Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Ahh…nothing like coming home, after a day of training at my new job, to find my husband making dinner for me. 🙂 He is so wonderful and it was such a welcome treat. After resting for a bit (my feet hurt!) I decided to make us both a little dessert. Nothing says comfort and what a good day, than chocolate cake. BUT I didn’t want to bake a whole big cake and heat up the apartment, with the stove. So, in comes my handy Chocolate Cake in a Mug recipe, to save the day. This simple, two person recipe is great for a quick dessert and can be ready in less than 10 minutes. The trick is that this cake is microwaved! 🙂

Chocolate Cake in a Mug 🙂


3 tablespoons of butter

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons of cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

dash of salt

1 egg

3 tablespoons of milk

dash of vanilla extract

Chocolate Chips


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (minus chocolate chips)
  3. In two 8 oz mugs (regular coffee mugs), pour about half the batter (quarter of the batter in each mug)
  4. Sprinkle half of the chocolate chips, into each mug.
  5. Cover chocolate chips, with the remaining batter
  6. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  7. Microwave, on high, each mug (separately) for 1 1/2 minutes. The cake will rise but still look shiny on the top.
  8. Let chocolate cake cool a bit (steam will be escaping) before eating or you will burn your mouth 🙂




Filed under Cakes, Desserts

24 responses to “Chocolate Cake in a Mug

  1. Looks delicious and pretty easy. I’m giving this a try as soon as possible. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Hi Samina. We don’t have a microwave, yet I am dying to try this in the oven. We have stoneware mugs that are supposed to be oven safe. I there a way to do this in the oven?

    • I have never tried this in the oven but I did a little research and I did find someone who took the microwave recipe into the oven. She said she added a pinch (my pinches are less than 1/8th teaspoon) of baking soda and then baked it for 15-20 minutes or until the tops are glossy and spring to the touch. I would recommend buttering the cup before adding the batter, as she seemed to have trouble removing her cakes from the cups. I hope that helps 🙂 Let me know how it goes!

  3. Looks great! I pulled out my crock pot to make mac & cheese yesterday, since I didn’t want to heat up the entire apartment!

  4. wow I never knew you can make a cake in the microwave. Great idea, two thumbs up

    • Thanks Raymund! This is something I tried when our oven broke down lol. I even baked a vanilla cake in the microwave. Ahhh fun times (So glad my oven works!!!)

  5. This looks so good! Such a creative idea!

  6. this looks just too good! and plus no sharing!!! lol

  7. Did someone call my name for Chocolate? LOL. I think it would be stupid for me to tell you that I’m going to eat this because YOU KNOW I’m going to try this then eat it LOL. Choco-holics UNITE! LOL

  8. Casey

    Cake in 10 minutes? HECK YES!! sounds awesome 🙂

  9. Oh this is so great. When we make a cake the leftovers last forever. I love this idea. Hope the new job’s going well.

    • The new job is going well 🙂 Still in training, although today is officially my first real day. Cake leftovers?! That is a real thing? lol I hope you like this recipe! and Happy Cooking!

  10. Always a lovely quick treat – I like the addition on cinnamon.
    🙂 Mandy

  11. this is SUPER awesome!
    Such a cute quick dessert for a movie date at home:)
    please stop by and say hi.

  12. Jason

    Delicious every time!

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