Rocky Road Mug Cake for Winter

Rocky Road Mug Cake for Winter

I need something ooey gooey and delicious to warm me up! Something sweet and comforting.

Rocky Road Mug Cake

Rocky Road Mug Cake

The rain is drizzling outside, I don’t have a kitchen… I don’t even have walls in the front part of my house. The easy solution would be for me to leave the house and find a cafe. I could pretend the mess at home didn’t exist, and lose myself in delicious chocolatey goodness.

Rocky Road Cake - Love in 2 Mins

Rocky Road Cake – Love in 2 Mins

But that isn’t my style.  I’ve had my heart set on preparing a mug cake as soon as the weather turned cool. It’s now cold and I don’t have a kitchen. Thankfully all I need is a mug and a microwave.

Rocky Road Mug Cake -Foodgawker

Rocky Road Mug Cake -Foodgawker

I was able to find the microwave but I had to go out and buy the mug… I have know idea where the crockery is buried. The whole kitchen was packed into crates about six weeks ago.  The crates are hidden under drop sheets and a thick layer of gyprock.

Rocky Road Mug Cake- Eat ME!

Rocky Road Mug Cake- Eat ME!

So… why do I want to cook again! I’m obviously crazy but I need to cook for my sanity. Cooking is what I do to calm my nerves. So while the nail guns are echoing in the empty rooms and the circular saw is squealing, you will find me in my makeshift kitchen.  In the office I have set up the Thermomix, a microwave and toaster on my desk.  The office has no power, but I can run a lead from the laundry to the office.

This will be the Kitchen and Dining Area

This will be the Kitchen and Dining Area

Am I crazy… ? As I write this story and think of what I had to do to make this Rocky Road Mug Cake I wonder how a person would know if they have lost the plot???

Rocky Road Mug Cake for Winter
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Julie
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Serves: 1
This Rocky Road Mug cake is the perfect cosy dessert for winter.
  • 30gm butter
  • 30gm dark chocolate
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbs caster sugar
  • 5 Tbs plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbs granulated nuts
  • 2 marshmallows
  • 1 fun size turkish delight (1/2 reserved for top)
  • Decorations
  • 1/2 tsp chopped nuts
  • swirl cream
  • 1/2 tsp mini choc bits
  • 3 mini marshmallows
  • Cherry
  1. Melt butter and chocolate in a mug for 30- 40 seconds and then stir until smooth.
  2. Add sugar and stir through the chocolate mixture.
  3. Whisk through the egg, flour, baking powder and nuts.
  4. Microwave the mug for 30 seconds.
  5. Chop the turkish delight and reserve half for the topping.
  6. Push the two marshmallows into the middle of the mug cake.
  7. Add 1/2 the chopped turkish delight.
  8. Microwave for another 60 seconds.
  9. Allow the cake to rest for 1 minute.
  10. Decorate with the remaining turkish delight and the topping ingredients.

I think I prefer to call myself a resilient cook. I’m trying to be a McGiver in the kitchen.  Anyway, I’m not expecting to have a kitchen for the next 9 weeks so I need a bit of ingenuity. After all, sometimes a girl just has to have cake.

Rocky Road Before Toppings LR

Rocky Road Before Toppings

So I’m wondering readers, if you had only three of your current appliances, and a family of four to feed for 9 weeks. Which of your appliances would you choose?


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  1. That would be perfect for a drizzly Brisbane day here today Julie! Yum. I know what renos are like πŸ™‚

  2. Wow, now that’s a reno! Happy new kitchen when it comes xo

  3. Delicious dessert and can’t wait to see the finishing touches on the kitchen.

  4. I’m pretty sure everything will look perfect after all the work πŸ™‚ Keep us updated!

  5. Yum, this looks incredible!!!
    Melanie @

  6. So cute! πŸ™‚ If I had to choose three appliances, I would choose: food processor, slow cooker, and electric frying pan. πŸ™‚

  7. That’s what I need today! I’ve barricaded myself in with chocolate and supplies! πŸ˜›

  8. It looks like the renovation is going to be well worth it! I have never tried mug cakes before and this one looks so good. I would only need my butchers block and gas BBQ to keep us in meals πŸ™‚

  9. This looks so cozy!

  10. The reno will be outstanding! Sit back with a mug cake and watch someone else work. πŸ™‚

  11. I must have missed the news that you’re remodeling! So fun (when it’s finished, I mean). It’s cold here today, too—so your mug cake would surely hit the spot πŸ™‚

  12. Your kitchen!!! It’s looking so amazing! I can’t wait to see it in person when it’s complete!

  13. THAT MUG is… Just way too tiny! LOL!

  14. Oh that looks all kinds of awesome!!! I love it! Must, must try this one!

  15. Isn’t that just the cutest thing ever!

  16. Delicious for any time you get a serious chocolate attack. Both happy and sad that it is so easy to make as it might be difficult to have self control, well at least it has portion control. Wishing you a warm and cozy winter.

  17. Remodeling can be the pits, can’t it? But you’ll enjoy things once it’s completed. In the meantime, what a fun cake you’ve made for us! This looks wonderful — thanks so much.

  18. Now this is AWESOME! What a treat, and you only need the mug. Brilliant. πŸ™‚
    If I had to choose 3 appliances, I’d pick fry pan, slow cooker and microwave.

  19. Dark chocolate, Turkish delights and marshmallows all baked up in the microwave do seem to be a fine comfort for a wintry day…without a kitchen….Although your office rather sounds kitchen-ish with your thermomix, toaster and microwave =) Looking forward to seeing the new kitchen photos =)

  20. I need to join this mug cup joy. Have seen a few other recipes on Love Swah too and everything I see one I think – that looks so easy I should make these at work….

  21. How cute is your little blackboard mug! I don’t know what I would choose..a kettle is a must for cups of tea. Maybe a sandwich press, that can double as a grill? I’m not sure about what my third choice would be!


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