Recipe By safinabakes1231
Published Jun 19th
Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake
Prep 5m Cook 2m Additional - Ready In 7m
Servings 1 cake Calories 603.1

This is my own version of the chocolate microwave mug cake. This chocolaty fudgy treat is truly decadent and great for nights when I need a yummy dessert that is ready in less than 10 minutes! Chocolate chips make this recipe even better.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a large microwave-safe mug; stir in milk, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract.
  2. 2 Cook in microwave until cake is done in the middle, about 1 minute 45 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 603.1
  • Carbohydrate 82 g
  • Cholesterol 3.7 mg
  • Fat 30.4 g
  • Fiber 4.4 g
  • Protein 6.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.2 g
  • Sodium 470.2 mg
  • Sugar 52.5 g

Chef's Notes

For a healthier version, use 1 1/2 tablespoons of plain unsweetened applesauce and use 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon water instead of the milk.


  1. Tastes great but way too much fat and sugar! There are 4 tablespoons of sugar in this so that's almost 200 calories right there and 48 grams of sugar. That's crazy. My advice is cut the sugar way down to 2 tablespoons or even 1 tablespoon. 2 tablespoons will have you at 90 calories and - Read more ...
  2. After making the first time I have tripled the recipe. Keep it in the refrigerator and pour enough into a cup for anytime I would like the treat. This recipe is perfect. Add anything I'd like. A little bit of peanut butter, Nutella, chocolate chips or soft ice cream on top. And always whipped cream. - Read more ...
  3. I just made this and I want more! I NEVER review anything no matter how good it is. But for this mommy whose baby is teething and need something RIGHT NOW to shut down the craving monster this is heaven. It's so creamy and fluffy. I followed everything except the time on the microwave. Since - Read more ...
  4. I made exactly as written and added chocolate chips. Super light and fluffy, much better texture than the recipes that use an egg. Will definitely make this one again. I did use an oversized mug and it fit perfectly, regular mug would be too small.
  5. I used the applesauce and additional water instead of the oil and substituted Stevia for baking for the sugar. Also I sprinkled a few peanut butter chips on top before putting it in the microwave. Delicious!
  6. I doubled it and used a BIG mug. It turned out great! Please don't leave a review if you changed EVERYTHING in the recipe SMH!
  7. As far as mug cakes go...This one is FANTASTIC! I love that is doesn't call for eggs, and if you cook it a bit less it has a lovely molten effect. I cooked mine in a cereal bowl rather than a mug and it worked great! My kids each made one as well and all - Read more ...
  8. I wish that the recipe said to use an over sized mug, a small casserole dish, or big soup bowl because I followed the directions and mine spilled all over the inside of the microwave. Ate very little of it because that was all that was left. And I did follow the directions about how - Read more ...
  9. This cake helped me out of a dire situation today. I was DESPERATE for chocolate cake, but as I'm the only chocolate lover in the family I needed something small. Not that I'm incapable of eating an entire two layer fudge bomb, but I was afraid I'd get caught in the act and would have - Read more ...