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Our best mug cake recipes

If you’re craving something sweet, a microwave mug cake is where it’s at. Essentially a cake in a mug, they’re quick and easy to make, and use ingredients you probably already have in the pantry. They’re the perfect single-serving treat for those late-night cravings. These easy mug cake recipes cover three classic flavours: chocolate, vanilla and banana.

1. Chocolate mug cake

This speedy sweet treat is fudgey, rich, and perfect for those who need a satisfying hit of chocolate as a mid-week pick-me-up. The inside stays moist and slightly gooey while the outside is soft and cakey. It pairs perfectly with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of cream and some fresh strawberries.

2. Vanilla mug cake

Each mouthful of this cake is soft, buttery and fragrant with vanilla. It’s both crumbly and moist, and it’s ready to eat in just 6 minutes. You can drizzle it with honey and top with berries as we’ve done, or try choc chips, sprinkles, or a swirl of Nutella or flavoured yoghurt.

3. Banana mug cake

Love banana bread? This mug cake is for you. Nothing compares to the homely scent and flavour of freshly made banana bread, and this is a cosy hug in a mug. Use your overripe bananas and replace the sugar with maple syrup to add hints of toffee flavour.

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