Cookie Consent by
a close up of a doughnut sitting next to a cup of coffee


Melt-in-the-middle 4-minute mug cake

By ChauComms 08 Dec 2022

The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder, and we are getting hungry earlier!

Cooking time:

Prep: 3 mins

Cook: 45 seconds

Serves: 1


  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp boiling water
  • 1 soft chocolate truffle of your choice (we used Lindt Lindor)
  • Ice cream or cream, to serve (optional)


  1. Using a fork, whisk all the ingredients, aside from the chocolate truffle, with a pinch of salt in a large mug (ours was 350ml).
  2. Push the chocolate into the centre of the batter, and microwave the cake on high for 45 secs until cooked on the outside with a liquid molten centre. Serve hot with ice cream or cream, if you like.

Hope you enjoy it and feel free to share your result and tag us on Instagram at @lsereslife! We've got loads of recipe articles on Halls Life to give you inspiration which you'll be spoilt for choice over!