Recipe Tin Eats blogger shares recipe for 90-second passionfruit mug cake!

Super fast and super tasty!

If you're after a quick and easy dessert tonight, this one's for you.

Although mug cakes cop a bad wrap as a "lazy" alernative to baking, one food blogger has put a tangy spin on the simple recipe - adding Australian passionfruits. 

Taking to Instagram, Nagi, the blogger behind Recipe Tin Eats, shared her recipe for passionfruit cake in a mug - and the results look delicious.



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Eager fans were quick to comment on the innovative little dessert, with one writing: "Didn’t think I was into mug cakes...until now!"

"OMG! just saw it, just made it, just delicious," another added. 

So, how can you make your own passionfruit mug cake? Checkout the recipe below.


  • 2 tbsp (30g) unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 juicy passionfruit, halved, plus extra to serve if desired.
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 4 tbsp plain flour (all purpose)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp white choc chips 


  1. Place butter in mug - melt in microwave (15 – 20 sec).
  2. Add oil, passionfruit pulp, vanilla extract & yolk, mix with a fork.
  3. Add sugar, flour and baking powder, mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes or until top is just set and skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean - it overcooks quickly, so it’s better to take it out slightly early and pop back in for 10 sec increments if needed.
  5. Serve with ice-cream & more fresh passionfruit



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