Self-Saucing Chocolate Mug Cake

Yields: 1 Serving Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 Mins Cook Time: 2 Mins Total Time: 12 Mins

This self-saucing chocolate pudding in a mug is the perfect no fuss single serve dessert! This mug cake is ultra moist with a rich chocolate sauce. It takes less than 2 minutes in the microwave for when you need chocolate ASAP!


0/8 Ingredients
Adjust Servings
  • To make it self-saucing


0/4 Instructions
  • In a large mug (350 mL / 12.5 oz capacity or larger), stir together flour, brown sugar and cocoa powder until well combined. Add milk and oil and stir until well combined.
  • To make it self-saucing: sprinkle brown sugar and cocoa powder evenly over the batter. Slowly pour over boiling water.
  • Microwave for 90 seconds on full power until the cake has risen well and the sauce begins to bubble up around the edges of the mug. You can quickly stick a fork or spoon into the centre of the cake to see if it cooked through. Cook in further 10 seconds bursts, if needed.
  • Allow to cool for 1 minute before eating. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired. Enjoy!


  • You can use caster sugar instead of brown sugar.
  • This cake can also be made without being self-saucing by leaving out the self-saucing ingredients. Cook the cake for 60 seconds and continue to cook for 10 seconds further until risen evenly with no raw batter remaining.

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