Microwave chocolate & coffee mug cake

This recipe is a really guilty pleasure. I try not to keep biscuits or cake in the house so if I fancy a treat I’m forced to go to the shops. This usually means I don’t bother, and end up eating something healthier instead. But (un)fortunately for me – and you – I’ve discovered the wonders of the microwave mug cake. It just so happens to be pretty quick to throw together and uses ingredients I usually have in the cupboard. And it’s delicious!

Make in 5 minutes
Serves 1

  • Vegetarian


  • 4 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp strong coffee, cold
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil


  1. Put the flour, sugar and cocoa powder into your biggest (oversized) mug and mix well.
  2. Beat in the egg with a fork, then add in the milk, coffee and oil. Stir until smooth.
  3. Cook for 1 Β½-2 minutes in the microwave, until it has stopped rising. Make sure you keep your eye on it!

mug cake and spoon on a desk with laptop


If you don’t have any coffee, just add in 3 tbsp of milk instead – it works just as well!

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cake in mug with spoon


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