Q - Quick and Easy Mug cake

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Previously I've struggled to make mug cakes, there's something about putting together the quick and easy mixture and then cooking it in the microwave - I can't seem to knack. However, this recipe I found on NetMums as an easy 10 minute recipe, to make a delicious dessert - made sure I couldn't mess it up, and I finally made my first successful Mug Cake.

Microwave Mug Cake:

This recipe makes 1 mug cake in a large cup or two smaller mug cakes in small-standard mugs. I only made the cake in one standard mug, thinking the fact the mixture only covered half the mug would give it enough rising room, however, the cake still overflowed the mug, so although it may not look like very much, you only need a small amount of mixture. 


4 tbsp of Self-Raising Flour
4 tbsp of Caster Sugar
2 tbsp of Cocoa Powder
1 Egg
3 tbsp of Milk
2 tbsp of Chocolate Chips (Optional - but I would advise putting them in otherwise the cake is a bit dry)  


1) Use a medium sized bowl and after you've created the mixture tip the mixture into one large mug or divide it into two smaller mugs.
2) Measure out the flour, sugar and cocoa powder into the bowl and mix them together to combine them.
3) Add the egg and mix it in - trying to make sure the egg covers most of the dry mixture
4) Add in the milk and mix until it's smooth with no visible lumps
5) Add in your chocolate chips (if you're including them) and mix until they're combined into the mixture completely.
6) Centre your mug in the middle of the microwave and cook for 2-4 minutes - depending on how powerful your microwave is - or until it is firm to the touch.
7) Allow the mug cake to cool and serve
8) Enjoy!

If you don't like chocolate cake, try removing the cocoa powder and adding in 2 extra tbsps of self raising flour instead. Also try adding in a spoonful of peanut butter, chopped nuts, jam, raisins - all could be quite nice to try in your mug cake.

"Good food is very often, even most often, simple food"

Until Tomorrow,

Alice x