Easy Cake: Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

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Chocolate craving? No problem, make a simple microwave chocolate cake in less then 5 minutes. Easy preparation and no eggs required.

Chocolate Mug Cake

This chocolate mug cake is really easy to make, it can be made in a matter of minutes. The recipe is made in the microwave in around 3 minutes and contains no egg, so their is no concerns about under cooking. As you can see from the image, the cake was eaten almost as fast as it was cooked!

You will need:

4 tbsp self raising flour

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp cocoa powder

3 tbsp milk

3 tbsp butter

1 tbsp nutella/ chocolate spread (optional, but makes the cake really moist)

Pinch of salt

Drop of vanilla extract

1 coffee mug

How To Make

1. In your mug sift flour, add cocoa powder, salt and sugar and mix together.

2. To the mix, add milk and butter and mix well ensuring there is no lumps or flour pockets.

3. mix in nutella and vanilla extract.

4. Once mix is smooth put a blob of nutella on top of the mix. This will melt down and form a nice topping.

5. Place mug in the center of the microwave and cook for around 3 minutes. This is based on a 750watt microwave. For newer microwaves reduce the power and cooking time appropriately. Once the cake has risen and a cocktail stick comes out clean the cake is done. This may take less time than 3 minutes.

6. Leave cake to cool slightly and enjoy by yourself or share if you are feeling generous.

Chocolate Orange Mug Cake

This is the basic chocolate mug cake recipe, it can be altered to suit different tastes. Try out the recipe below to make chocolate orange mug cake.

You Will Need:

4 tbsp self raising flour

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tbsp milk

1 tbsp orange juice

3 tbsp butter

1 tbsp nutella/ chocolate spread (optional, but makes the cake really moist)

Pinch of salt

Grated zest of one orange

1 coffee mug

How To Make

1. In your mug sift flour, add cocoa powder, salt and sugar and mix together.

2. To the mix, add milk, orange juice and butter and mix well ensuring there is no lumps or flour pockets.

3. mix in nutella and orange zest.

4. Once mix is smooth put a blob of nutella on top of the mix. This will melt down and form a nice topping.

5. Place mug in the center of the microwave and cook for around 3 minutes, or until cake is cooked.

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