Starry microwave mug cake – cooks in 2 minutes

  • 2 mug cakes
  • Easy

5 Minute Fun share a delicious recipe for cakes that you can cook in just 2 minutes that are perfect for children to help add ingredients and mix together


Our fantastic friends at 5 Minute Fun – the website full to the brim with brilliant ideas and activities that take just 5 minutes to do – have created a delicious microwave mug cake sprinkled with stars. Perfect for autumn and winter evenings and a great way for your kids to join in measuring and stirring.



  • sunflower or vegetable oil 5 tbsp
  • Egg 1
  • Semi-skimmed milk 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract ½ tbsp
  • Caster sugar 4 tbsp
  • self-raising flour 8 tbsp
  • Salt pinch
  • sprinkles or hundreds & thousands 2 tsp


  • Step 1

    Help your child to pour the oil into a mixing bowl, then help them to beat in the egg, milk and vanilla extract until well combined. Add the sugar and flour and pinch of salt. Beat until smooth.

  • Step 2

    Divide the mixture evenly between two medium-sized cups.

  • Step 3

    Into each cup, stir in the sprinkles, or hundreds and thousands, adding a few more to the top to make it colourful.

  • Step 4

    Microwave for 2 mins and 15 secs at 800W until it’s finished rising and is cooked through.

  • Step 5

    Leave to cool a bit and serve up the mug cake and finish with a few more sprinkles. The perfect winter warmer.

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