Cherry Sponge Mug Cake

Cherry sponge mug cake is a delicious sweet combination of fruit flavours that just takes 10 minutes to make. This is a perfect pudding treat for when you have very little time but crave the combination of something a little naughty!

Cherry sponge mug cake is a delicious sweet combination of fruit flavours that just takes 10 minutes to make. This is a perfect pudding treat for when you have very little time but crave the combination of something a little naughty!

So how do we suddenly get to a cherry sponge mug cake? Well folks, I didn’t tell you that not only did I get a spiralizer for Christmas, but I also got a book about mug cakes!

Today I’m starting off with the most basic of mug cakes that I’ve put together myself, inspired by that book, a basic cherry sponge mug cake.

Cherry sponge mug cake is a delicious sweet combination of fruit flavours that just takes 10 minutes to make. This is a perfect pudding treat for when you have very little time but crave the combination of something a little naughty!

I mentioned in the turkey filo pastry samosas recipe last Thursday that Lynne and I were going out for dinner on Saturday. We went to a restaurant called the 13th note which was amazing. It was vegan and vegetarian themed and I had a fantastic flavoursome Sri Lankan curry whilst Lady Lynne had a pizza with extra jalapenos.

Now you see, because we were out that Saturday, I hadn’t prepped any pudding for Sunday and, if you follow on the blog folks, you’ll remember that by following our 80/20 rule, Lady Lynne and I love to have some kind of pudding/dessert on a Sunday.

Cue a rather quick throwing together of some basic ingredients on Sunday, with no time to go to the supermarket and out comes this yummy delight!

How to make this cherry sponge mug cake

Cherry sponge mug cake is a delicious sweet combination of fruit flavours that just takes 10 minutes to make. This is a perfect pudding treat for when you have very little time but crave the combination of something a little naughty!

Step1 – Place the butter in a 350ml mug.

Cherry sponge mug cake is a delicious sweet combination of fruit flavours that just takes 10 minutes to make. This is a perfect pudding treat for when you have very little time but crave the combination of something a little naughty!

Step2 – Melt the butter in the microwave for 10 – 20seconds.

Cherry sponge mug cake is a delicious sweet combination of fruit flavours that just takes 10 minutes to make. This is a perfect pudding treat for when you have very little time but crave the combination of something a little naughty!

Step3 – Add the beaten egg and milk and whisk together with a fork to combine until smooth.

Cherry sponge mug cake is a delicious sweet combination of fruit flavours that just takes 10 minutes to make. This is a perfect pudding treat for when you have very little time but crave the combination of something a little naughty!

Step4 – Add the sugar and self raising flour. Whisk together with the fork until combined.

Cherry sponge mug cake is a delicious sweet combination of fruit flavours that just takes 10 minutes to make. This is a perfect pudding treat for when you have very little time but crave the combination of something a little naughty!

Step5 – Fold in the jam / conserve.

Cherry sponge mug cake is a delicious sweet combination of fruit flavours that just takes 10 minutes to make. This is a perfect pudding treat for when you have very little time but crave the combination of something a little naughty!

Step6 – Cook in the microwave for approximately 2mins @600w or 1 ½ mins @ 750 – 800w, until sponge has risen. Whilst cooking make the topping. Spread the jam over the top of the cooked cake.

Cherry sponge mug cake is a delicious sweet combination of fruit flavours that just takes 10 minutes to make. This is a perfect pudding treat for when you have very little time but crave the combination of something a little naughty!

Step7 – Spoon over the whipped cream and place the glace cherry on top. Et voila!

Cherry Sponge Mug Cake
 
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Cherry sponge mug cake is a delicious sweet combination of fruit flavours that just takes 10 minutes to make. A perfect pudding treat.
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Recipe type: Pudding
Serves: 1
Ingredients
For the sponge: -
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp. skimmed milk
  • 2 tbsp. caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp. self raising flour
  • 1 tbsp. cherry jam / conserve
For the topping: -
  • 25ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp. cherry jam / conserve
  • 1 glace cherry
Instructions
For the sponge: -
  1. Place the butter in a 350ml mug and melt in the microwave for 10 – 20seconds
  2. Add the beaten egg and milk and whisk together with a fork to combine until smooth
  3. Add the sugar and self raising flour and whisk together with the fork until combined
  4. Fold in the jam / conserve
  5. Cook in the microwave for approximately 2mins @600w or 1 ½ mins @ 750 – 800w, until sponge has risen. Whilst cooking whip the cream for the topping
For the topping: -
  1. Place the double cream in a bowl and whip it to soft peaks with a fork.
  2. Spread the jam over the top of the cooked cake
  3. Spoon over the whipped cream and place the glace cherry on top
  4. Serve immediately
Notes
All my recipes and conversions to U.S. measuring units can be found at my yummly page.

 

Cherry Sponge Mug Cake Nutrition Label

Cherry sponge mug cake is a delicious sweet combination of fruit flavours that just takes 10 minutes to make. This is a perfect pudding treat for when you have very little time but crave the combination of something a little naughty!

Well I hope you enjoy this cherry sponge mug cake folks. We think it’s a nice little treat to have every now and then.

So, that was last weekend, and this weekend?

Remember that picture in the cauliflower cheese pasta bake recipe of the aborted attempt to climb Ben Vorlich? Well this Saturday is take 2, and with Lady Lynne this time.

I’ll report back on whether or not the expedition was successful next week.

Wish us luck, and have a fab weekend yourself. And thanks Amanda for allowing us to share our blog posts on your Thursday thinking out loud! 🙂

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Comments

  1. Yay for mug cakes! Aren’t they so fun! I haven’t made one in almost a year now!
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  2. I am a big fan of mug cakes, but I love that this one is pretty healthy. What puts me off mug cakes is how much butter and oil they usually have in them, but this is great! I love cherry too.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’ve only just got into mug cakes Dannii. But usually when I get into making a particular kind of recipe and I like it, I’ll become obsessed with other variations.

      I can see this happening here. Like it has with my spiralizer. 😆

  3. I love that this is a true cake, and not a shortcut or otherwise. Looks fantastic!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Suz. I had a sponge cake recipe I wanted to publish a few months ago, but it looked like a dollop of, well just “stuff” on a plate so it go binned. Lol

      I’m much happier with this cake recipe. 🙂

  4. Never have I once yet seen a sponge cake mug cake! yours is the first and it looks amazing 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Wow, that’s a real compliment!

      Thank you so much Rachel. That brought a huge smile to my face. 😀

  5. The chocolate cherry combo will always be near and dear to my heart (hi, Black Forest cake!!), and I LOVE that you made it into a quick and easy mug cake 😀
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Oh I so love Black Forest cake Amanda!

      One year, when I was younger, my parents decided to drive around Europe for our summer holidays and we ended up in Germany, in Bavaria, the home of the Black Forest cake. OMG, their cakes (and in particular the Black Forest cake) are something that have never left my mind. My little brother and I ate one every day. It was heaven! 🙂

  6. This looks great. Chocolate and cherry is one of my favorite combinations so I’ll be trying this soon.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Fantastic Hollie, so glad you like it.

      I really hope you enjoy it too. Lynne loves them. If we could both get away with putting on no weight at all, we’d have one every night! 😆

  7. Neil, I adore mug cakes – they help me get my sweet-tooth satisfied in a perfectly portioned serving – and I am loving that you used jam in this one. I cannot wait to try this out!
    Good luck to you and Lady Lynne climbing Ben Vorlich this weekend!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha. Thanks Shashi. We both definitely have sweet tooth’s don’t we? 🙂

      Weather looking good for Saturday. So far. 🙂

  8. I really need to HOP ON the mug cake bandwagon!!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’ve only just “hopped” on myself GiGi.

      And, I can’t see myself getting off anytime soon. 😆

  9. I love mug cakes so much because they’re the perfect solution when I’m craving something sweet but have nothing in the house. Plus I love cherries, so this is a win!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hi Lisa, thanks so much for your comment. 🙂

      Yes, I’m definitely converted to mug cakes myself too. Can’t wait to try out lots more different variations on this recipe and share them with everyone.

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