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Hot Cross Mug Cake

by Jessie Marsden-Urquhart from Chocolate Overload!

Packed with sultanas and mini chocolate orange eggs, this simple microwave mug cake is an easy twist on a hot cross bun, and will be ready in minutes.


Prep, bake and enjoy this delicious Hot Cross Mug Cake in less than five minutes! Studded with sultanas and filled with mini chocolate orange eggs, it’s perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings over the Easter season.

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3 tbsp self-raising flour
1 tbsp light brown sugar
½ tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra for dusting
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp sunflower oil
2 tbsp milk
10g raisins
5 chocolate orange eggs (I use Terry’s Chocolate Orange Mini Eggs)

Essential kit

You will need: a microwavable mug and a microwave.

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Stir the flour, brown sugar and ground cinnamon together in a medium-sized microwaveable mug.

Mix in the vanilla extract, sunflower oil and milk until smooth. Stir in the raisins and chocolate orange eggs.

Microwave on full power for approximately 90 seconds (the cooking time may differ by 10–20 seconds, depending on how powerful your microwave is). The mug cake is ready when it has risen and started to pull away from the sides.

To decorate, cut two strips of kitchen paper and lay them on top of the mug cake in a cross. Dust with ground cinnamon, then carefully lift off the strips to reveal the cross. Grab a spoon and get stuck in!

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