Melt-in-the-middle mug cake

This chocolate cake is made entirely in a mug. It requires no weighing, takes 45 seconds to cook and has a melty chocolate centre, perfect for a quick treat

  • Prep:3 mins
    Cook:1 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 385
  • fat 37g
  • saturates 11g
  • carbs 96g
  • sugars 63g
  • fibre 37g
  • protein 15g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp boiling water
  • 1 soft chocolate truffle of your choice (we used Lindt Lindor)
  • ice cream or cream, to serve (optional)


  1. Using a fork, whisk all the ingredients, aside from the chocolate truffle, with a pinch of salt in a large mug (ours was 350ml).

  2. Push the chocolate into the centre of the batter, and microwave the cake on high for 45 secs until cooked on the outside with a liquid molten centre. Serve hot with ice cream or cream, if you like.

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