chocolate microwave mug cake

This chocolate microwave mug cake is a quick and easy recipe, perfect for pudding on a busy evening!


8 tbsp self-raising flour

8 tbsp caster sugar

4 tbsp cocoa powder

2 Happy Eggs

6 tbsp milk

6 tbsp vegetable oil or sunflower oil

a few drops of vanilla or peppermint essence

4 tbsp chocolate chips

sprinkle of icing sugar


  1. In one large mug, mix half of the sugar, self-raising flour and cocoa powder. Repeat this step with the other half in the second large mug.
  2. Crack 1 Happy Egg into each mug and mix.

  3. Add 3 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil, 3 tbsp milk and a few drops of vanilla or peppermint essence into each mug. Stir until smooth.

  4. Add 2 tbsp of chocolate chips into each mug and mix again.
  5. Put one mug in the microwave, cook for 1 min 30 secs – 2 mins 30 secs on high. Microwave cooking times alter from appliance to appliance so check after 1 min 30 secs to see if the cake mixture is cooked and springy but not wet to the touch, cook for 15 secs more and re-check, repeating until cooked. Repeat this step with the second mug.

  6. Let the cakes cool for a moment then top with a sprinkle of icing sugar.

  7. Enjoy straight from the mug!

serving tip

Serve with some seasonal berries.