My treat for YOU

Do I have a treat for you!!

If you popped by today for a decorating tutorial or tips on making handmade gifts. . . you won’t see either of those. . . but you’ll find them on my Tutorials page.

Those of you here for the House Tour. . . ‘Hi, nice to meet you’. . . but that was last week, so you’ll have to click HERE to see that.

Soooo. . . that leaves YOU.

Are you ready for a yummy, scrummy, melt in the mouth, chocolaty treat?

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This is not a Christmas pudding!

It’s a feel good treat. . . a yummy chocolate cake in a mug kind of treat.


Well, if like me you spent too long looking for a car park. . . just to run into the shops to get 3 things, then spent another hour trying to get served and get back to your car . . . you might want a feel good yummy chocolaty treat too!!

It’s the perfect pick-me-up after hectic Christmas shopping.

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So here’s my. . . 5 minute Chocolate Mug Cake.

Seriously, that’s all it takes. . . 5 minutes!!


  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
  • A small splash of good vanilla
  • 1 large coffee mug

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Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.

Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (optional) and vanilla, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high.

The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!

Allow to cool for a few minutes, turn out onto a plate if desired.

Eat with cream, ice cream or your favourite cake sauce. . . I topped mine with cream and crushed candy cane.

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This is the most dangerous cake recipe in the world, because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate mud mug cake at any time of the day or night!

You are going to print this out straight away, aren’t you?

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I’m sharing my sinful 5 minute indulgence at this week’s link parties and with these friends: French Country Cottage, The Vintage Farmhouse, 36th Avenue, Clean and Scentsible, Live Laugh Rowe, The DIY Dreamer, Transformation Thursday, At The Picket Fence, Nifty Thrifty Sunday, Common Ground Vintage Inspirations and Tutorials & Tips Link party.


  1. Oh my goodness–my stomach is growling–I could so dig into this right now! So pretty too:)

  2. ooooooooooooo yummy, I haven’t made a cake in a cup for years – this looks so scrumptious with the crushed candy cane.

    Toni xx

  3. Divine………..I will be bookmarking this one for sure!

  4. This looks too yummy.

    I can see myself making this tomorrow.

    Thanks for the recipe


  5. I can almost taste it already, just got to wait 5 minutes

  6. That is a special treat! Hmmm sounds like a fun dessert for new years eve!Thank you for sharing!

  7. You’re absolutely correct, that is dangerous to have such an easy peasy recipe close to us at all times throughout the year, but I’m hoping I make it now and maybe forget about it until next Christmas!! 🙂 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas throughout the year! 🙂

  8. Oh my goodness I have to try this. I can taste it already. Have a truly wonderful Christmas.

  9. Oh my heavens!! I am totally going to try this!! This is so not what I should be reading right now!! I better bounce over to your house tour and try to forget that I’m only 5 minutes to chocolate yumminess!! ~ Lori

  10. fantastic!!! i read about this cake on the countrykitty blog
    now i have racipe and i ready to try
    have you a nice day

  11. Your presentation of the cake in a mug is beautiful. Looks delicious and festive.

  12. Pinned to try this, YUM:) Where did you find your mugs???? Stop by and Merry Christmas!

  13. Looks delish!!! Pinning this. Looks like a wonderful treat!

  14. This looks amazing! Even better that it just takes 5 minutes! I’ll be featuring it tomorrow at Clean and Scentsible. Have a wonderful Christmas my friend!

  15. These pictures alone are totally yummy!! What a great post. Thanks so much for sharing it.
    Off to pin…

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