5-minute chocolate mug cake

    5 min

    A very tasty and quick cake that's made in a mug. It's cooked in the microwave and you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already.

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    Makes: 1 mug cake

    • 1 egg
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    Prep:2min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Mix all the ingredients very well.
    2. Pour the cake batter into a glass bowl or a microwave-safe mug.
    3. Microwave for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

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    I used this recipe for 2 cups as I didn't want it to overflow. I microwaved for just over 2 mins in 800W microwave. It was very tasty, but personally thought it was a little dry...not sure if I just cooked it a little too long?  -  05 Nov 2017


    very easy very testy  -  08 Jul 2017


    I'm generally an incompetent cake-maker, so this being a 'bung it all in, stir and nuke it' recipe is perfect for people like me. I misread the cocoa quantity and added 4 tbsp instead of 2 tbsp - not a deliberate tweak, and though it may have made the cake a little drier than it would have been had I not been such a numpty, no real harm was done. I cooked it in one of those mug-like microwaveable bowls from Poundland and it came out perfectly cooked and quite delicious.  -  27 Apr 2017

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