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Chocolate Hug Cake

Chocolate Hug Cake

March 2, 2021

Chocolate Hug Cake

If you’re a chocolate fan, this Hug in a Mug is the recipe for you. This fudgy, chocolatey treat is the perfect comfort food. And, even better, it only takes 90 seconds to cook in your microwave! When you’re craving a slice of chocolate cake but don’t have the time (or patience) to bake one in your oven, a microwaveable Hug in a Mug is your answer. You can easily make this recipe vegan, too – simply swap out whole milk for almond, and ensure your cocoa powder is dairy-free.

Be sure to use a mug that is microwave safe. It’s also worth remembering that microwaves vary in power, so be sure to adjust the time your mug cake spends cooking if you need to. We’ve perfected our recipe using our  Inspire 17 Litre White Manual Microwave


  • 3 Tbsp Self Raising Flour (45g)
  • 2 Tbsp Caster Sugar (30g)
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder (15g)
  • 1 Tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 4 Tbsp Whole Milk
  • ½ Tsp Baking Powder (Optional – this makes your cake lighter but it may raise up and over the edges!)
  • Chocolate Chunks (Optional)


  1. Whisk together all ingredients, apart from the chocolate chunks, in a standard sized mug.
  2. Push a few chunks of chocolate into the middle of your cake mix.
  3. Microwave for ~90 seconds and tuck in!

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