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Friday treat – 5 minute chocolate cup cake

by Sarah MacDiarmid

It’s Friday, it’s time to treat yourself. And nothing helps you work harder than some regular treats! This week, why not reward yourself with this easy peasy cake in a cup.

5 min cake


  • 35g (1/3 cup) self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, plus extra to dust
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Sift flour, cocoa powder and salt into a small bowl, stir through the sugar.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk the egg, milk, butter and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a fork until just combined.
  3. Spoon mixture into a 2 cups capacity (500ml) mug. Microwave on high for 70-90 seconds, or until pudding has risen and top is just set. Do not overcook. Dust with extra cocoa powder, serve immediately.
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