two rustic, handmade mugs on a side plate filled with chocolate sponge

Chocolate mug cake

  • serves 1-2 to share
  • Easy

Ideal for when you fancy something sweet but don't want to bake, this clever microwave chocolate mug cake for one is ready in just five minutes

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Whip up this chocolate mug cake for a speedy dessert, then check out our classic chocolate mousse, no-bake chocolate cheesecake, chocolate orange pots and plenty more quick chocolate desserts.

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Ingredients

  • self-raising flour 4 tbsp
  • caster sugar 4 tbsp
  • cocoa powder 2 tbsp, plus extra for dusting
  • egg 1 medium
  • whole milk 3 tbsp
  • sunflower oil 3 tbsp
  • vanilla extract ¼ tsp
  • dark chocolate 40g, roughly chopped
  • sea salt flakes a pinch

Method

  • Step 1

    Measure the self-raising flour, caster sugar and cocoa powder into a large mug, and mix together. Crack in the egg, pour in the milk, oil and vanilla extract and whisk with a fork until no lumps of flour remain and you have a smooth cake batter.

  • Step 2

    Add the dark chocolate and mix briefly again, then the top with sea salt flakes. Put into the middle of your microwave oven and cook on high for 1½-2 minutes or until firm to the touch. Dust with a little cocoa powder to serve, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 1292
  • Fat 59.4g
  • Saturates 17.5g
  • Carbs 162.3g
  • Sugars 97.2g
  • Fibre 9.0g
  • Protein 22.1g
  • Salt 1.45g
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