Thursday 10 December 2015

Boozy Christmas Mug Cake Recipe

I wrote a post last week about Christmas cakes gone wrong but this week I have one that went oh so right so I thought it was only fair to share the recipe with you.

My love of mug cakes is no secret. A quick and simple cake to make, one that you don't have to share and one that can be made in a variety of flavours, win, win, winning!

boozy christmas mug cake

The latest recipe I am sharing with you just got even better with introduction of alcohol. Oh yes cake and alcohol together, a real treat for us adults.

boozy christmas mug cake

I'd describe the flavour as mix between Christmas cake and Christmas pudding, two of my favourite Christmas foods ;)


* 1 tbsp of butter
* 1 tbsp of your favourite tipple, I used spiced rum but brandy is another good one
* 3 tbsp of dried fruit
* 1 egg
* 3 Tbsp brown sugar
* 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
* 1/4 tsp nutmeg
* 1/4 tsp ginger
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1 tbsp self raising flour
* 1 tbsp glazed cherries (chopped in half)
* 2 tbsp mixed nuts


* Grease a large mug and set aside

* Put the butter, alcohol and dried fruit into a bowl and microwave for around 20 seconds.

* Add in the egg, sugar, vanilla extract, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix together until all of the ingredients are combined.

* Next add the flour, cherries and nuts, folding through until all of the flour is mixed in.

* Pour the mixture into your chosen mug and microwave for around 3 minutes, based on an 850 watt microwave.

boozy christmas mug cake

boozy christmas mug cake

If you are inpatient like me you'll want to eat it straight from the mug but if you can wait then serve it in a bowl with either cream or custard mmmm.



  1. Cake AND booze AND microwave cooking. Chantelle you little diamond you.

  2. Oh yes! I do like the sound of this! Cake and booze! A winning combo! :D


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