Five Minute Chocolate Cake in a Mug

5-Minute Cake

5-Minute Cake

I won’t claim this is one of my original recipes, but it’s certainly original. Don’t curse me for giving you a chocolate outlet this simple and quick.


4 Tablespoons flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder, preferable Dutch-processed
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
Purchased chocolate syrup (optional)
1 Teaspoon mini chocolate chips (optional)
1 Large mug


Stir flour, sugar and cocoa powder in the mug:

Dry ingredients

Dry ingredients

Add egg to the dry mixture, stirring to combine:

Add egg

Add egg

Pour in milk and oil, and mix well (add chocolate chips if using):

Wet ingredients and chips

Wet ingredients and chips

Place mug in microwave and ‘bake’ for 3 minutes on high (cake will rise above the rim of the mug):



Flip the contents of the mug onto a plate (add chocolate syrup if using) and enjoy!


2 Responses to Five Minute Chocolate Cake in a Mug

  1. allison says:

    that is too fun! and what a great gift idea for the holidays… a cool mug with a little cake mix tucked inside would make a great teacher’s gift. thanks for sharing.

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