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Cake in a Mug

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Serves 1

This is the quickest and one of the most delicious cakes you will ever make!

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  • Ingredients:
  • 4 tbs flour
  • 4 tbs sugar
  • 4 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 small egg
  • 3 tbs milk
  • 3 tbs light oil
  • 2-3 drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 handful chocolate chips
  • You will need:
  • large mug or
  • 480ml (1 pint) pyrex jug


    1. Combine flour, sugar and cocoa powder in a mug. Stir in the egg, milk and oil, then add vanilla drops and chocolate chips.
    2. Cook uncovered in the microwave on high (1,000W) for 3 minutes.
    3. Allow to cool, tip out on to a plate and tuck in!

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Emma Ïrŵîñ
6th Aug, 2017
It creates a lovely sponge! But instead of 3tbs of oil I used 2 and then 1tbs of butter and a extra Tbs of sugar
1st May, 2017
Beware, if you eat this cake in mug in a mug your are eating the equivalent of 9 cupcakes if you separate the batter into cupcakes. I use the recipe to make quick, light and fluffy cupcakes, but unless I wanted to be the size of a house in would not make it in a mug solely for me.
Emma Ïrŵîñ
6th Aug, 2017
what if I wanna eat 9 cupcakes
29th Jan, 2015
Use this all the time but cook for 3 minutes full power in my 850 microwave and always get good results
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