Serves 1

Tested by Aimee Penney


  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt (pinch)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 choc truffle (or choc melts, small Freddo Frog, Caramello Koala, Flake etc)

Lava Mug Cake


  • Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, cocoa powder and salt
  • Add oil and milk then mix thoroughly
  • Place your choc item in the centre and push into the mixture
  • Cook in microwave for 30 seconds then check. Cook for further 30 seconds. Check if the cake has cooked to your liking. Depending on your microwave you might need to cook a further 10 to 15 seconds. The cake will continue to cook for a little while once it is taken from the microwave.
  • Best served with cream, ice cream or custard

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