Microwave mug cakes with raspberries on a tea-towel

Vegan mug cake

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 2 mins


Serves 1

Bake a simple vegan mug cake in the microwave – you can have it ready in under 10 minutes to satisfy a craving. Serve with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream

Nutrition and extra info

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal576
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs104g
  • sugars43g
  • fibre4g
  • protein8g
  • salt1.4g
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  • 3 tbsp dairy-free milk, we used oat milk
  • pinch lemon zest
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 4 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • pinch bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 4 fresh or frozen raspberries

To serve

  • coconut cream or dairy-free ice cream


  1. Put the milk in a microwave-safe mug, add the lemon zest and juice and leave to sit for 2-3 mins. It should start to look a bit grainy, as if it has split. Stir in the sunflower oil, flour, sugar and bicarbonate of soda. Mix really well with a fork until smooth.

  2. Drop in the raspberries then microwave on high for 1 min 30 secs, or until puffed up and cooked through.

  3. Serve with a drizzle of coconut cream, or a scoop of dairy-free ice cream if you like.

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Montana Rose's picture
Montana Rose
7th Mar, 2019
really fun, very easy, ice cream on top! delicious!
17th Sep, 2018
This is such a simple recipe and the result is so light and fluffy
Jimmy Manley
12th May, 2018
I made it but substituted buckwheat flour (because i had some left over in the cupboard) with some baking soda mixed in for the self raising, about half the sugar (and just ordinary granulated), a tablespoon of plain soya yoghurt because I didn't have any lemon juice or zest and blueberries instead of raspberries Anyhow it was delicious :-) thanks for the recipe :-) Hmmmm, almost a different thing
14th Jan, 2018
Is the nutritional value accurate? All the figures seem pretty high given the ingredients.
goodfoodteam's picture
23rd Jan, 2018
Thanks for your question. The figures are correct. To put them into context 1 tbsp oil is in itself 99 calories but the main issue here is the flour and sugar. In the UK our standard guidance defines 1 tbsp of flour as 20g so 4 x 20g results in 278 calories. 1 tbsp of sugar as 20g so 2 x 20g results in 158 calories. It's also worth remembering the "to serve" ingredients are excluded from the analysis.
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