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Make Shahir's 2 Minute Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake for the most decadent midnight snack

A ganache-topped treat that’s worth the trip to the kitchen.

A ganache-topped treat that’s worth the trip to the kitchen

It’s midnight and your sweet tooth wakes up begging for a chocolate treat. The solution? Shahir’s 2 Minute Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake. Made in one bowl and topped with a rich ganache, this midnight snack is irresistible (so you better bring two spoons back to bed with you).

Shahir’s 2 Minute Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

A ganache-topped treat that’s worth the trip to the kitchen. 2:31


Mug cake:

  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 medium egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup milk chocolate chips


  • 1 tbsp cream or milk
  • 3 tbsp milk or dark chocolate chips


Choose a large mug and grease it well with butter or vegetable oil.

Sift together flour, white and brown sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Stir in milk, egg, oil and vanilla. Fold in chocolate chips.  

Fill ⅔ of mug with batter, leaving room for your cake to rise. Microwave on ‘high’ for 2 minutes — don’t peek!

For the ganache, combine milk and chocolate chips in a small bowl. Heat in the microwave on ‘high’ in intervals of 20 seconds stirring after each interval until the chocolate chips melt and the consistency is smooth.

Pour ganache on top of cake. Sprinkle on coarse salt to taste. Add a scoop of your favourite ice cream, return to bed and be prepared to share.

Servings: Makes one mug cake


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