Chocolate Mug Cake

You know how sometimes you crave chocolate cake, but don’t want to bake one?  Well, in order to fill my cravings I make a chocolate mug cake.  It’s a single serving cake, takes less than 5 minutes to make and uses ingredients you already have in the house.  I love this recipe because all you need is a mug and a one-tablespoon measuring spoon.  How much easier can the clean-up get?

I thought this was the perfect recipe to share for the Mini-Food linkup.  It’s like your own personal cake!  I’ve never tried to freeze this cake, because that kinda defeats the purpose.  I only make it when I have a craving… I don’t want to keep extras in the freezer, because if the craving isn’t strong enough I won’t go through the work of making it.  Which is good- keeps things in the house a little healthier.

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Chocolate Mug Cake


  • 1 coffee mug
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • dash of salt
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons water use milk if you want to make it dairy
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2-3 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • chocolate chips


  1. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and cinnamon in mug
  2. Add water (or milk), oil, vanilla, egg and mix
  3. Drop in chocolate chips
  4. Microwave for 1 min and 45 seconds (you will have to play with the time depending on your microwave)



Until next time,