Cake in a cup

971094_10201520677445764_1832991792_nYou may have seen this image and the accompanying recipe doing the Facebook rounds…


4 tbsp. flour
4 tbsp. sugar (after experimentation, this can safely be reduced to 2 T)
2 tbsp. cocoa
1 egg
3 tbsp. milk
3 tbsp. oil
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)


Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.

Add the egg and mix thoroughly.

Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

It works!!! Out of the box, straight off the paper, it works!! No facebook scam here…


The cake will rise A LOT out of the cup and totter in a Pisa-esque manner until slightly subsiding…DSCF7717

Serve with lots of ice cream and a dose of cream (forgot the cream the other night!)DSCF7719

This is seriously enough cake for at least two people…

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