Mini Egg chocolate mug cake recipe

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A chocolate mug cake couldn't be any easier to whip up with this 8 minute recipe. The perfect delicious treat for yourself on a chilly afternoon...

Mini Egg chocolate mug cake
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Cost RangeCheap

The recipe for mini egg chocolate mug cake is the perfect treat for one. 

Whip up a Mini Egg chocolate mug cake in just five minutes in your microwave. All you need is a few baking essentials, including sugar and flour, an egg and some cocoa powder. You can enjoy these Mini Egg chocolate mug cakes just as they are, or you can treat yourself to an even more indulgent dessert by topping them with whipped cream or ice cream once they're ready. They'll be nice and warm so expect things to melt and mix together. If you’re out of Mini Eggs try Smarties instead or Rolos for a caramel kick. Dark chocolate squares and raspberries are another great twist for a chocolate gateau-inspired dessert. 


For the chocolate mug cake:

  • 5 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 5 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp cocoa
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Couple of drops of vanilla extract
  • 6-8 Mini Eggs




  1. Choose your favourite mug and add all the dry ingredients to the bottom. Mix together until you have an even-coloured powder. Add the egg, oil, milk and vanilla and stir well until combined and smooth.
  2. Drop in a few Mini Eggs, reserving some for the top, and pop in the microwave.
  3. Set your microwave to its highest setting and cook for around 3 minutes - it should puff up and over the top of your mug and be cooked right through.
  4. When cooked top with your remaining Mini Eggs and enjoy.

Tips for making mini egg chocolate mug cake:

To make sure this mug cake rises properly, make sure your mug is suitable for microwaving and that your microwave is on its highest setting.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies