Microwave Mug Cake


Found this recipe on Netmums website and it sounds rather delicious.  Haven’t tried it yet, but if you want to try it here’s the recipe:

  • 4 tbsp self raising (SR) flour
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable/sunflower oil
  • A few drops vanilla or other essence (orange, peppermint etc)
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips/nuts/raisins etc (optional)

Use the largest mug you have to avoid it overflowing in the microwave!

Add the flour, sugar and cocoa powder to the mug and mix.

Add the egg to the mixture. Mix in as much as you can but don’t worry if there’s still dry mix left.

Add all the other ingredients apart from the chocolate chips etc (if you are adding) and mix until smooth. Add the chocolate chips and/or the nuts/raisins and mix well.

Centre your mug in the middle of the microwave oven and cook on high for 4-5 mins, or until it has stopped rising and is firm to the touch. Watch it rise as it cooks!

Allow to cool for a few minutes. Either eat out of mug or tip onto plate and serve with fruit, cream or ice cream.

Serves: 1-2 (1 is a big portion for a single person, so could be shared).


Netmums tip:Only half fill the mug with mixture.

Variation: If you don’t have a large mug, mix in a jug or bowl and share the  mixture between 2 standard mugs – cook for 3-4 mins.

Not suitable for freezing.

If you decide to try it or have ever tried something similar in the microwave let me know your thoughts!



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