Chocolate Cake – Microwaved in a Mug

So I recently read on a few different blogs about this amazing 5 minute microwave Chocolate Cake… And of course, I had to try it.


  • 1 largecoffee mug
  • 4 tablespoons plain flour(do not use self-rising)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • Small splash of vanilla

How to make it

  • Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well.
  • Add egg & mix thoroughly.
  • Pour in the milk and oil and mix well… again
  • Add vanilla, mix again.
  • Set mug in the microwave & cook for 2½ to 3 min at 1,000 watts.
  • Cake will rise over the top of the mug if you use a normal sized mug (Mine was huge, so it didn’t)
  • I tried just over 2.5 min the first round – NOT GOOD.  But it might be my old microwave.
  • Remove from microwave.
  • Allow cake to cool a little, then tip out onto a plate, if desired.
  • Decorate as you prefer…. I used Nutella and Powdered Sugar.

And EAT.  It wasn’t my favorite cake. I think I need to try again because if you cook too long by any means – it gets rubbery.  Eww.



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