Self Saucing Malteser Mug Cake

Self Saucing Malteser Mug Cake : A malty chocolate sponge with hidden maltesers & a rich hot chocolate sauce that can satisfy your sweet tooth in just 90 seconds. This is the best individual self saucing pudding recipe EVER.


Mug cakes can be dangerous things, made in minutes they are far too tempting but I’m going to tempt you anyway with my Self Saucing Malteser Mug Cake. Apart from OH’s brother in law, who doesn’t love Maltesers ? Maltesers remain one of my favourite downfalls, so much so that I can’t be trusted to eat them on my own as I can easily polish off a family bag in one sitting.
To give my chocolate mug cake an extra hit of maltiness I’ve added Horlicks and to maintain a rich chocolatey hit there’s a hot chocolate sauce – OH MY! All you need to do is get yourself a big scoop of ice cream and plonk it on top of your mug cake. To salve your conscience (if you want to, that is) my Self Saucing Malteser Mug Cake is made in a large mug and easily serves two … but only if you can bear to share it.


If any of you have tried baking with Maltesers, you will know they go as hard as bullets in the oven (even if you do freeze them first) as I found out whilst developing my Malteser Brownies. I was hoping Maltesers in the microwave for ninety seconds wouldn’t go the same way as they do in the oven and thankfully, they didn’t! Over the last few weeks there have been quite a few Malteser Mug Cakes scoffed by taste testers on both sides of my our family. Each of the testers has given my Self Saucing Malteser Mug Cake a big thumbs up and I hope you do too.


There’s no excuse not to make this mug of chocolate heaven as the whole thing can be prepared and cooked in one mug (bonus for washing up afterwards) and is ready in just 90 seconds. So go on, find your largest mug and let yourself eat cake!

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Self Saucing Malteser Mug Cake
 
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A malty chocolate sponge with hidden maltesers & a rich hot chocolate sauce that can satisfy your sweet tooth in just 90 seconds. This is the best individual self saucing pudding recipe EVER.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Microwave Mug Cake
Serves: 1 to 2 servings
Ingredients

Cake batter:
  • 8 frozen maltesers
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons horlicks
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Sauce:
  • 1 teaspoon sieved cocoa
  • 1 ½ teaspoons caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons hot water

You will need:
  • 1 large microwaveable mug greased and a microwaveable plate
Instructions
  1. Add all the cake batter ingredients to your large mug and whisk until smooth, do not overwork.
  2. Push the frozen maltesers right down into the cake mixture so they are covered.
  3. Sprinkle the cocoa and sugar for the sauce over the top of the cake mixture.
  4. Pour the hot water over the back of a spoon over the cocoa and sugar topping.
  5. Microwave for 90 seconds on high in a 1000 watt microwave until cooked through.
  6. Serve with ice cream and extra maltesers.
Notes
You will need a large mug as you only want the cake mixture to half fill the mug.
Place maltesers in the freezer for at least 2 hours before you make your cake.
Make sure you use hot water and not boiling water.
Check the wattage of your microwave, you may need 2 minutes on high in an 800 watt oven.
Remember the cake will continue to cook once you have removed your mug from the microwave and it will be hot.

 

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Self Saucing Malteser Mug Cake : A malty chocolate sponge with hidden maltesers & a rich hot chocolate sauce that can satisfy your sweet tooth in just 90 seconds. This is the best individual self saucing pudding recipe EVER.

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43 thoughts on “Self Saucing Malteser Mug Cake

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  2. Thank goodness I don’t have a microwave. This is far too tempting. Maltesers are my downfall too and I can polish off a large bag far too easily. I love the bee mug which would give me even more reason to keep the whole thing to myself 😉

    Thanks for sharing with We Should Cocoa. I’m running late, but hoping to get the round-up posted later today.

    • Thanks Jacqueline, they say the secret ingredient in Maltesers is Horlicks as the Horlicks factory is just down the road from the Malteser factory.

    • Thanks Julie, if you like malt flavours and you like honeycomb you would like Maltesers. It is a rather addictive treat 🙂

    • Thanks Dene, it is so much easier to enjoy a treat if you know that afterwards there is very little washing up 🙂

    • Thanks Elizabeth, it is rather addictive. I just have to make sure I’ve got some Maltesers in the freezer for those late night cravings 🙂

    • Thanks Jacqui, you’re right, we’re having to restrict our Malteser Mug Cake fix to once a week 😉 Do let me know how you get on.

  3. Sarah you’ve more than convinced me to try a mug cake. Until a couple of minutes ago I’d never really been sold on them but by jove you’ve certainly flipped that on it’s head! Looks and sounds amazing. And as for sharing? I really don’t think so!
    Angela x

    • Thanks Angela, I wasn’t sure about mug cakes until awhile ago when I needed a single serving pud for my nephew as he couldn’t eat the nut pudding I’d baked. We’re having to restrict our mug cake intake now though 🙂 x

    • I think Carnation Malted Milk is supposed to be similar to Horlicks but I’ve never tried it. You’ll have to let me know if you end up trying some. Thanks for popping by.

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