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How to make a selection of quick and delicious chocolate mug cakes

Whether you are looking for a last-minute dessert option, or something special for your next dinner party, these chocolate mug cakes are sure to please.


Nutella Mug Cake

4 tablespoons self raising flour

4 tablespoons white castor sugar

1 egg

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

3 tablespoons Nutella

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

Makes 1 very large serving.

1. Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes. (*Time depends on microwave wattage. Mine took 1 /2 minutes.) Top with whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce if desired.

2. Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Enjoy!


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mug Cake

1 egg

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1/3 cup of self raising flour

1 tablespoon of softened butter

3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

1. Crack an egg into your mug.

2. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top of this.

3. Toss in 1/3 cup of flour and a tablespoon of softened butter and top off with mini chocolate chips.

4. Mix everything together with a spoon.

5. Microwave for 1 1/2-2 minutes, or just until the top centre of the mixture has set.

Serve with a dollop of ice cream and enjoy!


Chocolate Fluffernutter Mug Cake

4 tablespoons sugar

4 tablespoons self-raising flour

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

3 tablespoons melted butter

3 tablespoons peanut butter

3 tablespoons milk

1 egg

Mini marshmallows for topping

1. Add all ingredients into a large mug and mix very well with a fork.

2. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 3 minutes. You can tell it is done when rises and settles. This cake is suppose to be gooey - not runny.

3. Top with melted marshmallows.


Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake

1 egg

1/4 cup castor sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder 

1, Crack the egg into the mug and add castor sugar and cocoa powder.

2. Whisk together with a small whisk until well mixed.

3. Microwave for 50 - 60 seconds, until the cake is cooked through.

4. Top immediately with a handful of milk chocolate chips, hot fudge, whipped cream, or ice cream.


Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake

1 egg

2 tablespoons strawberry yoghurt, stirred

1 tablespoon Canola oil

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 - 5 drops vanilla extract

4 tablespoons sugar

5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream for topping

Non-stick cooking spray

1. Coat the inside of the mug lightly with cooking spray and set aside.

2. Mix the egg, yoghurt, Canola oil, baking powder, vanilla extract, sugar and flour in a small bowl until completely smooth.

3. Fill the mug to halfway full and place it in the microwave. Bake it for 3 to 4 mintues, or until a cake tester comes out clean.

4. Top with strawberries and whipped cream and serve. 


Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

1 egg

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 tablespoon peanut butter

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon cocoa

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

handful of chocolate chips

1. In a small bowl, stir the egg, brown sugar, peanut butter, flour, cocoa and baking powder with a fork.

2. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a greased mug.

3. Microwave for 1 minute.


Chocolate Salted Caramel Mug Cake

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

4 tablespoons sugar

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

3 tablespoons skim milk

1 tablespoon Canola oil

2 salted caramels

1. In a small bowl mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, egg, milk, and Canola oil.

2. Pour mixture into a regular sized coffee mug. Drop caramels into centre of mixture one at a time.

3. Microwave on high for one minute and 30 seconds. If needed - if cake batter is still gooey - microwave on high for up to an additional 30 seconds.

Gluten-Free Mug Brownie

1/4 cup gluten-free flour

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Pinch salt

2 tablespoon canola oil

2 tablespoon milk, coffee or water

1. In a mug stir together the dry ingredients until no lumps remain.

2. Stir in the oil and milk until you have a thick paste.

3. Microwave on high for a minute, checking it after 30 seconds - it will be done when it’s springy on top but still a bit gooey.

Eat warm.

*You may have to increase cooking time, depending on the wattage of your microwave.


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