RECIPE: Celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day with Gooey Chocolate Mug Cakes!

Updated: Jul 12, 2021

With National Chocolate Cupcake Day coming up on 18 October, why not put a twist on on Mug Cakes (which is my guilty pleasure) and make Gooey Chocolate Mug Cakes instead! Those Sunday evening sweet cravings have never been easier to satisfy than with these cheats microwave cakes!

The recipe comes from The Best of Clover World cookbook, brings you Clover’s tastiest recipes to date, featuring delicious ingredients that you already have readily available in your pantry. These easy to follow recipes will have you cooking delicious meals in a jiffy, ensuring that your family that will be coming back for seconds.

The recipe book has in part been subsidised by Clover. Good food and great memories shouldn’t be limited by price. Also, by purchasing the cookbook, you will be actively helping ladies around South Africa achieve their small business dreams through the Clover Mama Afrika project, which aims to identify women who are already agents of change in their communities and helps train them to become self-sustaining women with skills, which then they can use to derive income from, in order to support orphaned and abused children and the elderly and infirm.

The cookbook can be purchased at Lapa Publishers and costs R230.00.

Let's get down to the tasty stuff! RECIPE: Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake

Serves 4 | Preparation time: 15 minutes


  • 120 g (1 cup) cake flour, sifted

  • 110 g (1/2 cup) castor sugar

  • 50 g (heaped 1/2  cup) cocoa powder, sifted

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 x 300 ml bottle Clover Super M, Chocolate

  • 250 ml (1 cup) vegetable oil

  • 10 ml (2 teaspoons) vanilla essence

  • cooking spray

  • 1 x 80 g slab milk chocolate, broken into pieces


  1.  Place the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt together in a large mixing bowl and whisk to remove any lumps.

  2.  Make a well in the centre of your dry ingredients and pour the Super M, vegetable oil and vanilla essence into the well. Combine with a whisk until the mixture is smooth.

  3.  Coat the inside of 6 microwave-safe mugs or ramekins with cooking spray and divide the cake batter among them until each one is about 2⁄3 full.

  4.  Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave until it becomes runny. Set aside.

  5.  Microwave the chocolate cakes on high in batches of 2 for 90 seconds until the cakes have risen and are cooked through. If the cakes need more cooking time, continue to microwave in 30 second bursts. If you would like a gooey centre, cook the cakes for less time – as there is no egg in the cake, you need not be concerned about the slightly raw, gooey centre.

  6.  Once the batter is cooked to your liking, drizzle with the melted milk chocolate and serve immediately.

Tips and Tricks

  • For an extra indulgent version, serve topped with Clover Aerosol Whipped Cream.

  • Use deep mugs as the mixture will rise substantially during cooking, but will fall again once removed from the microwave.