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Jam doughnut cake recipe

Jam doughnut cake recipe

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When you just can't wait for a sweet treat, this super speedy dessert recipe is just what you need. A jammy twist on a mug cake recipe, this instant jam doughnut recipe has all the flavour of your favourite bake, but is ready in less than 5 mins and requires no effort whatsoever. See method

  • Serves 1
  • 2 mins to prepare and 1 min to cook
  • 589 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp jam, such as strawberry, raspberry or blackcurrant, plus extra to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    31g 44%
  • Saturates

    5g 26%
  • Sugars

    33g 36%
  • Salt

    0.7g 11%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 73.2g Protein 9.6g Fibre 2.7g


  1. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together, then spoon 4 tsp into a small microwave-proof mug or cup (about 200-225ml). Mix in the oil, egg yolk, milk and vanilla, followed by the flour and baking powder, until smooth.
  2. Spoon the jam into the middle of the mix, then sprinkle 1 tsp of the remaining cinnamon sugar on top. Microwave on high for 1 min, until risen and firm on top. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar over the top. Serve with an extra spoonful of jam, if you like.

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