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Mugs are cups that are typically used for drinking hot beverages. They come in different sizes and shapes. A couple of years back, there was a mug awakening in the Nigerian events circles and mugs became the souvenir at all major events. The result is that in most families, one would find mugs of different shapes, colours and sizes. But this is not even the koko of the gist. The koko is that most Nigerians are not tea or coffee drinkers. So, most of these mugs sit in their place on the kitchen shelf, year after year without being used.

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As you can tell from the title of our baked goods, mug cakes are cakes that are made in a mug. This essentially means that mugs are a requirement for today’s recipe. Mug cakes are usually microwaved as most mugs are not oven safe. But they can also be baked on the stove. They are easy to make and they can be consumed at a sitting.

Today’s chocolate mug cake is everything delightful and delicious. If you’ve not tried it before, you should.


3 Tablespoons of All-Purpose Flour

3 Tablespoons of Sugar

2 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder

1/4 Teaspoon of Baking Powder

3 Tablespoons of Milk

3 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil

3 Tablespoons of Chocolate Chips

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Splash of Vanilla Extract (Optional)

A Pinch of Salt

How to Prepare:

Put the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt into a clean ceramic mug. Use a fork to blend the dry ingredients together. Now, add the vegetable oil and the vanilla extract, if you’re using it. Blend the ingredients together then stir in the chocolate chips.

Choose a clean pot with a tight-fitting lid. Pour some salt into it. Cover the pot and allow the salt to heat up. When the pot is hot, place the mug into it and place the lid back on it. Cook for eighteen minutes or at least until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.

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This article was first published on 20th February 2022


Udevi, Obiamaka Angela holds a Master of Arts degree in History & International Studies. She's a freelance writer with a passion for food and healthy living. She can be contacted through her email address,

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