3 Minute Mug Cake

Try this easy chocolate cake recipe which uses a spot of microwave magic. It’s a wonderful way to lift a mid-afternoon mood or to create a spontaneous treat for friends and family.

Preparation time: 30 seconds

Cooking time: 135 seconds

Serves: 1

Difficulty: easy

Approx cost: 85p

 Mug Cake Recipe


  1. 8 squares of chocolate (40g)
  2. 1 egg
  3. 30g butter
  4. 20g caster sugar
  5. 20g flour
Mug cake recipe Mug cake recipe


  1. Put the chocolate and the butter in the mug.
  2. Place the mug in the microwave for 45 seconds (600 W).
  3. Stir the melted mix and add the rest of the ingredients, mix them together and place the mug in the microwave for 90 seconds (600 W).
Mug cake recipe
Mug cake recipe

TIP: The mug may be a little hot, be careful when taking it out of the microwave and leave to sit for at least 15 seconds before enjoying your cake. 

Mug cake recipe