chocolate mug cake

Chocolate mug cake

Chocolate mug cake

Serves: 1
Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: easy

James got a mug cake mug for his birthday and was eager to try it out. The kids didn’t think it was fair though that they didn’t get one, so we let each of them choose one to make as well. Unsurprisingly, Lewis wanted to make this chocolate one and Hannah chose a vanilla and strawberry one.

Mug cakes are such a simple bake to do with kids and perfect if you want to make something but don’t have a lot of time. They’re not quite as nice as a properly baked cake, but they’re ready in a few minutes which makes up for it.

We tried a few different flavours, but they lend themselves experiementing with flavours and adding other toppings – peanut butter, raspberries, sprinkles, let kids choose their favourite extras and see how they turn out!

Ingredients

4 tbsp flour
3 tbsp caster sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
3 tbsp milk
1 tbsp vegetable oil,
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp Nutella, plus more for topping

Method

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mug (around 375ml)

Get your kids to measure the flour (4 tbsp), sugar (3 tbsp), cocoa powder (2 tbsp) baking powder (½ tsp) milk (3 tbsp), oil 1 (tbsp), vanilla extract (1 tsp). Make sure to level each tablespoon or teaspoon with your finger as you are measuring so that you get accurate measurements of everything.

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Mix everything together carefully with a teaspoon. Make sure it’s properly mixed – including all the bits at the bottom of the mug.

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Add the Nutella

Spoon the Nutella on top of the mixture.



 

Cook the chocolate mug cake

Pop your mug in the microwave and cook it on full power for 90 seconds – 2 minutes. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t spill over, especially if you’re using a smaller mug.

It’s ready when the sponge is nice and light and fluffy.

Remove the mug cake from your microwave and leave to cool for a minute or so before adding the additional spoon of Nutella.

Serve and enjoy!

chocolate mug cake

Chocolate mug cake

Mug cakes are such a simple bake to do with kids and perfect if you want to make something but don't have a lot of time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: cake, chocolate
Servings: 1
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Nutella plus more for topping

Instructions

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mug (around 375ml)

  • Get your kids to measure the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, milk, oil 1, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix everything together carefully with a teaspoon. Make sure it's properly mixed – including all the bits at the bottom of the mug.
  • Spoon the Nutella on top of the mixture.

Cook the mug cake

  • Pop your mug in the microwave and cook it on full power for 90 seconds – 2 minutes. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't spill over, especially if you're using a smaller mug.
  • It's ready when the sponge is nice and light and fluffy.
  • Remove the mug cake from your microwave and leave to cool for a minute or so before adding the additional spoon of Nutella.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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