Cake in a cup!


  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1⁄4 cup brown or Demerara sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup cake flour
  • 2 tbsp sifted cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate


Mix all the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Add the sugar, followed by the flour and cocoa powder. Mix well.

Lastly, add the chocolate.

Pour into oversized mugs, filling them to about three-quarters full.

Microwave each on high for 3 minutes, letting them rest in the microwave for at least 5 minutes before removing them.

TIP: Serve this as a warm pudding: remove from the mug and drench in cream or custard.

*Buttermilk can be replaced with full-cream milk, melted salted butter or sunflower oil


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