Introduction: Chocolate Mug Cake - 2 Minutes Recipe

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I made this yummy Chocolate Mug Cake to celebrate 2nd Blogiversary for my blog. It is very simple recipe yet tasty too. You will need only 2 minutes to make this delicious cake. I doubled the below mentioned recipe to make 3 small mug cakes. Read on for the detailed recipe. Thank you.

Ingredients you will need,

1/4 cup All purpose flour / Maida

5 tbsp Sugar

1 large Egg

3 tbsp Milk

3 tbsp Vegetable oil

2 tbsp Cocoa powder

1/4 tsp of Vanilla essence

A pinch of Salt

Butter for greasing

Make : 1 big mug size

Step 1: Method

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Take all the ingredients (expect butter) in a bowl, mix it all without any lumps.

Grease mug with butter.

Pour the batter into greased mug.

Leave 1/4th of space on top of mug for cake raising.Microwave it for 2 minutes.

That's all mug cake is ready.

Note : Microwave timing will be slightly differ from different microwave. If its not cooked in the centre, keep 20 to 30 more seconds.

Step 2: Serve !

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I love to have this cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Add your favorite topping and relish it :)


ArmageddonO (author)2017-09-09

is it possible in an oven?

louis.m (author)2016-08-07

When I try this recipe the cake gets burned black inside but stays raw on the outside.

Does anyone knows what to do ?

jfilipeff (author)louis.m2016-08-07

Use a less powerful option on your microwave!

louis.m (author)jfilipeff2016-08-11

I already tried that, but than it takes much much more time than 2 minutes and it still gets burned inside before it is done on the outside. :(

Could it be caused by the fact that my microwave is not working on a lower constant power but is switching on and off (at lowest power it switches on for 3 seconds and than off again every 30 seconds) ?

jfilipeff (author)louis.m2016-08-15

I've a similar recipe but in mine I cook for 3 minutes at 900w, maybe it can work for you

scorp76 (author)louis.m2016-08-12

Try using a different cup. It maybe too thick that it is not transferring hit correctly.

brainfartinthewind (author)2015-07-22

Or make it in 1 min using chocolate cake mix and angelfood cake mix.

Need the recipe to make the mix of Angel Food Cake Mix and Chocolate Cake Mix

One box of angel food cake mix (NO substitute!) one box of other flavor cake mix (i.e. chocolate, devil's food, strawberry etc. BUT NOT pound cake). Directions: combine both dry cake mixes, store covered at room temp.,

per mug/cup 3 Tbsp. dry mix, 2 Tbsp. water, 1 minute in microwave. Mix well in mug to remove lumps before microwaving

This recipe is also called 3-2-1 cake for obvious reasons.

theOctoProgrammer (author)2016-08-08

I made it! But i have no pictures because I ate all of it lol

I was having company over and thought it would be faster to cook the (quadrupled) batter altogether than individually in mugs so i poured it into an 8x8 pan and microwaved it for about 10 minutes. It cooked all the way through which was a relief, and is very good with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup.

streetlamp (author)2016-08-07

This looks great, EXCEPT, if I was going to go through all this trouble (all the ingredients) I would just make a regular size cake. I couldn't stop eating after one cup and would need to eat more!

fingerskatenut11 (author)2016-08-07



imcp1024 (author)2016-08-06

this is close to the original cupcake. people used to put them on their mantle or near the hearth of their fireplaces. they had no microwave either

Slippery arm (author)2016-08-05

Published on my b day

wowashlyn (author)2016-07-09

I just made this for my brother & dad, it was great. thanks for sharing!

Althea MaeH (author)2015-11-02

Sooo CUUTE!!! I will have to try!

Panda_Creeper12 (author)2015-09-03

I love it! Delicious!

animal lover (author)2015-07-28

I made so many of these in the past three days! They're great! I just made a carrot cake out of this recipe, too. Would've shown you a picture, but I ate it all! ;P

sabu.dawdy (author)animal lover2015-07-31

Recipe plz

animal lover (author)sabu.dawdy2015-08-26

I made it by just experimenting because I couldn't find a recipe online that used ingredients that I had at the time. I doubled most of the recipe, but only put in 4 tbsp of oil and 6 tbsp of sugar. I put in a bit of baking powder, took out the chocolate, added 2 finely shredded carrots and baked it all in a large ceramic bowl for ten minutes since my microwave is not the best one out there. I thought it came out pretty good, but it could have done with a bit more sugar. Happy experimenting! :D PS you should probably adjust the time of cooking to suit your microwave.

Bhawya (author)animal lover2015-07-28

Hahaha :) Glad to see your comment. Thanks :D


Romi87 (author)2015-08-14

I made it ...

Anthony. (author)2015-08-10

Anthony.0 seconds ago

Wow..5 TBSP of sugar for one cup of cake seems extremely high. I barely use 1 TSP of sugar for my cup of coffee. What makes the 'cake' rise? I do not see baking soda or baking powder used in your recipe.

Elly282004 (author)2015-08-10

mmmm i made it and everyone loved it!

k_bhavik (author)2015-08-10

What if i add baking soda instead of egg. N keep rest ingredients same. Will it do the trick? If yes, how much baking soda i should add?

London Lady (author)2015-08-02

OM NOM NOM I want it all.....

arjunmenon (author)2015-08-02

Dont have a microwave. How to do it?

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2015-07-29

Congratulations!!! :)

Bhawya (author)Tarun Upadhyaya2015-07-30

Thanks :)

CharlineCaisse (author)2015-07-28


douglasmcdonald (author)2015-07-26

i used swiss miss packet and it was very good

Bhawya (author)douglasmcdonald2015-07-27

Thank you :)

doggierocks (author)2015-07-26

how much do you put in of each ingredient

Bhawya (author)doggierocks2015-07-26

Hi, I have mentioned that in introduction part. Thanks.

sunshiine (author)2015-07-24

Congrats~ big smile here~


Bhawya (author)sunshiine2015-07-24

Thanks Sunshiine :)

CONGRATS to u too..

koby7 made it! (author)2015-07-24

See I dubbled it and it's still clumpless

koby7 (author)2015-07-24

To make it mix without any clumps
1st add the flour sugar and vegi. Oil than mix all together then add coco powder and mix then your egg mix then the milk and vanilla and salt and mix and wala no clumps?

loutali made it! (author)2015-07-24

I added a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a dash of cayenne. It was a good time.

Bhawya (author)loutali2015-07-24

Thanks for trying and sharing it :) yumm!

Wow, u added cayenne.. thanks for the idea, I'm gonna try it..

Firebited made it! (author)2015-07-24

made it but without the chocolate caue i was out. still not bad

Bhawya (author)Firebited2015-07-24

Thanks for trying it:)

IvanT2 made it! (author)2015-07-21

Russians made it in Urals mountains and this soo delicious. Many thanks! But I think cakes need more chocolate))

Bhawya (author)IvanT22015-07-23

Thanks for tryin and sharing the pic :)

dmadam (author)2015-07-21

Made it this evening for my grand
daughters. I doubled the recipe and added a tsp of baking soda and it
rose nicely. It was a hit so not sure what you got me into. I watch
them every afternoon and its so easy they just may hit me up all the
time. Great for the heating the house with the oven.

Great idea and thanks

Bhawya (author)dmadam2015-07-23

Thanks for trying it :)

PedroHenriqueGuida (author)2015-07-22

great!! I shall try and post it here!!

Sure, I will be waiting for your "Made it" pic :)

SteveH5 made it! (author)2015-07-22

Wow, being a chocoholic I made mine in one large bowl instead!

Cooked perfectly despite being culinarily challenged myself. As with all children, adult supervision was advised in the form of the wife. I'm 63!

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