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Molten Mug Cakes & Microwaves

February 2, 2018 | No Comments


So I wrote about our brand new (and fancy) LG NeoChef when we first got to review it in November. And since then it’s made our cooking and kitchen experience a lot quicker, easier and tastier. From roasting chickens in record time to making our morning porridge super fast, to defrosting food (without cooking weird bits of them by mistake), this machine has been super handy. We were even able to heat up leftover pizza without the bases going soggy, which is really quite a win. Also, it sings to me and I like that. 

I was supposed to do a “clean eating” recipe in my NeoChef for the start of the year but somehow the events of January have derailed me and instead, I’m writing about mug cakes! Yes, you heard right, mug cakes (not mud cakes). Mug cakes are great because you still get all the benefits of CAKE, without the mess and the fuss. And less washing up means using less water, which in current drought circumstances here in Cape Town is a win all around.

These are molten mug cakes cakes which sounds very oozy and delicious am I right? And they only take 90 seconds to make. I kid you not.

Molten Chocolate Microwave Mugs (recipe provided by Sasko)

Ingredients: (makes 1 mug, but from each packet of Sasko Quick Treats Chocolate Muffin Mix, you’ll be able to make 4 mugs)

  • 160ml Sasko Quick Treats Chocolate Muffin Mix
  • 60ml Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 20g chocolate of your choice (dark chocolate is delish but white and milk chocolate also works)
  • Cream/whipped cream/ice cream/icing sugar to serve as a bonus


  • Mix the milk and oil together in a heat-proof, 400ml capacity mug.
  • Add the 160ml of Chocolate Muffin Mix and stir until combined and lump-free.
  • Push the chocolate piece into the centre of the mixture and microwave for about 90 seconds (depending on the power of your microwave). The NeoChef is super powerful so I needed slightly less than 90 seconds to cook a perfect and proper cake!

It’s hot! So let it cool for a minute or two then sprinkle with icing sugar, grab a spoon and get stuck in!

We had such fun making these yesterday afternoon when the kids got back from school. Do we typically eat cake in the afternoon just before dinner? No. But exceptions are cool in my book and they make wonderful family memories and I’m all on board with that.

I was so impressed with the efficiency of these mug cakes that I may keep a packet of this mix to use and whip up individual mug cakes for guests for a dinner party. Served in little brightly coloured Le Creuset mugs, they could be a real treat on the eyes as well as the tastebuds. I also love the way the milk chocolate melts in the inside of the cakes – win!

Using the Neochef to make anything is such a treat – everything runs seamlessly and the machine is super easy to clean too.

Happy weekend everyone, and happy baking!






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