Hot Chocolate Cake – a Quick, yummy, easy dessert


The idea of a cake in a mug is not new but nevertheless, ingenious!

It’s a great almost instant dessert if you need one on the spot for friends.

It’s also beautifully portioned – no leftovers to tempt you!

And it’s very delicious, a bit like a cross between a brownie and a flourless chocolate cake.

First mix the dry ingredients in a cup well:


2 Tbsp plain flour

1 1/2 Tbsp caster sugar (or 2 Tbsp if you like it sweeter)

1 Tbsp cocoa

Then add the wet ingredients:


1 Tbsp oil

1 Tbsp water

Stir well and wipe down the sides of the cup.


Microwave on HIGH for one minute.


Dust with icing sugar.

Serve with a scoop of ice-cream or cream!


(Looks good on a saucer!)


Add a few drops of vanilla extract and a pinch of cinnamon and cayenne pepper.

Would also be good with a bit of liqueur!

and check out Not Quite Nigella’s version too!

And her 5 min cheesecake

and 5 min quiche in a mug



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