A Chocolate Mug Cake You’ll Love

Craving chocolate? With Easter just around the corner, we don’t blame you at all. And if you saw our recent post – a mug-based recipe from chef Theo Michaels – you’ll probably be itching to know what else you can whip up in a humble cup.

Well, here’s a dessert to accompany the savoury treat you cooked up with the help of My Appliances just a few days ago. It’s Theo’s chocolate orange microwave mug cake – and it’s absolutely delicious. Tuck in!


Theo says: “There is nothing quite like a good chocolate cake and this one offers a little something extra. I’m not normally a fan of chocolate orange but I like the use of marmalade which gives a subtle depth of flavour that isn’t overpowering, while the ground almonds keep the cake nice and moist.”

Serves; 1
Cooking time: 1½ minutes (800W microwave), plus 2 minutes standing
Equipment and ingredients:
  • 300ml/½ pint mug
  • A small egg
  • Two tbsp vegetable oil
  • Three tbsp milk
  • One tbsp orange zest
  • Good pinch of salt
  • Two tbsp marmalade
  • Two tbsp plain/all-purpose flour
  • One tbsp ground almonds
  • One tbsp caster/superfine sugar
  • Three tbsp cocoa powder
  • Half a tsp baking powder
  • 10g dark chocolate (85% cocoa solids), broken up into small
  • pieces
  • Whipped cream, to serve (optional)
To Make:
  • Place the egg, oil, milk, orange zest, salt and marmalade in the mug and whisk with a fork until
  • fully combined
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and combine thoroughly
  • Microwave uncovered on full power for 1½ minutes and leave to stand for two minutes
  • Serve with a dollop of whipped cream if you like!
Microwave Mug Meals by Theo Michaels, published by Lorenz Books is £9.99 via www.theocooks.com
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