Saturday, 24 September 2011

CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE - Simple microwave cake in a minute!

I'm an ardent fan of Nigella Lawson for her versatile cooking, easy recipes and screen persona on television. Her cookery show spells magic with every whisk in her kitchen, and  I try never to miss her TV show 'Nigella Kitchen' every night at 2200 hrs IST.

For those who are less familiar with this beautiful star icon, Nigella Lawson is a British food writer, journalist and broadcaster with some of her bestselling cookery books worldwide. Here, I tried one of her easiest recipes the chocolate mug cake for two  which was just awesome. It took me five mins preparation time + 1 min cooking time in a microwave.

Before I move on, two things I want to mention here is
1. I did not have microwave safe tall mugs so  I used two glass bowls, contrasting the title
2. I placed a few cherries on top as a feast to the eyes, the original recipe does not include it. Though ice cream toppings are suggested.


4tbs ----- FLOUR
5tbs -----  SUGAR
3tbs -----  COCO POWDER
a pinch of  SALT
1      -----  EGG  (lightly beaten)
3tbs ----- MILK
3tbs ----- BUTTER or OIL


Take two microwave safe mugs and add 2tbs of flour in each of them. I used self raising flour.
Equally add the sugar, coco powder and salt to the mugs and give it a good mix
The same way add milk, oil, vanilla essence and the beaten egg. Now mix it up well and keep both the mugs ready

Place one mug at a time in the microwave cook mode and cook for 1minute

The cooking time slightly differs according to the microwave. It is better to initially cook for a minute, check the content and again keep it for 30 seconds if required
Do remember the content cooks a little more even after it is removed from the microwave. So adjust the timing accordingly to get a soft and moist cake

Let it cool down for a while and........indulge!


  1. haven't tried this...sounds absolutely easy and lipsmacking..:P

    Tasty Appetite

  2. Such a simple dessert made in no time and love to have it with a scoop of ice cream.

  3. Great work, Looks professional for such an easy job.

  4. Thanks ton for dropping in and sharing ur thoguhts :).. this mug cake i ahve ben planning to make for long.. ur recipe reminded me i need to soon :)... following u too :)