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Double lemon cake in a mug

April 15, 2020

Making this moist, chewy citrus cake is effortless and the perfect match for a cup of herbal tea on a sunny morning. The zingy, sweet tang of lemon in this cake will have you appreciating the flavours of the season.


  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄4 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄8 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1⁄2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest (or 1/8 tsp lemon extract)


  • 1⁄3 cup icing sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice


1. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mug.
2. Put the sugar, oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a small bowl and thoroughly blend with a fork. Pour the mixture into the mug.
3. Microwave on high for 90-120 seconds or until the cake rises and the centre is just set. Important: All microwaves are different, so cooking times may vary.
4. Leave in the mug to cool slightly before icing.
1. Mix the icing sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl until smooth.
2. Drizzle over cake.

Voila! A delicious, spongy lemon cake made simple. Grab your hat and a pot of tea and enjoy the sunshine with this tasty treat.

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