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Microwave mug cake

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

  • Prep: 5 mins
    Cook: 2 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy
  • Serves 1
  • Easy
  • Calories 1117
  • Carbohydrates 146
  • Saturated Fat 9
  • Sugar 83
  • Protein 23
  • Fat 47
  • Fibre 8
  • Salt 0.9

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 1117
  • Carbohydrates 146
  • Saturated Fat 9
  • Sugar 83
  • Protein 23
  • Fat 47
  • Fibre 8
  • Salt 0.9

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 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)

Method

  1. Add the flour, sugar and cocoa powder to the largest mug you have (to stop it overflowing in the microwave) and mix. Add the egg and mix in as much as you can, but don't worry if there's still dry mix left.

  2. Add the milk, oil and essence and mix until smooth, before adding the chocolate chips, nuts, or raisins, if using, and mixing again. 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. Don't forget to watch it rise as it cooks!

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