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Five-minute chocolate and pear mug cakes recipe

Five-minute chocolate and pear mug cakes recipe

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Craving a dessert in a flash? These quick and simple mug cakes are made all the more special by sweet and fragrant Conference pears. See method

  • Serves 1
  • 5 mins
  • 655 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 20g unsalted butter, plus a little extra for greasing
  • 30g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp instant coffee granules, dissolved in 2 tsp boiling water
  • ½ Conference pear, peeled, cored and cut into pieces
  • ½ tsp icing sugar
  • crème fraîche or ice cream, to serve (optional)
No self-raising flour? Add 2 tsp baking powder for every 150g plain flour

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    36g 52%
  • Saturates

    10g 48%
  • Sugars

    50g 55%
  • Salt

    0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 74.6g Protein 11.8g Fibre 3.9g


  1. Put the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Microwave for 45 secs-1 min on medium until melted. Add the caster sugar, egg, flour and coffee and whisk until just combined. Grease the base of a 300ml, straight-sided microwave-proof mug and put the pear in the bottom. Top with the cake mixture. Cook for 2 mins on high until risen.
  2. Leave the cake in the mug to rest for 10 secs, then turn out and serve dusted with the icing sugar, and topped with crème fraîche or ice cream, if you like.

Need to know: Pears brown quickly once cut. If not using straight away, transfer to a bowl with water and lemon juice.

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