Chocolate Cake in a Mug

On a bit of a mission for something sweet and something that doesn’t take ages to bake in the oven, I managed to find a recipe where you can make a chocolate cake in 5 minutes.

This is the recipe I tried: Food Network: Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Technically this recipe is for a cake in a mug, but I found even though the cake batter rises a little from its trip in the microwave, you probably don’t need a mug, a teacup would work.

The lovely part about this recipe is if you eat it soon after making it, the cake has a lovely warm, melty chocolate taste. Delicious.



  • 3 Tbsp chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil (I didn’t have any so I substituted with coconut oil)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a microwavable cup or mug, add all the dry ingredients together and mix
  • Add in the wet ingredients and mix well
  • Pop the mug/ cup in the microwave on high for no more than 90 seconds
  • The biggest trick to this recipe is ensuring the batter doesn’t dry out in the microwave, even 90 seconds seemed a bit long, next time I will try 80 seconds and see
  • Take the cake out of the microwave and leave it for about 3 minutes to cool


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