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6Total Time
5Prep Time
1Bake Time

Chocolate Mug Cake

Quick and easy

5 Reviews

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.

6Total Time
5Prep Time
1Bake Time


  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 tbsp Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 2 tbsp Silver Spoon Light Brown Sugar
    • 1.5 tbsp Cocoa Powder
    • 2 tbsp Sunflower Oil
    • 4 tbsp Boiling water
  • Nutella Filling & Topping

    • 2 tsp Nutella
    • 1 tsp Nutella to drizzle
    • 1 pinch Chopped hazelnuts
    • 1 Nutella B-Ready Wafer
  • Biscoff Filling & Topping

    • 2 tsp Biscoff spread
    • 1 tsp Biscoff spread to drizzle
    • 1 Lotus biscuits
    • 1 dollop Whipped cream
  • Lindt Filling & Topping

    • 2 Lindt Lindor Truffles
    • 1 dollop Vanilla ice cream
    • 1 piece Lindt Chocolate Square


  • Microwave
  • Microwave Safe Mug
  • Spoon

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