Sunday Roast: make this cake and leave me alone

Originally posted by dive-angel on flickr
Originally posted by dive-angel on Flickr

I have spent this weekend fighting off the dreaded lurgy, which is not surprising considering I have moved to a new city full of new germs and students, and that 90% of the people at work are going down with suspiciously flu-like symptoms.

My poor, battered immune system is doing its best, bolstered by thumping doses of echinacea and endless cups of tea, and so far I have escaped the worst. But this weekend I have slept LOTS and spent the rest of the time sniffing in a haze, feeling like I am hungover without the joy of a great night out the evening before!

Which is why I am not roasting this week either – my bed and more tea is beckoning. So I shall leave you with this awesome recipe I found on Flickr:

3 minute chocolate mug cake

  • 1 mug
  • 4 tablespoons flour (that’s plain flour, not self-rising)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • optional: 3 tablespoons chocolate chips mini chips would be the best
  • optional: 2 tablespoons walnuts (cut into small pieces)
  • small splash of vanilla


  1. Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well
  2. Add the egg and mix thoroughly
  3. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well
  4. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla, and mix again
  5. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!
  6. Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired
  7. serve it with custard or vanilla ice cream – yummy 🙂

Just the thing for when you’re feeling not on top of the world.

5 thoughts on “Sunday Roast: make this cake and leave me alone

  1. but what if your microwave only goes to 700 watts??

    I tried making microwave flapjacks the other day (being currenly oven -less). There was too much liquid so I’ve got sticky oats more than flapjacks. Tastey, but very sticky!

  2. I am oven-less because it doesn’t work! But the nice (I hope) gas man (or woman) is coming to fix it (I really hope) on Tuesday.

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