3 Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake (gluten free)

This quick and yummy cake is made in a mug – yes, you read that right, a mug! Make sure your mug has a capacity of at least 300ml, and is microwave safe.


2 tablespoons gluten free self-raising flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon cocoa

1 egg

1 tablespoon milk

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence


Put dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa) into the mug and mix well. Ensure there are no lumps.

Add the egg, and whisk thoroughly. Make sure you mix in all the dry ingredients.

Add milk, oil, and vanilla essence, and mix well again.

Put mug in the microwave, cook on high for three minutes. Leave to stand for one minute before either eating straight from the mug, or turning out onto a plate.

NB: My microwave is quite a new, high-powered one (1200 watt, I think), and if I do it again I’ll either reduce the time or the power slightly. I think 70% power should be adequate.


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