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Sunday, April 4, 2010

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Want chocolate cake?  Want it now?  Try this…

An email got sent around school last week with this recipe.  I decided to save it and give it a try.  I’m thinking that this quick little cake would make an excellent last minute dessert served up with cream. It is super easy to make and quite similar to the mini steamed puddings I have posted about.

Serves 1 (well, probably 2!)

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
A small splash of vanilla extract
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

Place the dry ingredients into a large microwave safe mug and mix well.  Add the egg, milk and oil, and mix thoroughly.  Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract and mix again.

Place into the microwave and cook for 2 and a half minutes at 1000 watts.  The cake may rise up over the top of the mug – this is normal.  Allow to cool a little and turn out onto a plate if desired.


  1. This works just as well with water and a smidge of butter instead of milk, I have discovered :)

  2. I made it - super easy! It fulfilled my chocolate craving <3

  3. Hey there! I think your blog is fantastic. Thanks for all the great ideas. For your interest - my brother and I experimented with this recipe and discovered it's quite lovely with a teensy bit of baking powder added. We also experimented with adding some raspberries which worked well and also exchanged 1 T of the flour with 1 T coconut! That was yummy too!

  4. Delicious! I was having a craving and I don't bake but I saw this and thought, "5 minutes well I am sure I can cope with that" Amazingly easy. Tasted great with some cream drizzled over!

  5. brilliant quick late night chocolate craving satisfied