Cherry and chocolate mug cake

Cherry and chocolate mug cake

This recipe is courtesy of BBC GoodFood.


  • 75g/3oz dark chocolate, melted, plus extra to serve
  • 50g/1¾oz unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 free-range eggs, beaten
  • 50g/1¾oz caster sugar
  • 50g/1¾oz plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 50g/1¾oz pitted cherries from a can, chopped, 2 tbsp juice reserved


  1. Place the chocolate, butter, eggs and sugar into a bowl and mix together well, make sure you mix well otherwise the mixture may not work as well as you would have hoped for.

  2. Add the flour, baking powder, cherries and cherry juice and fold together until smooth. Again make sure to mix well.

  3. Grease two mugs with butter, then spoon the mixture into each. Cover each with cling film, place in the microwave and cook on full power for 2 minutes. Remove the cling film and cook for a further 30 seconds, or until risen and cooked through.

  4. Serve with cherries and drizzle melted on top.

Banner and Image Credit: BBC

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