Speedy Rocky Road Mug Cake

Sometimes I just need cake. Quickly.

After a difficult day last week, when the Minis were (finally!) tucked up in bed, I checked the cupboards and the cupboards were bare!  It’s times like this when I turn to mug cakes. They are quick, easy, I nearly always have the basic ingredients in and you make just enough cake for one, so you don’t even have to share!

I made this Rocky Road mug cake in around 3 minutes – in fact I think it took longer to cool, than to make!

I used my favourite Cath Kidston mug, it’s a large mug (one of the reasons it’s my favourite!) but a smaller mug would have worked have worked well. I wasn’t too precise with my measurements, because I was in a hurry (I needed that cake!)

I20160507_211720 put approx 2tbs butter in the mug and melted it in the microwave (this took around 20 seconds) and then added 1tbs cocoa powder and mixed it in well. I cracked in an egg, added 2tbs caster sugar and stirred again. Then I added 2tbs of self-raising flour and gave it another good mix using a fork to get rid of as many lumps as possible. Next, I stirred in a small handful of mini marshmallows, 1 broken up shortbread biscuit (any plain biscuit would work) and some raisins. Then I added a few extra marshmallows on the top.

I put it in the microwave for approx 2 minutes, I kept an eye on the mug, and took it out when the cake had stopped rising. Depending on the power of your microwave it may take a little less time or slightly longer.


What came out of the microwave was a warm (very hot- please be careful!) gooey, marshmallowy, chocolatey mug of loveliness. I left it to cool whilst I put the kettle on and found my special cake fork. I then escaped to the sofa to indulge in my mug cake in peace – cake for one – it felt a bit naughty, but very nice!


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