Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

MMMMMMMM.....Minute Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake.....This one is so good! And dense and rich.....It serves 2.
Might I add that it's a great one to get the kids involved since there is little mess to clean!


1 Coffee Mug (Microwavable)
4 Tablespoons flour (not self-raising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract

Add dry ingredients to mug, mix well

Add the egg and mix thoroughly

Pour in milk and oil and mix well

Add chocolate chips and vanilla extract and mix again

Place mug in microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high (1000 watt microwave)

The cake will rise over top of the mug, do not be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto plate if desired, I drizzled cocolate syrup on mine.

Eat and Enjoy!

**add mint extract or vary the kind of chips (i.e. white chocolate, or peanut butter)
**drizzle with chocolate or caramel syrup and whip cream
**poke hole in top of cake once on plate and add sweetened consdensed milk to make a volcano cake!


  1. Mmm... interesting. How dare you post a recipe for something so quick, easy, and sinful! ;)

  2. Wow, makes me want to go out and get all the ingredients...yummy looking!

  3. I am SO going to make this over the weekend. My kids will think I am the best!

    Thanks for the recipe!!

  4. Must make. Looks awesome!

  5. Oh dear! Just what my dieting self needs. ;) I bet my girls will LOOOOOVE making this!

  6. YUMMMMM!!!!! These just look too delisious and a bit too easy to make!

  7. Anonymous8:20 AM

    This looks great! I have been looking for another recipe my 10 yo dd can make on her own and this looks perfect. She already makes us microwave brownies, a little too often or so my scales say...


  8. This rocks! I have a similar recipe that calls for cake mix, but scratch is always better. And the egg makes it sound more nutritious.

  9. Lovely! I tried it but used wheat flour and that made it a bit dry. I also think I overcooked it. I need to check the wattage on my microwave. Either way, my son loved having his own cake in a cup!

    A question: in the picture, does yours have chocolate sauce or is that just the way it comes out of the mug (perhaps due to the choc chips)?

    My best friend loves pouring milk over her cake. She does it on a plate. I can't wait to share this with her. :)

  10. @ shawna- it IS drizzled with choclate syrup, RIGHT when it comes out of the micro.

    also, I think poking holes in it with the end of a wooden spoon and pouring sweetened condensed milk in it might make it more moist!

  11. oh my gosh that looks soo yummy! the ingredients are going on my shopping list!!!

  12. Since I'm really good about limiting the amount of sugar our kids consume, this will be the perfect treat for my hubby and I so that they don't find any remnants of it afterwards! :)

  13. Perfect for that needed chocolate fix... Much cheaper than the Warm Delights at the grocery store... I want to try some variations now!!

    Meg in MO

  14. Anonymous8:47 PM

    Thanks! My two year old and I tried this, and I think it could use a tiny bit of salt. I think next time I might try beating the egg before hand too. My husband found it 'surprisingly good'. Heh.

  15. I’m a big fan of the "Minute Chocolate Mug Cake," too. In fact, I’m also the author of “101 Recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes” that builds on this recipe (but, hopefully, adds some ideas and baking tips for those who love microwave mug cakes as much as I do). Check it out at http://www.microwavemugcakes.com.