Introduction: 5-Minute Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

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Based on the popularity of the 5-Minute Chocolate Cake, I decided to experiment with a recipe for a 5-Minute Chocolate Chip Cake!  You can swap the chocolate chips for any other flavor, or leave them out entirely and make a spice cake from it instead.  Either way, this is a great base for your 5-Minute Cake home experiments.

As I explain in the 5-Minute Chocolate Cake recipe, I did a lot of experimenting to determine the proper amount of egg to use.  This recipe uses slightly less sugar and oil in an attempt to lighten it up a bit.  I still prefer the chocolate variety, but this one isn't bad when you've only got a few minutes and really need some cake!  


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2 tablespoons beaten egg
3 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon of baking powder 
pinch salt
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons milk
Splash vanilla
3 tablespoons chocolate chips or any spices/flavorings to taste


Mix ingredients very well in your mug.  

Microwave between 90 seconds and 4 minutes, depending on the power of your microwave. It's ok to check in on it from time to time and pop it back in for more time. Mine took 3 full minutes, crested over the top of the mug, and then sunk again.

Serve with ice cream!

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CraftyTexans (author)2012-07-31


nailuj (author)2015-07-22

The flavor was amazing, and the top half was light and fluffy. But after I got to the middle of the mug, the cake gained a rough and stiff texture. What should I do?

NatalieH6 made it! (author)2015-07-08

This is fantastic. I added some cinomon to the mix and on top.

EshaS1 (author)2015-06-13

My partner and I loved this.

inthegold (author)2012-12-10

your 5-minute Chocolate Cake, looks great_____must try Thanks!


jackjackboom (author)2012-07-07

I made it!!!!
However, I overcooked it and it turned into something with the consistency of briscuit. (How do you spell that?) It was still very delicious. Maybe I'm on to something here..........


7katz (author)jackjackboom2012-08-20

My first one did too, but my next was much better!

jackjackboom (author)7katz2012-08-21

My second failed as well.

Mehitabel (author)2012-07-26

Can you tell me the volume of your mug? That would be a help when trying to duplicate your results. Thanks!

arpoky (author)2012-07-14

Why must you do this to me?!?!?!?!?! I just lost 50 pounds, please don't get us back together for a "Family Reunion".

garnishrecipes (author)2012-07-08

Great post! :D I wonder if I can try this with gluten-free flours... will let you know if it works.

Please do!

Mehitabel (author)2012-07-07

Can you tell us what the volume of the mug is? Thanks!

GeekFilter (author)2012-07-07

Ok, this I have to try! I'm not sure I've seen a 'baking' recipe with so little of key ingredients like flour and baking powder actually work--but I'm excited to find out!

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