2 Minute Microwave Easter Egg Mug Cake

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A rich and fudgy molten lava single serve microwave Easter Egg mug cake that takes just 2 minutes!

The ultimate Easter treat for chocoholics and sweet tooth’s alike!

Easter egg mug cake topped with a scoop of ice cream, and mini eggs scattered around the mug.Easter egg mug cake topped with a scoop of ice cream, and mini eggs scattered around the mug.

This rich, decadent Easter Egg mug cake is such an easy dessert that is perfect for any chocolate fan. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the best dessert!

When it comes to Easter recipes, this mug cake is the easiest to make! My Easter chocolate bark, creme egg fudge and Easter rocky road all take just minutes to prepare too, but sometimes you just need something…now!!

And using the microwave to make sweet treats like this easy Easter mug cake, microwave chocolate brownies and microwave fudge mean that there is no need to even turn the oven on!

A spoonful of Easter mug cake to show the texture.A spoonful of Easter mug cake to show the texture.

Why You’re Going To Love This Recipe

  • Ready in two minutes – this super quick recipe is SO quick to make!
  • Last minute dessert – whip up this microwave mug cake for unexpected guests or for those days when you just need dessert!
  • Minimal washing up – all you need is a mug, fork and a spoon!
  • Perfect late night snack – when you are sitting on the couch and NEED a quick snack, this is the dessert for you!
  • Great recipe for leftover Easter eggs – I know this doesn’t always happen, but if you find yourself with a handful of mini Easter eggs, this is the dessert to make!

What You Need

This single-serve chocolate Easter cake is made with basic ingredients that you are likely to already have in your kitchen!

Note: Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the ingredients quantities and full detailed method.

Ingredients needed to make the recipe weighed out and placed in bowls.Ingredients needed to make the recipe weighed out and placed in bowls.
  • Butter – salted butter or unsalted butter are both fine to use in this recipe.
  • Egg – I use large sized eggs which weigh approx. 60g (2oz).
  • Milk – I like to use regular, full fat milk.
  • Vanilla extract – or use vanilla bean paste or essence.
  • Plain flour – also known as all-purpose flour.
  • Brown sugar – gives a lovely rich flavour and moist texture.
  • Cocoa powder – try to use the best quality cocoa powder for the richest taste and colour. I like to use Nestle or Cadbury.
  • Milo powder – this malted chocolate drink adds a delicious flavour to the mug cake.
  • Baking powder – a rising agent to create a light-textured mug cake.
  • Salt – a touch of salt helps balance the sweetness and enhances the chocolate flavour.
  • Mini Easter eggs – use whichever mini chocolate Easter eggs you prefer!
  • Ice cream – to serve, optional.

Equipment Required

All you need to make this chocolate mug cake recipe is a large mug and a microwave!

Step By Step Instructions

This chocolate Easter Egg mug cake is SO quick and easy to make, you will be enjoying it in no time!

Note: Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the ingredients quantities and full detailed method.

Step 1 – Mix The Wet Ingredients

Place the butter into your mug and microwave until melted.

Lightly beat in the egg, milk and vanilla essence until combined.

Melted butter, egg, milk and vanilla mixed in a large mug.Melted butter, egg, milk and vanilla mixed in a large mug.

Step 2 – Add Dry Ingredients

Add the plain flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, Milo powder, baking powder and salt and beat with a fork until well combined and there are no lumps!

Dry ingredients added to the mug.Dry ingredients added to the mug.

Microwave for 30 seconds on medium heat.

The melted chocolate mug cake mixture.The melted chocolate mug cake mixture.

Step 3 – Add The Mini Eggs

Add the chocolate mini eggs into the cake batter.

Mini eggs added to the chocolate mixture.Mini eggs added to the chocolate mixture.

Step 4 – Cook The Mug Cake

Place the mug back in the microwave and cook until the cake is cooked on the top and slightly gooey in the middle

The cooked chocolate mug cake.The cooked chocolate mug cake.

Step 5 – Serve

Serve warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (optional but highly recommended!)

A spoon holding up a portion of the chocolate cake with some ice cream.A spoon holding up a portion of the chocolate cake with some ice cream.

Expert Tips

  • Cooking time – all microwaves vary greatly with how long they will take to cook this mug cake. I recommend cooking it for 1 minute to start, and then in 15 second extra bursts if needed.
  • Don’t overcook the mug cake! – you want it to still be slightly gooey in the middle.
  • If you think it’s still a little undercooked (all microwaves are different) – cook for a further 10 -50 seconds on medium temperature.
  • Watch the cake – watch it carefully in the microwave to make sure it doesn’t overflow as it rises.
  • Make 2 portions – you can make this Easter Egg mug cake in two smaller mugs rather than 1 large mug.

FAQs

Why is my mug cake rubbery?

If your Easter Egg mug cake is rubbery it means either the batter was over-mixed, or it was cooked for too long in the microwave.

Why is my mug cake rock hard?

If you overcook your mug cake it will become hard and dry. It is best to heat the cake at 15 second bursts, checking in between, to help prevent this from occurring. It cooks VERY quickly!

What can I use instead of mini chocolate eggs?

You can use mini eggs, pieces of a full size Easter egg, or even a creme egg!

The cake with ice cream in a large white mug.The cake with ice cream in a large white mug.

For more easy Easter desserts, have a look at these popular Easter recipes:

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A spoonful of chocolate Easter egg mug cake with ice cream.A spoonful of chocolate Easter egg mug cake with ice cream.

Easter Egg Mug Cake

Get your chocolate fix with this delicious single serve Easter Egg Mug Cake! The perfect late night treat!

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: Easter

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 2 minutes

Servings: 1 serve

Calories: 701kcal

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Instructions

  • Select a large mug (or divide the mixture between 2 smaller mugs).

  • Place the butter into your mug and microwave for 10-20 seconds (or until melted).

  • Add the egg, milk and vanilla essence and lightly beat with a fork until combined.

  • Add the dry ingredients into your mug and beat with a fork until well combined (no lumps!)

  • Place the mug into the microwave and cook for 30 seconds on medium heat.

  • Place the mini Easter eggs into the cake batter.

  • Place the mug back into the microwave for a further 30 seconds on medium heat (watch it carefully to make sure it doesn’t overflow).

  • The cake should be cooked on the top while staying slightly gooey in the middle.If you think it’s still a little undercooked (all microwaves are very different), cook for a further 10 – 50 seconds on medium, in 15 second bursts.
  • Serve while warm with ice cream (optional).

Notes

  • Cooking time – all microwaves vary greatly with how long they will take to cook this mug cake. I recommend cooking it for 1 minute to start, and then in 15 second extra bursts if needed.
  • Don’t overcook the mug cake! – you want it to be slightly gooey in the middle.
  • If you think it’s still a little undercooked (all microwaves are very different) – cook for a further 10 – 50 seconds on medium, in 15 second bursts.
  • Watch the cake – watch it carefully in the microwave to make sure it doesn’t overflow.
  • Make 2 portions – you can make this mug cake in two smaller mugs rather than 1 large mug.

Nutrition

Calories: 701kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 262mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 489mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 1386IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 3mg



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