Christmas Microwave Mug Cake


Christmas is a hugely busy time for all of us with shopping to do, family to visit and lots of other fun celebrations going on it can sometimes leave us with very little time to get things done.

I’m always trying to find ways to maximise my time, especially in the kitchen!

One of my saviours in the kitchen is the microwave and I think that microwaves in the UK are a much used kitchen appliance.

They don’t just have to be used just for boring tasks such as defrosting or reheating though. 

One of my favourite things to make is a super simple mug cake, and I have come up with a lovely festive fruit one just in time for Christmas that tastes great and saves hours compared to a traditional baked cake.

Christmas Microwave Mug Cake


Makes two large mug cakes.

  • 150g self raising flour
  • 100g sugar
  • 60ml oil
  • 4tbsp golden syrup
  • 4tbsp dried mixed fruit
  • 3tbsp flaked almonds
  • 1/2tsp all spice
  1. Steep the fruit in boiling water for five minutes.
  2. Once the fruit is nicely plumped mix together with the sugar, oil, syrup, and nuts.
  3. Lastly mix in the flour and spice.
  4. Lightly grease two large mugs and separate the ingredients between them.
  5. Place in the microwave on high for two mins.
  6. Allow to cool slightly and serve. They would taste great with some thick custard or double cream.

    *collaborated post  

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