These mug cakes are so quick and easy to make! No oven, mixers, washing up needed - just a few ingredients, a mug and a microwave - done in less than 5 minutes!

The Ultimate Chocolate Mug Cake

Ingredients

4 tbsp flour

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp sugar

60ml milk

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp Nutella (optional)

A few chocolate chips (optional)

Method

1. Add all ingredients (except Nutella) to a large mug and stir very well until combined.

2. Add the Nutella to the middle of the batter.

3. Cook on High for 1 minute - check after a minute and continue in 10 sec increments until cooked through

4. Serve with cream or ice cream - yum!!

Vanilla Mug Cake

Ingredients

6 tbsp flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp sugar

60ml milk

2 tbsp butter (or can substitute for vegetable oil)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

1. Melt the butter in a large mug for 10 secs in the microwave.

2. Add all other ingredients and stir very well until combined.

3. Cook on High for 2 minutes - check after two minutes and continue in 10 sec increments until cooked through

4. Serve with cream or ice cream - yum!!

Chocolate/Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Ingredients

4 tbsp flour

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tbsp peanut butter powder

2 tbsp sugar

60ml milk

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp peanut butter

Method

1. Add all ingredients (except peanut butter) to a large mug and stir very well until combined.

2. Add the peanut butter to the middle of the batter.

3. Cook on High for 1.5 minutes - check after a minute and continue in 10 sec increments until cooked through

Cinnamon and Blueberry Mug Cake

Ingredients

6 tbsp flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp sugar

60ml milk

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Small handful blueberries

Method

1. Add all ingredients to a large mug and stir very well until combined.

2. Cook on High for 2 minutes - check after two minutes and continue in 10 sec increments until cooked through

3. Serve with cream or ice cream

TIPS:

- Place a piece of kitchen towel underneath your mug in the microwave to catch any overflow

- Try not to overcook your mug cake, best to cook for a shorter time and then put back in for 10 second increments

- Be careful taking it out, it will be very hot!

Microwave mug cakes are not always as good as a real cake but they're so quick and easy, making them the perfect treat as an emergency cake fix.