Chocolate cake made in a microwave in the mug

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Need a quick chocolate fix? Forgot to grab dessert at the store? Want to do a fun activity with the kids? Whatever the reason – we’ve got you covered. Microwave mug cakes are truly underrated, they’re quick, easy and tasty. What’s not to love? Try this simple chocolate mug cake to satisfy your cravings!


  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 3tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl
  2. In a separate bowl whisk the milk, egg, and vegetable oil together. Slowly add the dry ingredients and whisk until batter is clump free.
  3. Pour the batter about half way into a mug (make sure it’s microwave safe!).
  4. Add a dollop of chocolate spread into the middle
  5. Microwave mug cake for about 2 minutes. Top with some whipped cream and raspberries. Enjoy!

To change up the flavour of your mug cake, try swapping the chocolate spread for peanut butter or Nutella!

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