‘Jaffa Cake’ Mug Pudding

Preparation info

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    • Difficulty


Appears in

Good Food For Bad Days

Good Food For Bad Days

By Jack Monroe

Published 2020

  • About

This is a very dangerous piece of knowledge to have; the ability to rustle up a hot sticky pudding in a matter of minutes that tastes like a pile of melted Jaffa cakes. Once you know it, you can never un-know it, and I’m very glad to finally share it with you.


  • 2 tbsp marmalade, plus extra to finish
  • 2 tbsp Nutella or other chocolate spread, plus extra to finish


First measure the marmalade and chocolate spread into your mug, and pop it into the microwave for 45 seconds to soften.

Remove carefully as the mug may be warm, and stir in the oil, then the milk. Leave to cool for a minute or two before cracking in the egg and beating it well. Mix in the honey, or sugar if using, and then the flour, to make your batter.

Place the mug back in th