Chocolate Mug Cake

This is the first mug cake I have tried and I have to say I was quite intrigued to see how it would turn out. Mug cakes are a simple idea, you basically mix all the ingredients in the mug and then heat it in the microwave and hey presto, instant cake. I love the fact that mug cakes can be made so quickly as it means if I'm really craving cake I can whip one up in a matter of minutes and even enjoy it from my favourite mug. The amount of washing up is also minimal, I only used a fork, spoon, measuring spoon and mug for the whole cake - why have I not made one before!?

This chocolate mug cake is particularly indulgent, the chocolate chips make extra gooey bits on the top of the cake and if you slightly under cook it you can even have gooey bits in the centre. Have a go yourself and enjoy the comforting treat of a cosy chocolate mug cake. Why not add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top too to make it into a perfect dessert?

2 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 tablespoon light soft brown sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 medium egg yolk
half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
4 tablespoons self-raising flour
2 tablespoons chocolate chips (milk or dark)

- Grease a 250ml mug or small mug with butter or oil
- Melt the butter in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or until melted
- Add both sugars and the cocoa powder to the mug and beat together with a fork until it is all combined thoroughly
- Add the egg yolk and vanilla to the mixture and beat together with the fork
- Next, beat in the flour until thoroughly combined and you have a smooth cake mixture
- Add 1 tablespoon of the chocolate chips and stir into the mixture.

Now for the fun part! Place the mug in the microwave and cook for 30 seconds (in a 800W microwave). Sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of chocolate chips on top and then cook for another 30 seconds.
Now for the hard part - leave the cake to cool before eating. About 10-15 minutes should be enough, any sooner and it will be too hot to eat.
Add the ice cream or cream or simply enjoy on its own.

Tip: For a 600W microwave cook for 50 seconds at the first stage of cooking,
for a 1000W microwave cook for 25 seconds.


  1. Simple and easy to make ... love it perfect for when those sweet cravings.

    Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog

  2. Exactly Meghan, that's why I love it too. Thanks for commenting!


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