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Chocolate Mug Cake

Updated: Aug 1, 2021

I love making desserts, but sometimes I don't get the time to make a big dessert, and when those cravings hit in the middle of the night, this chocolate mug cake is just perfect. What makes it perfect is a big dollop of Nutella! The best part is, you can customise it and add some great toppings, like nuts, Oreos, fresh berries and whipped cream. The combinations are endless.

Just toss it all into the mug and give it a quick minute in the microwave, and its ready. I usually make this dessert when I want something quick and the kids are sleeping. I don't want the excessive noise to wake them up. Otherwise they wake up ready for dessert. And sometimes, I don't want to share. Yeah, I'm mean ! :)

Preparation Time 3 minutes

Cook Time 1-2 minutes in the microwave

Serves 1


3 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

3 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons oil

1/2 tablespoon vanilla essence

20 grams chopped chocolate


1 teaspoon nutella

whipped cream

icing sugar for dusting


  1. Take you favourite mug. Place the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda in the mug. Mix well with a fork.

  2. Add the oil, milk and vanilla to the dry ingredients. Mix well. the mixture should be smooth.

  3. Lastly, add the chocolate chunks to the mixture. Mix just to combine.

  4. Place the mug in the microwave and heat for 1 minute. Do not overcook. The cake will dry out. (up to 90 seconds)

  5. Top with icing sugar and Nutella; or your favourite toppings.

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