Now, before you begin, learning how to make a microwave chocolate mug cake is a dangerous game. Unlike our classic chocolate cake, you can whip up this tasty little cup of cake in the time it takes you to make a cup of tea can only lead to a heck of a lot more cake eating – you have been warned. It took us some time to master the art of mug-cake making, so don’t be put off if you don’t get a mug cake masterpiece first time around. But that said, after all our testing and tweaking, we truly believe this mug cake recipe is the best around. And we’ve spent days making these – trust us!
We tried all sorts of twists on the classic three-minute mug cake recipe which uses just chocolate chips, but our absolute favourite includes some small pieces of Terry’s chocolate orange bar into the mixture. It was heaven in a mug. We believe this to be the ultimate mug cake recipe but we’re always keen to hear your twists and tips on how we could make it even better!
- 4 tbsp plain flour
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp whisked egg (eg. not the whole egg because it’s a bit too much)
- 3 tbsp milk
- 3 tbsp oil
- dash of vanilla extract
- Pinch of cinnamon (omit if preferred)
- 1 or 2 segments of Terry’s chocolate orange bar, broken into tiny pieces
- 2 tbsp of chocolate chips
Mix together all the dry ingredients in the mug. Don't pick a mug that's too large or your cake may not reach the top.
Add the egg, milk, oil, vanilla extract and mix together. Once smooth, add in the pieces of chocolate and fold into the mix. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Try and get the mixture as even as possible in the mug and avoid pockets of air.
Microwave for 3 mins, in a 700w microwave on full heat. You should see the mug cake rise to the top of the mug. Keep an eye on it as it goes around. If after three minutes you can see (without opening the microwave door) that the cake is still rising, give it another 30 seconds.
Turn the mug upside-down and tip the mug cake out onto a saucer. Run a knife around the edges if your mug cake doesn't slide out easily.
Serve your mug cake with ice cream and a cuppa or decorate with frosting and chocolate buttons as seen above. Enjoy!