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5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

By Chelsea Sugar
5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
1 serving
  • 60 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 5 mins
  • Cooking time 2 mins
  • Serves

    35g (1/3 cup) Edmonds Self Raising Flour
    1 tablespoon cocoa, plus extra to dust
    Pinch of salt
    1 1/2 tablespoons Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
    1 egg
    2 tablespoons Meadow Fresh Original Milk
    1 tablespoon melted Tararua Butter
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


    Sift Edmonds Self Raising Flour, cocoa powder and salt into a small bowl, stir through the Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar.
    In a separate small bowl, whisk the egg, Meadow Fresh Original Milk, Tararua Butter and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a fork until just combined.
    Spoon mixture into a 2 cups capacity (500ml) mug. Microwave on high for 70-90 seconds, or until pudding has risen and top is just set. Do not overcook. Dust with extra cocoa powder, serve immediately.

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Average Rating
(60 reviews)

It was an amazing 5 min cake. best I've had so far. =)

It actually work and tasted quite good

It was delicious me and me sister loved it we will definitely use this again amazing

It's a great recipe for a winter evening and it tastes amazing I would advise you to put cream on the side to calm down the richness but other than that it is so yummy.

Turned out to be a disaster, came out rubbery and was in for under 90secs (maybe over cooked but not sure), tasted rubbish too. The mixture tasted very good though. Too much egg I think, I could smell it from the microwave when cooking.

really rubbery and just hmm wasn't sure. i don't know if it was worth it. won't do it again. but good for kids and fun and easy to make. just doesn't taste great.

tis great

Oo. It's not for those who like a little depth in flavour. Be great for kids.

It's yum, I don't know what those people in the comments are talking about!

Loved this! Super tasty and easy to make ❤️ Would recommend having it with ice cream. Also mixing it too much gives it a bit of a rubbery texture. But amazing other than that! ☺️

Yum but a bit hard could do with some icecream

disgusting. tastes like egg and nothing else. the texture is strange and not at all cake like, extremely dense.

It’s all good tbh

Good I just think that its a little too rich for my likes. But yum with ice cream.

Absolutely disgusting, I tried making this, it made so many dishes and turned out so yuck and rubbery, as I did everything right like did the right time and ingredients I did not expect it to turn out so bad. really would not recommend and would not make again.

I think it is too dry. Would be good with icecream.

An amazing, yummy and quick dish.

Omg.. yummm. Simple and quick when wanting a last min treat. Even hubby approved. Will be making this more often!

Tasty. Maybe add a little less sugar so it’s good for gestational diabetics. Overall very rubber but full of flavour!

Great recipe. I would recommend putting it in for only 1:15 in the microwave otherwise it is to chewing and hard. Overall this is a great recipe. You only need a few ingredients and the self raising flour really does the job.

Tastes good! Just a little plain, Over all yummy! :D

We dont add egg and it comes out amazing.
Especially with cream on top when cooked. Yummm

Easy to make and very filling.

Tastes “eggy” and not the texture of a cake at all - rubbery

Amazed at the end result. So simple and quick. Definitely be making again as the kids loved it.

Love it. Quick and easy for lunch.

It is great with ice cream

It is great with ice cream

I like how easy it is to make but it tastes really dry in your mouth and doesn't have much flavor so I give it a 3.

It took 5 mins to cook it.

Mmmmmmm yum yum. We added whipped cream on top with choc chips all through it. It was delish.

I love this recipe ❤️

Isnt cooking

Nom nom nom, Cookie monster like!!!!!

I give this a 4 because it needed tweaking. I added 1/3 of a cup choc chips to the recipe and it tasted better than ever!

I Luv this soooooo much. I will make this for my family any day. I love the flavor and texture. I also find it very interesting how if rises and cooks in 1:20. It is like magic!!!!!!!!!

this is the best cake in a cup i have ever made so easy

Dis cake much delicious I nom on the mug

The cake in a mug was too eggie and it tasted super odd.

yummy :-)

This is so amazing I'm using it for Christmas prezys!

Yum, I left out cocoa and added cinnamon instead. Tasted like a pancake

Quick and simple. Could do with a touch more flavour. Will make again.

Tasted fantastic best mug cake ever!!!

Tasted like an egg. Bad recipe.

I do not recommend.

It was good. But it was lacking taste and sweetness. It was solid and needed milk to be slightly enjoyable I have had better cake in cups.


that turned out SO well that is a really awesome recipe
I put it in my cookbook thanks :)


My son had the idea to add peanut butter, a great idea was delicious served with a little cream :)

It's good looking, good tasting and easy to make.
Loved it great idea!!! :)

So easy and soooo goooood !!

Loved it soooooooooooo much! Tip - don't put the egg in the microwave when you are melting the butter!

the best mug cake ever

It really worked and tasted yummy


Best one so far

Nice FOOD!

Really good I recommend

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