Hot Chocolate & Nutella Mug Cake


This is probably THE easiest cake I have ever made. It literally takes under 5 minutes to make. I cooked the cake in a large bowl/mug for presentation purposes but you can split the mixture between 4 small-medium mugs.


¾ cup all-purpose flour
8 tbsp hot chocolate powder
¾ tsp baking powder
8 tbsp granulated sugar
1/8 tsp salt
¾ cup + 4 tbsp milk
8 tbsp vegetable oil/coconut oil
1 naartjie/orange, diced
1 tsp nutella per mug (optional)
Fresh Mint
Icing sugar

Serves 4
Preparation 2 minutes
Cooking time 1 minute per mug

In a large bowl, sieve dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients and beat until combined and there are no clumps. Distribute the mixture between microwave-safe mugs, you want enough head space so the cake can rise without spilling over. Add 1 tsp of nutella into the middle of the batter.

Place a piece of roller towel in the microwave to catch overflow. Bake in the microwave on high for 70 seconds (for a 950 watt microwave) or 1-2 minutes for a less strong microwave , but watch closely when they have properly risen carefully take them out.

Dice the citrus and place on top of each mug, top with fresh mint and a dusting of icing sugar.


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