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Chocolate microwave mug cakes with napkin and spoons

Microwave mug cake

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  • Easy
  • Serves 1

Need a quick chocolate fix? Try making this easy microwave mug cake with storecupboard ingredients. It's even more delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal1117
fat47g
saturates9g
carbs146g
sugars83g
fibre8g
protein23g
salt0.9g
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Ingredients

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

Method

  • STEP 1

    Add 4 tbsp self-raising flour, 4 tbsp caster sugar and 2 tbsp cocoa powder to the largest mug you have (to stop it overflowing in the microwave) and mix.

  • STEP 2

    Add 1 medium egg and mix in as much as you can, but don't worry if there's still dry mix left.

  • STEP 3

    Add the 3 tbsp milk, 3 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil and a few drops of vanilla essence and mix until smooth, before adding 2 tbsp chocolate chips, nuts, or raisins, if using, and mix again.

  • STEP 4

    Centre your mug in the middle of the microwave oven and cook on High for 1½ -2 mins, or until it has stopped rising and is firm to the touch.

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