gluten-free vegetarian

Low-Calorie Mandarin Mug Cake


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Prep information

Prep time
5 minutes
Cook time
2 minutes
Recipe by
Michael at Lo-Dough

Nutritional information (per mug cake)

147 kcal

Just 4 ingredients are all it takes to make this lovely, low-cal treat!

If you are looking for a simple, quick and tasty dessert, then this might just be the recipe for you. 1 Lo-Dough base, 1 egg, a couple of spoons of sugar and some tinned mandarins is all you need - mix it up, spoon it into a mug and microwave for 2 mins and dessert is served. 

Of course - you can mix it up with your choice of tinned fruit - it will all work - just be sure to drain well to make sure your cake mix doesn't become too wet. 


Serve with yoghurt, cream or any low-sugar syrups or sauces of your choice. 



Serves 1
  • 1 piece of Lo-Dough, blitzed to fine crumbs
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 90g of tinned mandarin segments, drained (plus a few to garnish)
  • 2 dessert spoons of sweetener

What you'll need

This diet-friendly recipe is possible with:

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  1. Add the Lo-Dough, egg, mandarins and sweetener to a bowl and mix well, breaking up the mandarins as you mix.
  2. Line the end of a mug with a small piece of grease proof paper. Add the cake mix on top.
  3. Cook in a microwave for 2-3 minutes (depending on wattage). After 2 minutes take out and check by pressing the bottom of the mug cake. It should feel firm to touch, with a little bounce.
  4. Take out and leave to stand in the mug for a further minute before turning out onto a plate.
  5. Serve au natural with yoghurt for breakfast or low fat, sweetened crème fraîche/cream for a lovely dessert.

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