Blue Monday: Cheer yourself up with a chocolate cake that is ready in minutes

On the most depressing day of the year, treat yourself to a delicious microwave mug cake that is ready to eat in under five minutes 
Blue Monday: Cheer yourself up with a chocolate cake that is ready in minutes

This cake is indulgent, easy and super delicious.

Two minute mug cake

Cheer yourself up in two minutes flat with this delicious chocolate cake for one

Two minute mug cake

Servings

1

Preparation Time

2 mins

Cooking Time

2 mins

Total Time

4 mins

Course

Main

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp flour

  • 4 tbsp brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  • 1 tbsp flavourless oil like vegetable

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate, finely chopped

  • To serve:

  • Raspberries (optional)

Method

  1. In a microwave-safe large mug mix all the ingredients except the chocolate and raspberries until combined. 

  2. Fold in the chocolate. 

  3. Microwave on high for 90 seconds to 120 seconds, checking at 90 seconds and every ten seconds thereafter. 

  4. Allow to cool for one minute before topping with raspberries and digging in. 

    Tip: Use the largest mug that you have to avoid overspill. If you don't like chocolate you can omit the cocoa and add an extra two tablespoons of flour and any extra flavourings you enjoy. 

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