Double Chocolate Mug Cake- made in a minute 

I’ve seen a few mug cakes being shared on facebook over the last few months but bm ever really took them seriously.

Then tonight I got home to cranky kids and my husband was heading out for the evening. I needed cake, but not to have to wash up.

That was when I had a flash of inspiration and googled “mug cake”. produced a selection but I settled on this one. It doesn’t sound like it’ll work but it does.

The cake is better than I expected but without butter it lacks, well butteriness, which is in my opinion one of the best things about cake. However, it’s super chocolatey and very tasty. The melted chocolate on top makes it and I suspect a blob of whipped cream or some ice-cream would be fantastic too.

small girl helped

Here’s how to make it:


1 egg

1/4 ie 0.25 cup icing sugar

1 or 2 tablespoons cocoa depending how chocolatey you want it. I went with 1.5 tablespoons.

Enough Milk chocolate chips to spread on top

Crack the egg into a mug (I used a wide one but not too big) and add the icing sugar and cocoa. Mix well with a small whisk until the mixture is smooth and glossy.

Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Then add 10 second increments watching  to make sure it hasn’t spilled over. Ours was done in 50 seconds in a 900W microwave.

Sprinkle chocolate chips on top immediately and they’ll melt into the cake.




25 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Mug Cake- made in a minute 

  1. Oh my goodness, so easy to do I have to try one!! Although now I just want to dive in and eat yours, thanks for sharing (I’m @daisychainbaby on Twitter) x

  2. I both love you and hate you for this recipe! I really shouldn’t be eating naughty chocolate cakes because I’m trying to eat healthy but this looks amazing and I’m going to have to try it. Thanks for the recipe x

  3. I too was a disbeliever but I’m going to try this – sounds like a great way to massively impress the kids with small effort – perfect.

  4. I really wish you hadn’t told me how to make cake in under a minute. I had threatened to look it up before but never brave enough to have that knowledge to hand. I might have to try it now! It looks amazing. 🙂

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