Coffee Mug Cake Recipes


  • 4 Tbsp. flour
  • 4 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp. oil
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 3 Tbsp. chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • splash of vanilla extract


Mix dry ingredients first in a med/large coffee mug, then add the wet ones. Microwave for 3 minutes in a 1000 watt nuker. Instant and easy 5 minute chocolate cake!

Serve it alamode, drizzle with chocolate syrup, inject with caramel... the possibilities are endless.

By Sirrush from Alamo, New Mexico

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Last year at Christmas time, I needed something to give out to 16 employees. I looked for something personal and affordable. I had seen the 5 minute chocolate cake recipe and had made one. It was simply delicious and way too easy to make.

Chocolate Mug Cake

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I like this recipe because you can have a treat at any time in the microwave. It is quick, easy, and low on calories. It can also be stored on the shelf for an instant snack. No need to bake a whole cake.

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I am not a cake connoisseur but this is tasty and definitely quick and also thrifty because you don't have to bake an entire cake (which might not all be eaten before spoiling) to fulfill a craving. If you like small portions, it's good for two servings.

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You won't believe this ooey-gooey cake was made in the microwave in 90 seconds. You don't need to add an egg to it, and that's actually the key to why this dessert is extra moist and delicious. A regular cake usually has one to two eggs, so why add one to a little mug cake? This is an excellent time and ingredient saver for those times when you've got a sweet tooth.

spoonful and bowl Lava Mug Cake

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I found this new recipe which is not probaby new to you guys, but it is to me. It is the cup cake that you bake in the microwave, perfect for me. I tried it out today, and it was great!

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Mix ingredients in mug and bake in microwave for 3 minutes. To make a pudding, add Whiskey/Brandy/Liquor to pudding when taken out of oven and add a dollop of cream.

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A quick recipe made completely from scratch to satisfy your chocolate cravings. Enjoy this chocolate chip cake with frosting all in a cup from a microwave.

Chocolate Chip Cake in Mug With Frosting

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I've lost the recipe for the coffee cup cake. Please help me find it again.

By Cookie Stephens from TX


May 12, 20100 found this helpful

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

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

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed. Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. Eat. (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

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May 13, 20100 found this helpful

Also try There are numerous healthy (and delicious) recipes on her site.

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Diet Alfredo Sauce using a quart of fat free half and half. Thicken fat free half and halfwith cornstarch by placing 2 heaping Tbsp. of cornstarch in 1 cup cold fat free half and half and stir thoroughly. When the remainder of the fat free half and half comes to a slow boil on the stove, add the cornstarch mixture. It will thicken. Next add 1 cup of your favorite Parmesan cheese, 8 oz. of fat free cream cheese and garlic powder and salt to taste.

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May 16, 2020

Use up an overripe banana to make this one serving microwave muffin in a cup. The instructions follow.

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March 25, 2020

Make this individual snack cake right in your microwave. It's great for an after school treat or for a sweet end to the day.

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December 21, 2016

This is a page about 3 ingredient cookie mug cake. Start with your favorite sandwich cookies and make these delicious, quick, microwave mug cakes.

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September 28, 2016

Fulfill your craving for chocolate cake easily by making one of these delicious microwave cakes. This page contains recipes for making a five minute chocolate mug cake.

Chocolate mug cake garnished with a sliced strawberry

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May 11, 2010

About a year ago there was a recipe here for a cake made in a coffee mug. Cake (or brownie) mix and some other ingredients were combined in a mug then microwaved.

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April 15, 2010

I have a question about the chocolate cake in a mug. It was really easy to do but it was flat tasting.

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