STEM Kitchen: Mug Cake

4 minutes

Learn all about the science behind microwaves and discover how to make a cake in a mug!

Mug Cake Recipe


  • 4 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut spread or chocolate chips
  • Microwave
  • Large mug



1. In a large mug, mix together all the dry ingredients.

2. Mix in the milk and vegetable oil until all ingredients combined.

3. Add hazelnut chocolate spread or mini chocolate chips in the middle of the batter. Just drop it in the middle, no need to push it down and sink it in the batter.

4. Microwave mug cake for 70 seconds on high (950 Watt)


More Recipes

For more STEM Kitchen recipes, download our fun recipe book that explores the science behind some of our food. The science content is aimed at a KS3 audience however the recipes can be enjoyed at any age.

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