Chocolate Mug Cake with a Gooey Lava Centre

The Five Minute Cake of Your Dreams!

This is a great recipe to have around for those nights when you want a little treat, but haven’t planned ahead and don’t want to go out. It’s also a great way to manage food waste, because you cook only the amount you need.

For an even quicker result, make a batch of the dry ingredients in bulk, then your favourite cake is only ever 5 minutes away.
Great for movie nights!



  • 20g Plain Flour
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 6g Peruvian cacoa powder
  • 1g bi carb soda/baking soda
  • 1g finely ground salt


  • 40g coffee espresso or warm water (coffee helps to bring out the chocolate taste)
  • 1g vanilla extract
  • 11g oil of your choice (neutral taste ideally – not olive oil)
  • 1g white vinegar


  • 1 ‘Dream Egg‘ – or 2 Filled Bears  any other centre that will melt under heat e.g. plain chocolate, peanut butter or caramel.


  • Add all dry ingredients into a mug, stir with a fork to combine.
  • Add all wet ingredients into the same mug, stir with a fork to combine. It makes a very wet mix so expect it to be soupy.
  • Drop your Dream Egg into the bottom of the mug.
  • Microwave for 50-60 seconds and check on the progress of the cake. Some microwaves will take more time / some less – so test yours until it is just right.
  • Remove from the microwave and scoop to the bottom with a spoon to enjoy your molten chocolate lava cake!


You can sub in your favourite Treat Dreams chocolates in place of the Dream egg. Are you more of a caramel fan? Add a couple of Caramel Filled Bears instead. It’llmake a less sweet, rich, caramel chocolate cake.

For more information and inspiration from Treat Dreams or to get your hands on some of their Dream eggs please visit their website