Mocha Mug Cake – VeganMoFo Day 5

Late night snacking…why is it so good? There’s something about the evening time that somehow makes you want to snack.For me, this evening-snack urge tends to be for sweet food. I don’t tend to have an appetite for dessert immediately after dinner, but a while later? Definitely dessert time.


During the Autumn we watched the Great British Bake Off on Wednesday evenings, and my go-to quick and easy snack became the wonderful mug cake! So quick and easy to make, and tasty too.


All the ingredients get mixed together in a mug, then put in the microwave for just one minute, and then…you eat it! So easy.

Mocha Mug Cake


  • 1 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp boiling water
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil (or any other neutral, liquid oil)
  • 1.5 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips


  1. In a mug, combine the instant coffee, cocoa powder, and boiling water, and mix to a paste.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips, and mix well to combine.
  3. Stir through the chocolate chips, leaving a few to sprinkle on top.
  4. Put the mug cake in the microwave for 1 minute.
  5. Eat! And enjoy.

4 thoughts on “Mocha Mug Cake – VeganMoFo Day 5

  1. Pingback: Mushroom Creamcheese Wrap | Pilz-Frischkäse-Wrap – VGNGF = vegan, glutenfree, delicious.

  2. oh yes! this is a mug cake that’s calling my name. I will eat pretty much anything if it’s mocha! It’s dangerous to have a recipe like this on hand – I can see myself coming back to over and over again…


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