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Chocolate Mug Cake

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Quick and easy

5 Reviews

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1 Mug
1 Mug

About the Mug Cake

Good things don't always come to those who wait...

Have you only got 5 minutes to spare? Need to satisfy your sugar cravings but your cupboards are bare? Never fear, our Chocolate Mug Cake has come to the rescue. This quick mug cake recipe can be filled and topped with your favourite chocolate and is sure to be gooey, rich and ready to eat in less than a couple of minutes.

Why not smoother in Biscoff Spread or Nutella? Or, if you're feeling extra indulgent hide a Lindt Lindor Truffle in the centre for the ultimate melt-in-the-middle mug cake centre. Yum.

*Please note that all microwaves are different and therefore the cooking time can vary. This mug cake was cooked using a 1250W microwave and took 1 minute on full power. Depending on your microwave the mug cake may take more or less time. The mug cake is ready when it has risen and has started to pull away from the edge of the mug.

16 ingredients6 steps


    1. Step 1

      Place the flour, sugar and cocoa powder in a microwaveable mug and stir together until well mixed.

    2. Step 2

      Stir in the oil and boiling water and stir together until the mixture is smooth.

    3. Step 3

      For the Nutella mug cake: Spoon the Nutella into the middle of the mixture

      For the Biscoff mug cake: Spoon the Biscoff Spread into the middle of the mixture

      For the Lindt mug cake: Push the Lindt Lindor Truffles into the middle of the mixture.

    4. Step 4

      Spoon the cake mixture over the filling so it’s concealed. 

    5. Step 5

      Microwave for 1 minute* until the cake is risen and has started to pull away from the edge of the mug.

    6. Step 6

      Top the mug cake with delicious decorations, grab a spoon and dig in!


    • For the Mug Cake

      • 3 tbspAllinson's Self Raising Flour 
      • 2 tbspSilver Spoon Light Brown Soft Sugar 
      • 1.5 tbspCocoa Powder 
      • 2 tbspSunflower Oil 
      • 4 tbspBoiling water 
    • Nutella Filling & Topping

      • 2 tspNutella 
      • 1 tspNutella to drizzle 
      • 1 pinchChopped hazelnuts 
      • 1Nutella B-Ready Wafer 
    • Biscoff Filling & Topping

      • 2 tspBiscoff spread 
      • 1 tspBiscoff spread to drizzle 
      • 1Lotus biscuits 
      • 1 dollopWhipped cream 
    • Lindt Filling & Topping

      • 2Lindt Lindor Truffles 
      • 1 dollopVanilla ice cream 
      • 1 pieceLindt Chocolate Square 


    • Microwave
    • Microwave Safe Mug
    • Spoon

    Nutritional information per 197g serving

    • Energy 771cal
    • Fat 45g
    • of which Saturates 9.9g
    • Carbohydrates 77g
    • of which Sugars 55g
    • Protein 10g
    • Salt 0.43g

    5 Baker Ratings

    My daughter just made this for me and I was very pleasantly surprised. Really nice with ice-cream and clotted cream

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    The perfect recipe for that super quick chocolate fix. Ready in next to know time and tasted the same as an oven baked cake. Delicious served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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