Monday, 7 April 2014

1.5 Minute Mug Cake

 If you need your pudding 5 minutes ago, this quick and sweet mug cake will hit the spot! It's great for when I am running low on eggs and fancy a little nibble. It's just the right amount to nestle on the sofa and enjoy after a long day at the office! And it's still health food, right?! Real raw cacao is so good for you.

1.5 Minute Microwave Mug Cake

Prep time: 1 min
Cook time: 1.5 mins
Total time: 2.5 mins... beat that :)


1 heaping tbsp ground almond
1 tsp raw criollo cacao powder
1 egg
A few shavings of creamed coconut (about a tsp)
A few raspberries
1 tbsp almond butter to serve


Mix all the ingredients (excluding the almond butter) in a haphazard gal-on-the-go fashion in your favourite mug. Pop into the microwave and slam the door, stabbing in the time as you do. If you can see through your microwave door you can watch as the chocolately mixture rises in the mug! If you have a particularly powerful microwave, check the cake after a minute. It should look sponge-like when ready. Top with the almond butter, which will melt and ooze all over your lovely cakey cake. How is this not bad for you!? Tip out into a bowl if you're fancy, or just grab a spoon if you're already out the door in your slippers, heading for the sofa.

Enjoy. Savour. Gobble. Dribble. No one's watching.

Options: If you're smart, you'll have frozen banana 'ice cream' in the freezer. SERVE.



  1. Tried this recipe this morning when Sunday Brunch was on TV and I was having a craving for something sweet. Didn't have almond butter so used a tiny spoon of peanut butter. Tasted really nice - my hubby liked the taste but didn't like the appearance. I wonder if it would look
    nicer if it was baked in the oven rather than in the microwave? Or if I had served it with the coconut cream that you mention.

  2. Thanks Ella! I know what you mean, I'm not too fussed about it's aesthetics but it certainly does look ... funny! I'm sure you'd get more of a traditional cakey look about it if you baked it, but I haven't tried it to be sure! Maybe the next time you fancy one, and have the time, pop it in a ramekin and into the oven for 10 or 15 minutes? I'm sure it would have that lovely bubbly 'risen' look to it then! (But covering it with coconut milk might be a pretty time saver! ;P)