All-in-one microwave chocolate cake

Wishing there was more of your microwave mug cake? Mumsnetters have the answer with this amazing microwave recipe for an all-in-one chocolate sponge

Simply combine your ingredients together and bake to perfection in minutes: it's easy, quick, delicious - AND you're guaranteed enough for extra helpings.


150g self-raising flour (sifted)
175g caster sugar
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
40g cocoa powder
175g soft margarine
3 medium eggs
Icing sugar (for dusting)
Vanilla ice cream (for serving)


1. Just like the name suggests, you can throw all your ingredients into the same bowl at once - then mix together using a wooden spoon or electric hand mixer.
2. Spoon into a lightly greased microwave-safe dish (a 1.5 litre microwavable safe dish) and level the top.
3. Microwave on full power (we used an 800w microwave) for 7 minutes or longer if necessary, until it's cooked through - a skewer inserted into the middle should come out clean. Allow to stand for one minute.
4. Dish up and enjoy, with a sprinkling of icing sugar or dollop of ice cream.

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