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!
Tempted? If you’d like to try my Self Saucing Malteser Mug Cake for yourself, here it is an easily printable form. Just hit the PRINT button on the recipe card below.
- 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
- 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
- Add all the cake batter ingredients to your large mug and whisk until smooth, do not overwork.
- Push the frozen maltesers right down into the cake mixture so they are covered.
- Sprinkle the cocoa and sugar for the sauce over the top of the cake mixture.
- Pour the hot water over the back of a spoon over the cocoa and sugar topping.
- Microwave for 90 seconds on high in a 1000 watt microwave until cooked through.
- Serve with ice cream and extra maltesers.
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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I’m entering Self Saucing Malteser Mug Cake into a couple of food challenges this month:
- Treat Petite co hosted by Stuart over at Cakeyboi and Kat from The Baking Explorer, hosted this month by Kat.
- Choclette’s We should Cocoa challenge over at Tin & Thyme.