Chocolate Cake in a Mug

At some time or other, we have all found ourselves relaxing after dinner and thinking “dessert would be nice”. With this recipe, you will have a delicious dessert ready in less time than it takes to drive to the shop for an ice cream. The recipe is a single serving, perfect for that night in watching your favourite television shows. 

Time 10 minutes

Serves 1


  • 2 tablespoons self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons caster (superfine) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Tool kit

microwaveable mug (of at least 350 ml/12 fl oz capacity)



Put the flour, sugar, cocoa and egg in the mug.


Add the milk and vegetable oil. Stir until smooth.

Microwave on high for three minutes.

Serve dusted with icing sugar if you like. 

Recipe taken from Cook Fast Eat Well by Sue Quinn

Cook Fast, Eat Well shows us that cooking dinner doesn’t have to mean long lists of ingredients and hours in the kitchen. It features more than 160 recipes, all healthy and fast without compromising on flavour. Sue is a respected Australian cookbook author and food writer with an emphasis on healthy recipes. Sue’s recipes and articles have appeared in leading food publications including Delicious and BBC Good Food magazine.

Cook Fast, Eat Well by Sue Quinn (Murdoch Books RRP $35.00)


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