• Mathias Mallentjer

Easy, mouth-watering chocolate cake - with Ellen of Kokerellen

Updated: Apr 1, 2020

Ellen Van Gool, alumnus Communication Sciences

Trust us when we say that Ellen knows what's good for you. Now that we're all stuck indoors, she has the perfect recipe for when you feel that familiar feeling of hunger pangs.

Chocolate mug cake

Serves: 1 very hungry person (or to share)


  • 4tbsp (40g) self-rising flour

  • 1tbsp (8g) cocoa powder

  • 2tbsp (30g) sugar

  • 4tbsp (75ml) milk

  • 1tsbp (15g) neutral oil or melted butter

  • 1tbsp chocolate paste of 1 small chocolate bar


  1. Combine the flour, the cocoa, and the sugar in a mug and stir well.

  2. Add the milk and the oil (or butter) and mix to obtain a homogeneous mixture.

  3. Drop the spoonful of chocolate paste in the centre of the mixture (it will subside while baking) or press the chocolate bar into the centre of the mixture.

  4. Put it in the microwave for 60 seconds (depending on your appliance you may need 10 seconds more or less, the top of the cake must be almost 'dry') for the perfect, gooey cake.


Want to try more of Ellen's recipes? Check her Facebook, website or Instagram.

This article was written for fromyourkot.be, an online platform that was created in times of corona at the request of the University of Antwerp.

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