Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

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June 2, 2015

Five Minute Chocolate Mug CakeWhen you need a quick delicious dessert for one or two. Mix these ingredients in a mug, microwave 3 minutes and it's done!


Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: one or two per mug


  • 1 coffee mug
  • 4 Tbsp plain flour
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp baking cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • splash of vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake


  1. Add dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa) into cup and mix together. Add egg and mix.
  2. Add milk, oil and vanilla and mix. If adding chocolate chips, add them at this time.
  3. Place mug in microwave and cook for 3 minutes. The cake will rise over the mug but mine never spilled over. Just watch it and don't be alarmed when it rises high.
  4. Allow the mug to cool. I ran a knife around the inside of the cup and the cake came right out or you may eat it right from the mug. The chips will be soft, hot and wet, sort of like a molten cake mix.
  5. Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

  6. At this point you may sprinkle powdered sugar, add a dollop of ice cream or just eat it as is. It's moist enough.

Now you can have chocolate cake any time of the day in only 5 minutes. You're welcome! : )

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August 31, 2010

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.

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August 31, 2010

I am looking fro the recipe for a 5 minute chocolate mug cake.

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May 24, 2009

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil. Mix again well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

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