Hot Chocolate Mug Cake

Now take heed…. this is a very dangerous recipe to have in your repertoire.

In just one minute you can cook up a single portion of hot chocolate cake! With it’s own chocolate sauce!! Perfect for a f-f-f-f-freezing snowy evening. Grab a mug and a spoon and don’t say I didn’t warn you….IMAG1090


posing mug cake

It’s easy, quick, delicious and if you’re anything like me the ingredients are always in your cupboards.  So there’s nothing to stop you from making this even when you know you shouldn’t!mug cake ingredients

For the cake you’ll need:

  • self raising flour
  • caster sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • baking liquid (or melted butter)
  • 1 egg
  • vanilla essence

For the sauce:

  • warm water from a kettle
  • brown muscovado sugar
  • cocoa powder

Start by putting 3 dessert spoons of the flour and sugar in a mug with 2 dessert spoons of cocoa powder

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Then add 3 dessert spoons of baking liquid and 1 egg. If using butter then start the other way around and put 3 dessert spoons of butter in a mug and melt in the microwave, add the egg and then the dry ingredients.


Stir thoroughly

cake mix in a mug

You can put this in the microwave to make a simple chocolate cake but don’t be afraid to personalise the flavours so if you like peanut butter and chocolate chips then plop a spoonful of those in or add in fruit, nuts, whatever you like. I added vanilla….

monin vanilla syrup

and made a chocolate sauce in the same mug by pouring 3 dessert spoons of water to sit on top of the cake mixture, sprinkle 1 tsp of cocoa and 2 tsp of brown sugar.

saucy mug cake

Place in the microwave for 1 minute.

puttin mug cake in microwave

It should rise and still be a little gooey as the sauce finds it’s way down the inside of the mug moistening the cake all the way through. If your cake is a little too gooey put it back in the microwave for another 30 secs.

muga cake with chocolate sauce chocolate mug cake

For an alternative sauce, add 2 dessert spoons of milk to a handful of marshmallows and you’ll have a sweet sticky sauce on top of your cake.

I learnt this recipe from the recipe book that came with our first microwave many many years ago and was initially a recipe for a much larger cake so I’m sure you can increase the amounts for a big microwaveable bowlful. Or just double the amounts above sticking to 1 egg to make two mugfuls.


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