Savoury Saturday – 13-minute Mug Cake Australian style

As you may know, English is the first language in Australia, too! We travelled to Down Under to see what kids cook up these days. And surprise, surprise, it’s the same as in Europe: kids love mug cakes. Here’s the easy-peasy recipe we found at

One cake is enough for two children, they say, but they obviously don’t know European kids!

Ingredients – Serves: 1
4 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons butter flavour infused rice bran oil, or butter
¼ teaspoon vanilla essence or peppermint
1 tablespoon choc chips
1 large mug

Directions – Preparation:10min › Cook:3min › Ready in:13min
Add dry ingredients to the mug and mix well.
Crack an egg and add it to your mug. Be sure to mix it well to avoid any pockets of flour in the corners. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the vanilla essence.
Pop your mug into the microwave & zap for 3 minutes on maximum power (1000watt). Wait until the cake stops rising, and sets in the mug.
If necessary, run a knife around the sides of the mug, and tip the still warm cake out of the mug and onto a saucer.
Enjoy and leave your comments below!

Want more mug cakes?

Buy a recipe book for more variations of Mug Cakes (in Dutch or English) by Lene Knudsen here.

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