Treat yourself to Zola Nene’s 5-minute mug cake

Posted on 14 July 2021

Treat yourself to a delicious 5-minute chocolate-coffee mug cake – courtesy of South African chef Zola Nene and the LG NeoChef microwave. This simple, sweet and moreish dish will make you feel like a master of the kitchen.

The ultimate baking companion

When it comes to baking, temperature is key to ensuring the best results. If you’re looking for precise temperature control, the NeoChef microwave uses LG’s Smart Inverter technology for consistent results every time. This gives you the power to reheat and defrost a wide range of foods faster than ever – in addition to being able to cook a whole lot of dishes that microwaves were previously never able to prepare. Think crispy chips, delicious jams, frittatas and roast chickens.

From frying foods to fermenting yoghurt – and even baking – the LG NeoChef microwave can do it all. And did we mention that it’s really easy to clean? The Anti-Bacterial EasyClean™ interior makes cleaning up a breeze, allowing you to eliminate 99.99% of bacteria.

A fool-proof recipe

Celebrity chef Zola Nene has created the most delicious chocolate-coffee mug cake recipe ever. With the LG NeoChef microwave, it’s easy to follow and flop proof – if we do say so ourselves. Give it a try and let the results speak for themselves.

You will need:

  • 60 ml cake flour
  • 2.5 ml baking powder
  • 30 ml cocoa powder
  • 15 ml instant espresso coffee powder
  • 60 ml icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 45 ml milk
  • 45 ml vegetable oil
  • 5 ml vanilla extract
  • 45 ml chocolate chips
  • Ice cream or custard to serve


  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a 300-ml microwaveable mug or bowl until smooth and blended.
  2. Microwave on high power for 90 seconds.
  3. Top with a scoop of ice cream or custard (or both…) to serve.

The verdict? When it comes to cooking and baking, you need the right equipment to get the job done. From an easy to follow recipe to the ultimate baking companion to keep you going, the path to becoming the Next Great Baker is within your reach. It’s time to invest in the LG NeoChef microwave.

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