Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes

  • 5MINS
  • 4MINS
  • 208KCAL

These are the gooiest, easiest and quickest chocolate puddings ever – and they're perfect if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories208
  • Carbs18g
  • Protein6.1g
  • Fat12g
  • Saturates3.7g
  • Sugars3.4g

Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

These Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes are rich and indulgent, yet deceptively simple to make.  At just over 200 calories each, you’d never believe that these cakes are slimming friendly!

They’re so quick and easy to make that not only are they the perfect dinner party dessert, our Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes are also a fantastic way to help beat those chocolate cravings without using up all of your calories or Points.

You can easily make these in a microwaveable mug – as the name of this recipe suggests! – but we prefer to use microwaveable ramekins as we think it makes them look super special.  Top with raspberries or some low calorie ice cream and enjoy!

What diets are these Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes suitable for?

These Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes are suitable for vegetarian diets.

They can also be made suitable for gluten free diets by swapping the following ingredients out for gluten free alternatives;

  • Self raising flour

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes recipe?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes?

You’ll need to make sure that you’re using a granulated sweetener which is a like-for-like weight to sugar.  There are lots of high quality granulated sweeteners out there which you can find in your local supermarket or over on Amazon, such as Canderel Sugarly, Natvia or Sukrin.  If you choose to use a powdered sweetener, you’ll need to check the weight ratio to sugar first.

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We like to use a granulated sweetener called Sukrin 1 as it doesn’t have that nasty, artificial taste that many sweeteners do.  We use it in loads of our recipes and you can pick it up on Amazon.

You’ll also need 4 microwaveable mugs or ramekins for this recipe.  We love this set from Amazon as we think it makes this recipe look extra special!

How many calories are in these Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes?

There are 208 calories per portion in these Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl (except the chocolate pieces and raspberries) and mix thoroughly until all of the reduced fat spread has been fully mixed into the cake batter.

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Step 2

Pour into 4 microwaveable cups or ramekins and pop one square of chocolate onto the top of each.

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Step 3

Place into a microwave, one at a time, and cook on high for 1 minute. The cake should be risen but feel light to the touch – if the top is not cooked, place back in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Step 4

Leave to stand for 1 minutes (or while you cook the other cakes!), top with the raspberries and serve!

Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with these Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes?

These Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes make the perfect dessert when served after the following starter, main and accompaniment:

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How do you know when these Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes are cooked?

You should cook these Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes for around a minute in the microwave or until the cakes are risen, but feel light to the touch.  If the top is not cooked, then you may find that they need another 30 seconds.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes in the fridge?

These cakes are best served fresh – they’re so quick and easy to make!

Can I freeze Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes?

We don’t recommend reheating this recipe – these cakes are so quick and easy to make and they really are better when they’re served fresh!

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Chocolate Lava Mug Cakes

These are the gooiest, easiest and quickest chocolate puddings ever - and they're perfect if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    4 MINS
  • KCals 208
  • Carbs 18G
WW Points
  • 5 Green
  • 4 Blue
  • 4 Purple

Ingredients

  • 45 g self raising flour
  • 25 g granulated sweetener
  • 15 g cocoa powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 45 g reduced fat spread
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 20 g milk chocolate (4 squares)
  • 12 fresh raspberries

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Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl (except the chocolate pieces and raspberries) and mix thoroughly until all of the reduced fat spread has been fully mixed into the cake batter.
  2. Pour into 4 microwaveable cups or ramekins and pop one square of chocolate onto the top of each.
  3. Place into a microwave, one at a time, and cook on high for 1 minute. The cake should be risen but feel light to the touch - if the top is not cooked, place back in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  4. Leave to stand for 1 minutes (or while you cook the other cakes!), top with the raspberries and serve!

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