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Chocolate Mug Cake

As a primary school teacher, I rarely have time to make a whole cake from scratch. A few months ago,  I started my search to find a cake that I could make quickly when I was having one of my sweet cravings (I get these a lot!). I stumbled upon this recipe, adjusted it to the items I had available in my cupboard at the time and I have never looked back! This is definitely my go-to mug cake recipe, it’s moist, rich and super easy.

Chocolate Mug Cake (Adapted from Ree Drummond’s recipe – The Pioneer Woman – link to the original recipe below)

3 tablespoons Plain flour

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons sunflower oil

4 tablespoons semi-skimmed milk


1) Add all the dry ingredients into a mug.
2) Mix all the dry ingredients through with a fork to get rid of any lumps.
3) Add in the oil and milk and mix thoroughly.
4) Place mug in the microwave for 1 and 1/2 minutes on full power and there you have a chocolate mug cake!


I like to have my cake with a nice, cold glass of milk but the beauty of this recipe is that it can be adapted to suit you.

Variations (for when I’m feeling creative!):

Chocolate orange mug cake – use the zest of 1/2 an orange.

Chocolate peanut butter mug cake – add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Until next time..

Chandni x


13 thoughts on “Chocolate Mug Cake

  1. I’ve made one of these before but I did not want to follow any recipe and not surprisingly, it did not turn out too great. I think I added too much salt.

    Authen ~


      1. Thank you; I am not particularly one for chocolate cakes but nevertheless, I can bet that a warm piece on a cold night can be delightful. Perhaps, I shall!

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