I bought this great recipe book around Christmas time as I though a mug cake was such a fantastic idea! It’s taken me this long to actually try it. It really does only take 10 minutes to have delicious chocolate cake for one, and hardly any washing up- bonus!
Chocolate Mug Cake
So I toke this recipe from Mug Cakes *Chocolate* by Sandra Mahut. There are so many lovely recipes in the book, now I’ve done one I will definitely be trying more.
I think these would make a great novel dessert for a dinner party, and as they only take 5-10 minutes to rustle up, you can impress your friends with minimal effort. I will be buying some prettier mugs for this very purpose!
As an added bonus of having chocolate cake in less than 10 minutes (as if one is needed!), because all the ingredients are mixed in the mug there is very little washing up to do- it’s win win really!
- 30g butter
- 4 tbsp hazelnut chocolate spread
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp light brown sugar
- 4 tbsp plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Put the butter and 3tbsp of the chocolate spread in the mug, and microwave for 30 secs to melt. Mix together well.
- Allow to cool slightly, then add the egg and beat well using a fork.
- Add the sugar, flour and baking powder and mix in well with the fork until all the ingredients are incorporated.
- Cook in the microwave for 30-40 seconds.
- Spoon the last tbsp of chocolate spread into the middle, and cook for a further 40 seconds.
- The top of the mug cake may look a bit moist, but if it is firm underneath it is done. Don’t be tempting to cook for longer as it can dry out the middle.
- Sometimes the cake can spill over the edge, just wipe away any spilt cake mixture with a clean damp cloth whilst it is still warm.
- I chose to just sprinkle the top of mine with icing sugar, but you could get more inventive and use cream, chocolate chips, nuts, anything you fancy really.
I will be trying and adapting more mug cake recipes in the future, so watch this space! If you do make any I would love to hear your comments!
NB. I am a home cook, and have had no formal training in preparing food. So these are just recipes that I use at home for the family. Whilst I have taken time to try and be as accurate as possible, some of the quantities are approximate. I am always keen to learn, so if you think the recipe can be improved upon please take the time to comment below. I also love seeing your versions.