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Cup Cakes (Cake in a Mug)

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I have this craving for sweet things and I always long for a slice of something chocolately and sweet but I never have the time to bake a proper cake. So here is a quick, yummy way of making cup cakes or as I like to call them- Mug cakes. You simply make your cake using cocoa powder and other ingredients and put them into your mug give it a stir put into the microwave for three minutes and- voilà !



  • 9 tablespoons hot chocolate mix
  • 4 tablespoons self-raising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 pinch of salt


Cup Cakes (Cake in a Mug) is a community recipe submitted by yum_im_delish and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Grease the inside of the mug with cooking spray.
  • Measure and pour the dry ingredients into the mug. Stir ingredients with a spoon.
  • Crack the egg and add it to the mug. Stir to get the egg incorporated in the dry ingredients.
  • Measure and pour the wet ingredients into the mug.
  • Stir and beat everything together to get a "cake batter" mix. Use your spoon to scrape the bottom. Fold the bottom mixture onto the top a few times to get all of the dry ingredients (chocolate powder and flour) moistened and incorporated with the wet ingredients (water, egg, and oil).
  • Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Timing may be different for various watt amounts.
  • Enjoy!
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