Easiest ever microwave mug cakes

Learn how to make these quick and easy desserts with just a few key ingredients. Our recipes are perfect for when you fancy something sweet in a hurry.

Points to remember:

  • White chocolate and raspberry: Pour 3 tbsp vegetable oil into a microwave safe mug. Add 3 tbsp caster sugar, 1 egg, 3 tbsp plain flour, pinch baking powder and whisk with a fork until smooth.
  • Drop in a few fresh or frozen raspberries, 4-5 squares white chocolate and sprinkle the top with a few flaked almonds.
  • Carefully place in the microwave and cook for 45 secs-1 min on high until puffed up and cooked through. Leave to cool for 1 min or until just warm.
  • Dust with icing sugar to serve.
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  • Apple and cinnamon: Peel, core and chop 1 apple and put the pieces in a mug with a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of brown sugar. Microwave on full for 1 min 30 secs or until the apple is soft but still holds its shape.
  • Pour 3 tbsp vegetable oil in a bowl and add 3 tbsp light brown sugar, 1 egg, 3 tbsp plain flour, a pinch of baking powder and a pinch of cinnamon. Whisk until smooth then pour the mixture into the mug on top of the cooked apples.
  • Microwave on high for 45 secs-1 min or until puffed up and cooked through.
  • Top with double cream or custard.

  • Chocolate: Pour 2 tbsp vegetable oil into a mug. Add 3 tbsp light brown sugar, 1 egg, 2 tbsp plain flour, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tbsp boiling water, few drops vanilla extract and whisk with a fork until smooth.
  • Unwrap 1 Lindor chocolate truffle and drop it into the middle of the cake batter.
  • Microwave on high for 45 secs-1 min or until puffed up and cooked through and the truffle has melted.
  • Great with a scoop of ice cream.

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