comes out clean but the centre is still a little sticky. 

Cover tightly with foil. Stand for 5 minutes or until centre is no longer sticky. Serve with ice-cream.