Lorraine Pascale’s Chocolate Orange Mug Cake

A fluffy chocolate cake with orange segments on top can be seen rising out of a grey mug. There's a plain black background with swirls of steam and icing sugar sprinkling down on top.
Credit: Lorraine Pascale

TV chef Lorraine Pascale has created this low sugar Chocolate Orange Mug Cake recipe in partnership with food and nutrition tracking app MyFitnessPal. A perfect pick-me-up, and more nutritious than you may think!

Ideal for cold days when only a sweet treat will do, this rich mug cake is sure to become a firm favourite.

As long as you have a mug, a microwave and a handful of store-cupboard staples to hand, it couldn’t be easier to throw this together.

Plus, as well as being easy, it’s also quick to make – spooning in the first ingredient to spooning out the first mouthful should take less than five minutes!

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How to make a Chocolate Orange Mug Cake:

  1. Grease a small microwaveable mug or cup and add all the ingredients.
  2. Mix until thoroughly combined. Pop in the microwave for 60sec.
  3. Pull the mug out and check to see if the mixture is cooked. If it is still too wobbly, pop back in the microwave for 30sec bursts until it is cooked through. The cake usually takes about 90sec to 2min, but it depends on the strength of your microwave.
  4. Dust with icing sugar to garnish, and voilà – your Chocolate Orange Mug Cake is ready to enjoy!

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