Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Need a quick chocolate fix? Try this easy quick recipe for Chocolate Cake in a Mug!


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder , any kind
1⁄8 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
1 egg , beaten
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
2 -3 drops vanilla (optional)


In a small bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, tiny pinch baking powder and tiny pinch salt. (This can also be mixed directly into a large mug). Add egg and mix into dry mixture. Add oil and milk and mix well. Grease a tall, large mug, and pour in this mixture, scraping out with a spatula. Place in microwave on High for 2 1/2 – 3 minutes.

This isn’t the best chocolate cake ever but it’s pretty good for a quick easy dessert. I drizzled caramel over the top and that was yummy. Oh and I didn’t use a mug, just a bowl as you can see by the picture.

Since trying this the first time, I’ve been looking up different recipes. Some have suggested whisking the egg and only add 2 T or omit the egg completely for a fudgier cake. I also saw a suggestion to use pudding mix in place of the cocoa. I think I’ll try that version next!


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  1. Tabitha P says:

    Try this one, it is to die for! 1/4C Icing Sugar, 2TBSP Cocoa Powder and 1 Egg add in some chocolate chips, cook for 1 minute in the microwave. Chocolate lava cake heaven! You can also add more chocolate chips to the top and some whip cream if you have it on hand ;)
    You can thank me later!

  2. Jessica says:

    I tried a similar recipe to this one using nutella and the first time I made it was in a coffee mug. That was disasterous because after only a minute in the microwave it was over flowing. The second time I made it was in one of those soup mugs and that worked just perfect with no overflow. It definitely is a good quick fix for chocolate cake!

  3. jen says:

    sounds like a great idea!

    i’m stopping by from alexa drop hop!


  4. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    this sounds great, thanks for the recipe

  5. mike baker says:

    My kids would like it. Anything chocolate.

  6. Shannon Pickin says:

    This looks yummy :) I’m gonna hafta try this :) And, I pinned it

  7. Glenda Cates says:

    This would be fun to share with my readers on Mondays as I do a section called Cooking With Charlie who is my son as he is 4 and loves to cook and cake is one of his favorite foods and so if I share it would you like to come and do a guest post with it?

  8. Mardesia C says:

    This sounds absolutely yummy and so much less expensive than buying the prepackaged microwave cakes.

  9. Pamela Halligan says:

    Delicious, quick, easy, and without much mess. Thanks for the post.

  10. Jennifer Hall says:

    As soon as we get our oven fixed, I will have to try this recipe out on the family.

  11. Tracy Awalt Juliano says:

    You had me at chocolate! this looks super delish. Can’t wait to try it!

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