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Less than 15 minutes
Serves 4

IMAGE CREDIT    Stylist: Chad January   Photographer: Donna Lewis

Something decadent to take your mind off the cold weather


  • 1 cup (250ml) cake flour
  • ½ tsp (3ml) baking powder
  • ½ tsp (3ml) bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) cocoa powder
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ cup (60ml) castor sugar
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) melted butter, cooled
  • ½ cup (125m) buttermilk
  • Few drops red food colouring
  • 2 slabs (80g each) white chocolate, finely chopped
  • Vanilla ice-cream, halved strawberries and honey, for serving


  1. Place flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa, salt and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Whisk eggs, butter and buttermilk together.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix to create a batter.
  4. Stir through food colouring, a drop at a time, until the batter has a red tinge.
  5. Spoon half the batter between four greased microwave-safe mugs.
  6. Top with equal amounts chocolate.
  7. Cover with remaining batter and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until cooked through (depending on your microwave’s wattage).
  8. Serve with ice cream, strawberries and a drizzle of honey.

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