Chocolate microwave mug cakes with napkin and spoons

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 2 mins


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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal1117
  • fat47g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs146g
  • sugars83g
  • fibre8g
  • protein23g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 4 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 medium egg



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  • 3 tbsp milk



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  • 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)


  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.

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

  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.

  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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22nd Jun, 2019
Pretty decent mug cake. I used a huge mug and it almost filled it! A tiny bit rubbery, but to be honest it's a pretty good cake for one that takes 2 minutes to mix and cook.
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Icypanda queen
12th Jun, 2019
Rly good recipe
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Icypanda queen
12th Jun, 2019
I find it so easy to make when i get home from school
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Icypanda queen
12th Jun, 2019
I agree it gets cooked in one min or so
2nd Jun, 2019
I followed the recipe and it came out rubbery and quite tasteless, Disappointed!
10th Feb, 2019
It's a bit rubbish but just add a little more milk, take away a tbsp oil and add a tbsp butter, you should be fine.
26th Sep, 2018
This was not good. Don't bother; there are much better mug cake recipes out there.
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Ngoc Huynh
1st Jul, 2018
I half every but egg and milk . 1 egg and 2tbs of milk . It's perfect for small mug I have. I wanted sth nice with my vanilla ice cream and it's perfect. I also too lazy so I put all in one and mix all together. Fast and easy . 1m50s in microwave come out soft and moisture
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2nd Apr, 2018
Made this today for my hubby, it was very big filled my largest mug. I added chocolate chips and orange extract, he loved it and ate it all. Served with vanilla custard.
18th Jan, 2018
Halved the amount, microwaved for 40 seconds, done to perfection. Just enough for a sneaky chocolate fix for one.


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