Chocolate Mug Cake

Cakes & Cupcakes
October 22, 2020
Cakes & Cupcakes
October 22, 2020

Chocolate Mug Cake

  • Prep time: 3 min
  • Cook time: 2 min
  • Total time: 5 min

Say hello to the easiest, chocolatiest, tastiest dessert you’ll ever have. This chocolate mug cake cooks up in one mug

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Chocolate Mug Cake

Say hello to the easiest, chocolatiest, tastiest dessert you’ll ever have. This chocolate mug cake cooks up in one mug in the microwave, meaning you can have decadent chocolate cake any time.

chocolate mug cake

The best chocolate mug cake

Sometimes I just need dessert in my belly immediately. You know the mood I’m talking about? When you have intense hankering for cake and you can’t be bothered to go out for it, break out a bowl or even light the oven? Because, let’s be real, often I want cake. But not often do I want to make a WHOLE cake. That’s where a mug cake comes in. Specifically a decadent chocolate mug cake that tastes every bit as delicious as a piece of chocolate birthday cake. You’ll only need 10 ingredients, 3 minutes, and a microwave.

Let’s do this.

chocolate mug cake

So…what is a chocolate mug cake?

There’s nothing better than an easy chocolate dessert in my opinion and this chocolate mug cake is as easy as it gets. A mug cake is a single serving cake made in your microwave with minimal ingredients. And boy, oh boy it is TASTY. It’s uber chocolatey, super moist, and tastes just like a chocolate cake you would make in your oven. Except it’s done in a fraction of the time in your microwave!

chocolate mug cake with whipped cream

What do you need to make this chocolate mug cake:

This chocolate mug cake requires the same ingredients you’d need to make a full size chocolate cake meaning it will be every bit as scrumptious and delicious as the real deal. That being said, you will not need eggs to make this chocolate mug cake meaning it’s vegan friendly and requires mostly dry pantry ingredients!

  • Cocoa Powder
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Espresso Powder
  • Salt

How to make a mug cake?

Mug cakes are perfect for all occasions and all ages. When I was little I used to make them after school with my sister and I still make them now when I have a hankering for a cake but don’t feel like making a whole cake. And lucky for you, it’s incredibly easy to make!

Step One: Place all the dry ingredients in a mug.

ingredients going into a mug
Step Two: Add the wet ingredients.

wet ingredients going into mug
Step Three. Mix everything together.

mixing ingredients in mug
Step Four: Add in any additional mix ins or fillings.

Step Five: Microwave for 60 to 90 seconds or until the top of the cake has puffed up and is dry to the touch.

mug going into microwave

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Step Six: Devour!

peanut butter chocolate mug cake

Ways to level up your chocolate mug cake?

This chocolate mug cake is absolutely scrumptious as is, but if you want to take it to the next level, we highly encourage adding in a few (or all!) of these optional ingredients!

  • Add a spoonful of peanut butter: So this isn’t optional in my book. I HIGHLY recommend dropping a big dollop of PB in your batter before popping your mug cake in the microwave.
  • Stir in some chocolate chips: We like to stir in a tablespoon of chocolate chips to make this mug cake super super chocolatey.
  • Drizzle with caramel: Chocolate + caramel is one of the best flavor combos and it’s no exception here. You can make your own or use store bought!
  • Top with whipped cream: We always keep a can of whipped cream in our fridge. You know…for emergencies. Finishing off your mug cake with a healthy dose of whipped cream for a light, creamy finish to your decadent chocolate cake.
  • Finish off with a scoop of ice cream: The only thing better than chocolate cake is a chocolate cake a la mode. Top your chocolate mug cake off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of hot fudge sauce for the ultimate sundae.

peanut butter chocolate mug cake

Happy mug cake eating, my friends! Enjoy every chocolatey bite!

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Chocolate Mug Cake

5 from 5 reviews

Say hello to the easiest, chocolatiest, tastiest dessert you’ll ever have. This chocolate mug cake cooks up in one mug in the microwave, meaning you can have decadent chocolate cake any time.

Say hello to the easiest, chocolatiest, tastiest dessert you’ll ever have. This chocolate mug cake cooks up in one mug in the microwave, meaning you can have decadent chocolate cake any time.

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 mug cake 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 mug cake 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: american
Scale:
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 mug cake 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon espresso powder

Instructions

  1. In a standard size coffee mug mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, espresso powder and salt.
  2. Add the milk, oil and vanille extract and use a fork or a small whisk to completely combine. If adding in chocolate chips, peanut butter, etc. add in now!
  3. Place the mug in your microwave for 60 to 90 seconds or until the cake has puffed up and is mostly dry to the touch. Keep an eye on the cake as it cooks as microwaves can vary a lot in power!
  4. Top with whipped cream or ice cream or eat as is! Enjoy!

Keywords: chocolate mug cake, easy mug cake, mug cake, chocolate peanut butter mug cake

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  1. Oh my chocolate goodness!! I have tried other mug cakes, but yours is THE BOMB!! I will never make any other, believe me!! The chocolate flavor was so intense and the cake satisfied me so much! I haven’t tried adding peanut butter to it yet, but I will- chocolate & pb are my favorite combo! When I started getting out the ingredients, I thought, holy cow, this is a LOT of stuff! But just using a little of this, a little of that, and really, it went together very quickly. Cleanup was a breeze, thanks to not having bowls and beaters and everything else!
    Thank you so much for the recipe, Sara!!

  2. Mug cakes aren’t ever as good as a traditional cake – but made this for lunch today and it is as good as it could possibly get! I added a scoop of Nutella in the bottom before microwaving…. YUM!