New Dr. Oetker’s Pud in a Mug- Banana and Choc Chip: Review…

Do you sometimes feel like me, that you would like a piece of cake but the cupboard is bare?

Midweek when it is nearly time for the “Big Shop” you will see me opening all the cupboards looking for a little bit of cake. Invariably there will be nothing. I end up eating that out of date wagon wheel I passed on 30 minutes earlier!!

As someone once said ‘I love a bit o cake’.

I am always still hungry though, so think of making a nice big cake. With kids to pick up from school, there is not enough time. Damn.

This week Dr. Oetker has come to the rescue and introduced me to their Pud in a Mug range of microwaveable cake. A cake that is in packets so you can store in the cupboard all week until you need them, then simply makeup you favourite flavoured cake in a microwave in under 2 minutes when you need cake. Yeah, how cool!?

Dr. Oetker has recently launched the newest flavour to its Pud in a Mug range – Banana and Choc Chip and asked me if I would like to try some out- Yes, please!

Introducing Pud in a Mug from Dr. Oetker:

Our delicious range of Pud in a Mug is perfect for creating an indulgent sweet treat or pudding in under 2 minutes. Dr. Oetker Pud in a Mug is convenient and suitable for most occasions delivering a delicious sweet taste to satisfy your sweet tooth. Our Pud in a Mug Range includes Rich Chocolate, Chocolate Chip and Lemon, which were chosen specifically to enjoy on any baking occasion.

Peel yourself away from your usual dessert, and enjoy the latest flavour from Dr. Oetker’s Pud in a Mug – Banana and Choc Chip.

Inspired by the ever-popular banana bread, the new sponge pud flavour can be cooked in the microwave in just 90 seconds to create a super easy, delicious banana flavoured sponge with gooey chocolate chips.

A perfect treat for enjoying in front of the TV, as a snack in the office, or making with the kids, the Pud In A Mug Sponge Puds and Velvety Desserts are the simplest way to enjoy a warm treat – just add milk, mix and microwave.

I could not wait to get started. Which flavour to try first? Rich Chocolate, Sticky Toffee, or Chocolate Chip? Oh yes, the new banana choc chip one!

All you need to make a Pud in a Mug is a Dr. Oetker’s Pud in a Mug packet any flavour you like and about 4 tbsp of semi-skimmed milk.

These instructions are really easy to follow. Simply add 60ml of semi-skimmed milk into a microwaveable mug then empty the contents of the packet into the mug and stir. Pop into the microwave for 70seconds (800w) or check the packet for other times.

Then wait for the ping! Ready!

It tastes delicious and easy to make in under 2 minutes!


You can even jazz up your mug cake adding a few extras you may have in the fridge or cupboard for an extra special treat. See I made mine extra healthy adding a banana.

I found a bit of squirty cream, a few slices of banana and some chocolate spread. Delicious.

Dr. Oetker has recently launched the newest flavour to its Pud in a Mug range – Banana and Choc Chip. Do you like the sound of banana and chocolate? If you like these flavours, you will love this. It tastes delicious filling me up too. Bonus. 

Pud in a Mug Banana and Choc Chip is available in ASDA.

For fun tips and recipe inspiration, follow the Pud in a Mug Instagram @pudinamug

I really like the taste of the banana and choc chip Pud in a Mug cakes and I will be looking out for these when I go shopping. I cannot wait to share the other two flavours with my children when they get home from school as their after dinner treat.

Good To Know:

  • Dr. Oetker Pud in a Mug Banana and Choc Chip Sponge Puds are available in Asda.
  • MRRP of £0.85
  • Other Sponge Pud flavours available include Rich Chocolate, Sticky Toffee, and Chocolate Chip Velvety Desserts are available in Milk Chocolate.

Do you fancy trying any of these Pud in a Mug microwave cakes out? What do you think would be your favourite flavour?

About this post: This is a commisioned post for  Dr. Oetker. All thoughts are my own.


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. Coombe Mill
    November 28, 2017 / 8:09 am

    What a great idea, it must be a kind of souffle idea rising with the heat and milk. #TriedTested

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 28, 2017 / 9:28 am

      Thanks Fiona, it tastes great 🙂

  2. Kim Carberry
    November 28, 2017 / 9:33 am

    Ahh! We love those here. Perfect for when the kids want a hot pudding. I love the Rich Chocolate one with a but of custard poured on top x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 28, 2017 / 10:31 am

      They are yummy, aren't they Kim 🙂

  3. Helen J
    November 28, 2017 / 10:08 am

    I've tried their chocolate pud in a mug and it was delicious. This flavour is one of my favourite combinations – must keep an eye out for these in the shops 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 28, 2017 / 10:37 am

      Thanks Helen. I am going to look out for them too, they taste great 🙂

  4. Sonia Cave
    November 28, 2017 / 10:32 am

    This looks yummy…we put these into orange skins (orange removed) and cook on the fire….the chocolate one is delicious!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 28, 2017 / 10:38 am

      Thanks Sonia, whoo sounds delicious 🙂

  5. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    November 28, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    I just saw these at Cost Plus! What a great idea!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 28, 2017 / 5:59 pm

      Oh wow, I can not wait to go and look for them Heather 🙂

  6. Cindy D.
    November 28, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Your pictures make it look so yummy! I have never heard of Pud in a Mug before. I like that it is simple and easy to store in the closet. This is great when you get the cake cravings suddenly. You can't go wrong with banana and chocolate either. Thank you for introducing me to Pud in a Mug! :)- Natalie A.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 29, 2017 / 7:13 am

      Thanks Natalie, it is really yummy 🙂

  7. Out Of Depth Dad
    November 28, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Wow! I've never seen a 'Pud In A Mug' before! What a great idea, I'm defo going to be having a try of these! Thanks for sharing!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 29, 2017 / 7:13 am

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  8. Nancy
    November 28, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    Great idea – very handy to have in the cupboard for when you really need emergency cake! I think my teens will like them too

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 29, 2017 / 7:13 am

      Thanks Nancy 🙂

  9. Five Little Doves
    November 28, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    We've tried these a few times, not as good as the real thing but definitely good for emergencies!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 29, 2017 / 7:14 am

      Thanks Laura 🙂

  10. ana de jesus
    November 29, 2017 / 1:11 am

    Haha you sound like me! I am always hungry as well! I like the sound of a cake in a mug and what a quick and easy treat x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 29, 2017 / 7:14 am

      Hehe, I am always looking for something to eat. Thanks Ana 🙂

  11. Katy S
    November 29, 2017 / 8:58 am

    Wow – that sounds really nice (and simple). Yum!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 29, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      Thanks Katy 🙂 So quick and easy to make 🙂

  12. Kara Guppy
    November 29, 2017 / 10:18 am

    I have not seen these before but they look fab – will have to stock up on some for the teen

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 29, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      Thanks Kara 🙂

  13. Judee Algazi
    November 29, 2017 / 11:30 am

    I love to make mug cakes especially since I am gluten free and don't want to buy or make an entire cake just for me. They are so fast and easy- and always can have one!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 29, 2017 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks Judee 🙂

  14. Talya
    November 29, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    We sadly don't have a microwave and I really feel like we are missing out because these look fab and almost a reason to have one!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 29, 2017 / 1:16 pm

      Thanks Talya. I just got a new microwave in time 🙂

  15. Laura Side Street
    November 30, 2017 / 8:58 am

    Oh wow I love how quick and easy this looks especially when your short on time. Also your topping looks aceLaura x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 30, 2017 / 2:00 pm

      Aww, thank you Laura 🙂

  16. Stella Olojola
    November 30, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Pud in a Mug looks really tasty.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      December 4, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks Stella, they taste great 🙂

  17. scots2travel
    November 30, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    It's that easy. I'm astounded. Cool idea if you're time short.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      December 4, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Thanks, I was surprised too on so little time 🙂

  18. Stephanie Moore
    November 30, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Great idea, and oervect for a quick snack!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      December 4, 2017 / 9:17 pm

      Thanks Stephanie 🙂

  19. Debbie Roberts - Debs Random Writings
    December 1, 2017 / 8:28 am

    Hi Claire, now this is the kind of cheat that appeals to me and I would certainly give them a go. First choice would be the rich chocolate, followed closely by the chocolate and lemon (an interesting combination).#weekendbloghopxx

  20. Newcastle Family Life
    December 2, 2017 / 8:02 am

    I have never tried anything like this before, I will have to keep an eye out for them as I think my teen would love these x

  21. Little Pickles Mom
    December 2, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Ahhh the ease and simplicity of this appeals to me greatly! LOVE the idea of a mug cake. (And totally laughed out loud at 'making it healthy by adding a banana…' and squirty cream and chocolate sauce! Lol.

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