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Self-saucing passion fruit mug cakes

Self-saucing passion fruit mug cakes

This clever recipe transforms into a light sponge with a passion fruit ‘sauce’ underneath.

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VegetarianHealthyLow in saturated fat
  • Makes2
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook5 mins
  • Total time20 mins

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  • 30g Flora Lighter Vegan Spread, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 50g light muscovado sugar
  • tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • 30g 0% fat Greek yogurt, plus extra to serve
  • 1 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • ½ unwaxed lime, zest, plus extra to serve
  • 2 large ripe passion fruit, halved and pulp spooned out
  • 1 tbsp toasted flaked almonds


  1. Use the vegan spread to lightly grease two microwave-safe mugs or ramekins (about 250ml capacity). Put a kettle on to boil. Combine the flour and 40g sugar in a bowl. Add the melted vegan spread, milk, yogurt, egg, vanilla and lime zest with the pulp of 1 passion fruit, whisking until smooth and just combined. Divide between the greased mugs or ramekins.

  2. Put 3 tbsp just-boiled water, the remaining 10g sugar and remaining passion fruit pulp in a small bowl, stirring until combined. Carefully divide this mixture over the batter in the mugs/ramekins.

  3. Put the filled mugs or ramekins on a plate and microwave on high for 1 minute. Rotate them and then microwave on high for a further 1 minute. The mug cakes should be puffed up and only just set on the surface. Cook them for a further 30 seconds if they haven’t quite set yet. Leave to rest in the microwave for 1 minute before serving, then serve straight away with the extra Greek yogurt, toasted flaked almonds and extra lime zest.

Cook’s tip

The quantities for this recipe are easily doubled or halved. Cook in batches if necessary – it’s best to microwave no more than two at one time so they cook evenly. If making just one mug cake with half an egg, reduce the total cooking time by 30 seconds.


Typical values per item when made using specific products in recipe


1,576kJ/ 375kcals



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