Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe: Quick Treat for Dessert Cravings

A chocolate mug cake is a quick and easy single-serving chocolate cake made in a mug using just a microwave.

Craving chocolate indulgence but short on time? Dive into the magic of a luscious chocolate mug cake, ready in mere minutes. This delightful concoction promises gooey satisfaction with minimal effort. Stick with me, and your taste buds will thank you!


Chocolate Mug Cake Mania

chocolate mug cake mania

Say goodbye to your dessert cravings in a pinch with this decadent chocolate mug cake! Quick to whip up, it’s a sweet savior during midnight snack attacks. Moist, chocolatey, and downright irresistible, it will make your microwave your new best friend.

  • Cooking Method: Microwave
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Cuisine Type: American


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon chocolate chips

Cooking Instructions

  1. Grab your favorite microwave-safe mug. Make sure it’s larger than you think you need to avoid a chocolate volcano!
  2. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt directly in the mug.
  3. Stir in milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract until smooth. Pretend you are Michelangelo, and your mug is the Sistine Chapel.
  4. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, toss in chocolate chips and give it one last stir.
  5. Microwave on high for 1 minute. (Microwave times may vary. Check if it’s done by inserting a toothpick in the center; if it comes out clean, you’re golden. Or rather, chocolaty.)
  6. Let your concoction sit for a minute before devouring. (If you can wait that long!)


  • Alternative Ingredients: Sub almond milk for regular milk, coconut oil for vegetable oil, or a gluten-free flour blend to suit dietary needs.
  • Garnishing Options: Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or a dusting of powdered sugar.
  • Cooking Tips: Want more gooey goodness? Press a piece of chocolate or Nutella into the center of the batter before microwaving.