Melt-in-the-middle mug cake

Melt-in-the-middle mug cake

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 3 mins Cook: 1 min


Serves 1

This chocolate cake is made entirely in a mug. It requires no weighing, takes 45 seconds to cook and has a melty chocolate centre, perfect for a quick treat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal385
  • fat37g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs96g
  • sugars63g
  • fibre37g
  • protein15g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
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  • 1 medium egg



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  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp boiling water
  • 1 soft chocolate truffle of your choice (we used Lindt Lindor)



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  • ice cream or cream, to serve (optional)


  1. Using a fork, whisk all the ingredients, aside from the chocolate truffle, with a pinch of salt in a large mug (ours was 350ml).

  2. Push the chocolate into the centre of the batter, and microwave the cake on high for 45 secs until cooked on the outside with a liquid molten centre. Serve hot with ice cream or cream, if you like.

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Victoria Hall's picture
Victoria Hall
6th Jan, 2019
Very eggy - quite disappointed.
Hester Davies's picture
Hester Davies
15th May, 2018
I tried this without an egg because we didn't have one and I used milk instead. it was really nice! (Serve with chocolate sauce; really improves it!)
25th Feb, 2018
Just made a disgusting mess, doesn't deserve any stars!
29th May, 2017
I think I followed the recipe exactly but the result was not good and had to be thrown away. The texture was not at all cake-like and my teenage daughter wouldn't eat it even though she loves cake and chocolate.
11th Apr, 2017
Super quick and easy. A great hit with the family.
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