5 minute mug cake

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If you fancy a spot of cake to go with your cuppa, you'll be able to rustle up one of these in the time it takes your tea to reach the perfect temperature! A handful of cupboard ingredients, 1 mixing bowl and 80 seconds in the microwave gives you the easiest, gooiest chocolate dessert that makes the perfect sweet treat for 1 (or 2 if you're feeling generous).

Serves 1 BOSH! 5 minute mug  cake


For the cake

  • 3 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  •  1½ tbsp cacao powder
  •  ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1/s tsp table salt
  •  4 tbsp oat milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 30g plant-based
  • dark chocolate (about 3 chunks )

To Serve:

  • Accompany with plant-based ice cream


  • Large microwaveable mug

Make the cake mixture

  1. Put the flour, sugar, cacao powder, baking powder and salt in a large microwaveable mug and mix well using a fork until there are no lumps .
  2. Add the oat milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract and mix again until the mixture comes together and becomes smooth .
  3. Place the chocolate pieces on top of the mixture and push into the centre using your finger or the fork so it sinks into the batter.

Cook the cake

4. Place the mug in the microwave and cook for 80 seconds - no longer otherwise it might spill over.

How to serve 

Serve the mug cake with a dollop of plant-based ice cream on top.

Extract credit to:

BOSH! Meat: Over 100 Outrageously tasty recipes by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby (HQ, HarperCollins). RRP £22.00.

Food photography: Lizzie Mayson


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