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Orange, chocolate and chilli mug cakes

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For a quick family dessert, you can't go past these Orange, chocolate and chilli mug cakes. They're rich and decadent with a hint of spice everyone will

  • Makes4
  • Cook time5 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Orange, chocolate and chilli mug cakes


  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • ¼ cup (25g) cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup (75g) brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground chilli
  • ⅓ cup (65g) dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp grated orange rind
  • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup (180ml) milk
  • ¼ cup (60ml) orange juice
  • Orange slices, to serve
  • Ice-cream, to serve
  • Chocolate sauce, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, chilli and chocolate in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Combine the orange rind, oil, milk and orange juice in a jug and whisk until well combined. Pour the orange mixture into the centre of the flour mixture and whisk until well combined.
  2. Step 2

    Divide the mixture among for 11/3-cup (330ml) capacity microwave-safe mugs.

  3. Step 3

    Place the mugs on the outer edge of microwave plate and cook on high (100%) for 1 min 30 secs. Cook on high (100%) for a further 30 secs. Repeat until the mug cakes are puffed and tops are springy to touch. (It should take around 2 mins 30 secs in total.)
  4. Step 4

    Serve the mug cakes with the extra orange, ice-cream and chocolate sauce.