Microwaveable chocolate mug cake

As a new mummy I’ve found it a little tricky to spend as much time on cooking, crafting and other homely tasks that I need to keep on top off.

I do really enjoy cooking and hate that since Rabbits been here I haven’t taken the time and effort to whisk up a good meal- in fact we’ve resorted to takeaways far too many times for my liking!

So when the team at Zanussi sent me some easy tips for around the home I was really excited to give them a go!

The first tip was a microwaveable chocolate mug cake recipe which took about a minute to prepare, 2 minutes to heat and used items that I generally have in my cupboards everyday.

Here are the ingredients I used:


And the instructions …


I managed to prepare it with Jasper in one arm (not the easiest as he was wriggly, but shows it can be a one-handed task!)


Voila! It didn’t rise as much as I’d have liked but then it’s quite a large mug so that might have been why.

I added some double cream and enjoyed the no-bake, spongy chocolatiness I’d managed one handedly in 3 minutes!


If you have any mug cake recipes I’d love to hear them, I’m now a tad obsessed and up for anything to make life that much easier!

Thanks for reading 🙂

*I was sent a voucher to purchase the ingredients for this recipe. Opinions are my own.


  • Kim Carberry
    11th May 2014 at 6:18 pm Reply

    Oh wow! That looks yummy!!

    • Jessica
      15th May 2014 at 6:26 pm Reply

      It really was and quite filling too! Give it a go! xx

  • Rebecca
    11th May 2014 at 6:21 pm Reply

    Funnily enough I was looking at mug cake recipes earlier…@runninggirlslim on Instagram has lots of ‘healthified’ recipes…
    The mug cake one being…
    •1/2 banana
    •1 egg
    •1 tbsp cacao/coco powder
    •1 tbsp almond meal/flour of your choice
    •mix in mug and put in microwave for 90 seconds
    (You can add honey to make it sweeter or add in nuts and berries too)

    • Jessica
      15th May 2014 at 6:25 pm Reply

      Oh wow this sounds incredible! I’m going to have to give this a go 😀

      Thanks so much for sharing! I’ll check out her Instagram account too! xx

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