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Easter Hot Cross Bun Mug Cake

Left: The hardest part of this recipe is chopping the hot cross bun in half, so simple. Right: Now that the temperature is dropping this mug pudding is perfect for the Easter long weekend.

I swear every Easter I get all excited about hot cross buns and then I forget about them and they go rock hard in the pantry .

If you’re like me, then this recipe is for you. It’s super simple, super fast and only needs a handful of ingredients, all of which I bet you have in your pantry.

It’s the perfect thing to make for the Easter long weekend, when you want to make a cake, but perhaps don’t really want to make a cake and would rather sit on the sofa and nestle in.

Left: The recipe card for the mug pudding. Right: Trust me, one may not be enough, you may need to make yourself two.

You make the pudding in a mug and it takes only minutes. I’m obsessed with these stoneware mugs and they are perfect for the change of season here, as the temperature is finally starting to cool down.

The mug pudding is very much like a bread and butter pudding. If you don’t have a microwave this also works in the oven, just place a piece of alfoil on top of your mug to stop the hot cross bun ‘lid’ burning for 10 minutes on 180C or 375F.

I know, I know – I was just talking about my wellness routine the other week, so me sharing a decadent chocolate pudding isn’t lost on me, but, it’s ok to have some indulgences you know :)

I was really hoping Edie was going to join me while making these, as I have just released the cutest little kids aprons into the shop, but her back teeth are coming through and she was feeling off. Being 2 is hard.

Happy Easter!

Kara x

PS: You will note I have photographed two mug puddings here, but only included one spoon…. you will thank me later – just remember to double the ingredients.


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