My Favourite Mug Cake Recipe

Hey guys!


I wanted to share this recipe because it’s one of my favourites during the winter and autumn months. I have been making this mug cake and changing up the recipe for a long time now but I think I’ve found the sweet spot of perfection.


This recipe is a modified version of the Egg-Free Chocolate Cake recipe in the book Mug Cakes by Mima Sinclair. My uncle and aunt bought me this book a few years ago for Christmas and I have been obsessed since day one!


I’d been wanting to try a proper mug cake for many months previous and the ones I tried either tasted disgusting or turned to charcoal (literally) in the mug because the cooking time was wrong.


This modified recipe suits my tastes but obviously you can adapt it for what you want and like. For example I changed the type of sugar because my mum never buys light soft brown sugar and I also decreased the amount of sugar to bring out a bit of bitterness in the cocoa powder.


That’s what I love about cooking and baking. You can adapt recipes to your exact taste and sometimes these twists in the recipe make a whole new hybrid of food that becomes your signature recipe!


This is yet another post where I express my passion for cake and I apologise wholeheartedly!


So, onto the recipe!


You Will Need

A 300ml Mug

Measuring Spoons

A Fork

2 Tablespoons of Melted Butter

1 Tablespoon of Cocoa Powder

2 Tablespoons of Semi-Skimmed Milk

1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

2 Tablespoons of Granulated Sugar

4 Tablespoons of Self Raising Flour

1 Pinch of Salt

Chocolate Chips


Squirty Cream



Step One

Put the butter into the mug and microwave until completely melted


Step Two

Add the cocoa powder to the butter and mix with a fork until completely combined. I use a fork because I find it mixes better than a spoon and helps make sure all the dry ingredients get mixed in.


Step Three

Add the milk, vanilla and sugar to the mug and mix everything together until it’s completely smooth.


Step Four

Add the flour and salt and your chocolate chips. If you want to add marshmallows, feel free to do so. Stir until everything is combined.


Step Five

Cook in the microwave for the following time, dependent on your microwave power:

600W = 1 minute 45 seconds

800W = 1 minute 30 seconds

1000W = 1 minute 15 seconds


Step Six

When cooked, leave to cool and then squirt on squirty cream, add marshmallows and chocolate chips and any other topping you desire.


And that’s how simple my mug cake recipe is! If you love mug cakes, you definitely should pick up the mug cake recipe book or even pick it up for someone who loves cake! I love how quick, easy and tasty these cakes are and they’re perfect for when you’re sat watching Bake Off and get a cakey craving…



Do you have a mug cake recipe that you like? Let me know below with a comment!



Lots of Love,


Melanie-Jessica x

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