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Treat Yourself with Pud in a Mug

November 24, 2016

Sometimes it’s easy to be plain lazy right? Recently on a night in with Mummy Pond we tried out the new Pud in a Mug from Dr Oetker.

Instead of playing around with finding the right recipe for your microwave or trial and error with ingredients, these Pud in a Mug sachets are there to make life easy.



I’m not gonna lie here, I seriously enjoyed breaking out my Christmas mugs for this affair. They’re both from Waitrose and I think they’re brilliant!



We had a go with a couple of packets to see what we liked. Breaking out a gooey Velvety Dessert and the Chocolate Chip sponge. There are very simple instructions on the back of the packet, and it mainly just involves measuring the right amount of milk out!



I would definitely recommend stirring the Chocolate Chip one half way through, I didn’t and I had a giant clump of chocolate in the middle. Not a bad thing, but it did make it a bit solid! We decorated our puds with squirty cream and sprinkles, because why not?!


I did leave a few packets with Mummy Pond as she was quite taken with them. The self saucing Chocolate Cake was a hit, as well as the Dark Chocolate Sponge Cake. The Velvety Pud was not such a hit both times we tried it, it’s also a little easier to over do it… See the above pic for proof!

So yeah, if you wanna be lazy when it comes to dessert on a night in but have a bit of fun making them at the same time I’d definitely suggest the Pud in a Mug cakes. If you manage to perfect the Velvety Pud let me know your trick!

Have you made your own Pud in a Mug? Would you be lazy or even lazier and just buy a cake? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. Thanks Dr Oetker for sending us some packets to try out. As ever all photos and words my own.


  • Reply Chloe November 24, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    I love me a mug cake, though I have to say I’ve never used a packet (so tempting though, much easier, less mess!). Gutted I don’t have a microwave anymore!

    Also – made your sausage and squash pasta last night. Made a few changes but it was DELICIOUS! Thanks so much!

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    • Reply MissPond December 11, 2016 at 12:18 am

      We don’t have a microwave either… I had to write this post at my mum’s haha!!! So glad my pasta worked for you 🙂

  • Reply Jollies and Jaunts November 24, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    I tried making a mug dessert once when my oven wasn’t working but I think I overdid it horribly as it was so dry! Would definitely try a premixed version to see if it came out any better.

    • Reply MissPond December 11, 2016 at 12:20 am

      I tried to make one and it exploded big style, minus the one I messed up in the making of this post, the sponge mixes were pretty damn good.

  • Reply Chyaz November 24, 2016 at 9:43 am

    I remember making these from scratch at uni, they were always such a lovely treat! I will be looking up these Pud in a Mug packets for sure 🙂

    • Reply MissPond December 11, 2016 at 12:21 am

      Definitely worth having at the back of the cupboard for days when you need a treat!

  • Reply kris November 24, 2016 at 9:18 am

    haha this looks like fun to make so might give it a go 🙂

    • Reply MissPond December 11, 2016 at 12:21 am

      Definitely much fun and quite tasty too 🙂

  • Reply fashionandstylepolice November 24, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I have never made a Pud in a Mug. Never even heard of it until now but looks tasty.

    • Reply MissPond December 11, 2016 at 12:22 am

      They’re really quite simple to make and quite tasty too.

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