Ultimate Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert that you can make in just minutes, then look no further than this Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake recipe! Made with just a few simple ingredients, this single serving treat is the perfect solution for those late night cravings or when you want a little something sweet without going through the hassle of baking an entire cake.

What You Need To Make Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Chocolate Mug Cake
  • flour
  • sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • milk
  • canola oil
  • water
  • vanilla extract
Chocolate Mug Cake

How To Make Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Jennifer Tirrell
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 603 kcal


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • teaspoon salt


  • In a large, microwave-safe mug, mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
  • Place the mug in the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute 45 seconds or until the cake is done in the center.
Keyword Chocolate Cake

Pro Tips for Making Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate mug cakes are the perfect treat when you want something sweet and indulgent, but don’t want to go to the trouble of making an entire cake. They’re quick, easy, and you can make them in the microwave in just a few minutes. In this article, we’ll give you some tips for making the perfect chocolate mug cake, every time.

  • Mix the dry ingredients: In a large mug, mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the wet ingredients: Add the milk, oil, egg, and vanilla extract to the mug and mix well.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips: If you want, you can stir in 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips for extra chocolatey goodness.
  • Microwave for 2-3 minutes: Place the mug in the microwave and cook for 2-3 minutes on high power. The mug cake should rise and then start to sink a little as it cools.
  • Let it cool: Once the mug cake is done, let it cool for a minute or two before digging in.


This Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake recipe is an easy and delicious dessert that can be made in just minutes. Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with this simple and satisfying treat. You won’t be disappointed!

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I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

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