Hot cross chocolate mug cake

  • 07m prep
  • 02m cook
  • makes 1

Use up those leftover Easter hot cross buns with this easy-as, decadent mug dessert.


  • 1 small stale hot cross bun

  • 80ml (1/3 cup) milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar

  • 3 tsp dark chocolate chips

  • Icing sugar, to serve


  • Step 1

    Cut a slice about 1cm thick from the top of 1 small stale hot cross bun. Cut remainder of bun into 1.5cm cubes.

  • Step 2

    Whisk together 1/3 cup milk, 1 egg and 1 tbs caster sugar in a jug. Place a third of the cubes into a 1 cup heatproof mug and sprinkle with 1 tsp dark choc chips. Pour over a third of the milk mixture. Continue layering with remaining bun cubes, 2 tsp dark choc chips and remaining milk mixture.

  • Step 3

    Place bun lid on top and press down slightly so it absorbs some of the milk mixture.

  • Step 4

    Stand mug on a heatproof plate (it may overflow a little depending on the size of your bun). Microwave on High for 2½ minutes. Dust with icing sugar.


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(Source:; March 30, 2023;
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