Magic mug chocolate cake

Magic mug chocolate cake


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About this recipe: This is a student recipe for a quick and easy chocolate cake, made in minutes in the microwave and eaten hot. Very indulgent!

ClareJA2012 Essex, England, UK

Serves: 1 

  • 4 tablespoons plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or hot chocolate powder
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips

Prep:3min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Ready in:6min 

  1. Add all ingredients (apart from the chocolate chips) to a very large mug and mix well.
  2. Add the chocolate chips and fold in gently.
  3. Microwave in the mug for: 4 minutes at 650-750 watts; 3 minutes at 750-1000 watts; or 2 minutes at 1000+ watts.
  4. Allow to sit in the microwave for a minute before removing - it will be piping hot.
  5. Serve with double cream and fresh strawberries for an indulgent and beautiful dessert, or straight from the mug for a naughty midnight treat!

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Reviews (8)


Best mug cake I have ever made! Dense, chocolaty, rich, & yummy! It didn't have a spongy texture at all that you sometimes get from mug cakes. I used mini chocolate chips and they worked perfectly. I sprayed my cup with a little baking spray and it popped right out after baking. Mine cooked about 3-1/2 minutes and was perfect. - 17 Feb 2015


Tasty! Made it with my children helping. Something really easy for them to do! We added a few Maltesers to it - 14 Jan 2015


Like this idea? Donate £5 to Macmillan. Text MAKE to 70550 in aid of September's Coffee Morning event. - 10 Sep 2012

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