Whānau Bake Off

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Episode 9 - Double Chocolate Mug Cakes

Double Chocolate Mug Cakes


  • ½ Cup Plain Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Dutch Cocoa
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 150ml Milk
  • 60ml Rice Bran Oil
  • 6 Squares of White Chocolate


  1. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a small bowl. Make a small well in the centre, and whisk in the milk and the oil. Whisk well until the batter has no clumps.
  2. Pour batter evenly into 2 or 3 microwave-safe mugs. Do not fill to the top of the mug; leave at least a 2cm gap between the batter and the top of the mug.
  3. Place 2 squares of white chocolate into each mug, pushing it down to ensure it's covered by the mixture.
  4. Place mugs in the microwave, and cook for 2 minutes. If you have a particularly powerful microwave, cook for 90 seconds, and then check it - you want the cake to have risen a little, and the top to be cooked, but still be gooey on the inside.
  5. Serve with cream if you're feeling decadent.

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