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Chocolate Chunks Mug Cake

Recently I have seen other food bloggers and foodies on Pinterest and Instagram make Mug Cakes. I had a search around for the best mug cake recipes, and found a few that I liked the look of. I quickly found that mug cakes consisted of the same base ingredients; and then could be hypothetically be made with everything but the kitchen sink. So I made this chocolate chunks mug cake! 

I made this mug cake for the first time, so I adapted a simple recipe to start with to make sure the recipes worked. Also to make sure my microwave didn’t implode in a very sticky mess; and I didn’t end up plastered in a poor excuse for cake. I decided simple was best.

After I made this chocolate chunks mug cake I was very pleasantly surprised!

I do love easy and innovative recipes like this, because they are adaptable; and can be made your own easily. It’d be great to send me photos of your mug cakes if you try this!

Chocolate Chunks Mug Cakes


4 tbsp self-raising flour
2 tbsp dark muscovado sugar (or brown sugar)
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp milk
1/2 tbsp golden sugar
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
25g dark chocolate chopped into chunks


1. Mix all the ingredients except from the dark chocolate chunks in a mug or an oversized teacup, mix with a small sturdy whisk until smooth.

2. Stir in half of the chocolate chunks into the batter, then sprinkle the other half over the top.

3. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute at full power. Let it cool for a few minutes before you eat all of it.


Best served warm with a dusting of icing sugar.


For all of the pictures shown I used tips, tricks, and inspiration from a Food Photography book that I got from my Uncle Jez and Aunty Corby and my cousins, so massive thanks to them!

BB x


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