Cherry and chocolate mug cake

Cherry and chocolate mug cake

When you absolutely need a cake within minutes, you need a microwave mug cake. Lesley Waters adds cheeky cherries to her chocolate mug cake for a taste of the Black Forest, but orange zest would also work well.



  1. Place the chocolate, butter, eggs and sugar into a bowl and mix together well.

  2. Add the flour, baking powder, cherries and cherry juice and fold together until smooth.

  3. Grease two mugs with butter, then spoon the mixture into each until three-quarters full. Cover each with cling film, place in the microwave and cook on full power for 2 minutes. Remove the cling film and cook for a further 30 seconds, or until risen and cooked through.

  4. To serve, top with the reserved cherries and drizzle with the melted chocolate.

Recipe Tips

This recipe is based on a 800 watt microwave.