Easy Chocolate Mug Cake – Ready in 90 seconds! This mug cake is moist and delicious with melty chocolate fudge throughout!
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Let’s just have a moment of silence to pay respect to the last couple weekends left this summer before the kids head back to school.? I know that many families already have kiddos back to school and they’re well into the swing of things while others recently dropped theirs back off at college.
Back-to-school is a momentous time of year, worthy of lots of preparation, memorable photos and even (yep, I’m going to say it) bittersweet tears. It means our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews are growing up. . .and too quickly.
One of the other things that grows by leaps and bounds this time of year are visits to my vanilla mug cake recipe. It makes my heart so happy to hear from oodles of college students each year that love this recipe enough to comment, tag and email me about it.
Soooo. . .today, I’m sharing a recipe for an easy Chocolate mug cake that’s based off of the vanilla recipe everyone has been swooning over.☺️
Preparing the Chocolate Mug Cake
In just a few steps with a few simple ingredients, you can prepare and EAT this chocolate mug cake in under 10 minutes for sure – less, if you just let the flour fly.
I mix the ingredients in a bowl first because I “layer” the chocolate chips.
- In a small bowl, add the flour, baking powder, sugar, butter, milk, vanilla extract, salt and cocoa powder.
- Mix it all up.
- Pour half of the batter into a greased mug. Top with a tablespoon of chocolate chips. Then repeat those steps with the remaining batter and chips.
After 90 Seconds in the Microwave
After only 90 seconds, you have a moist and delicious chocolate mug cake with melty chocolate fudge throughout! The melty chocolate flows all the way down into the dessert because of the layering step with the chocolate chips.
Tip: If you don’t want so much chocolate (is this a thing?), you could just add one tablespoon of chocolate chips to the center of the dessert and omit the extra tablespoon on top.
As you probably noticed, the cake did rise out of the mug a bit. With a taller, more narrow mug, I was expecting that. You can also use a larger, wider mug if you’d like the cake to bake more flat.
Feel free to top the mug cake with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. If you choose ice cream, the larger, wider mug will work best!
Just look at that gooey chocolate inside!!
So, so good. Share this recipe with your kids so they can make this mug cake after school and right from the convenience of inside their dorm. And, print this recipe off for yourself, too, to enjoy when you’re needing just a little something sweet.?
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Easy Chocolate Mug Cake
Ready in 90 seconds! This mug cake is moist and delicious with melty chocolate fudge throughout!
- 4 Tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
- 5 Tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 1 heaping tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, divided
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Pour half of batter into greased mug.
- Top with 1 tablespoon chocolate chips.
- Pour remaining batter into mug.
- Top with remaining chocolate chips.
- Microwave on high for 90 seconds.
- Enjoy immediately.
For extra decadence, top with some whipped topping and chocolate sprinkles!
Food Lover says
I tried the recipe and it tasted great! The only thing that was wrong was that my mug cake didn’t rise nearly as much as the picture shows. Might i have done something wrong?
Your mug may have just been wider vs. more narrow like mine was?
I’ve made this recipe about a dozen times now & it’s the best mug cake I’ve ever tried! I just woke up for a late night snack & was too tired to melt butter, so I grabbed an egg & used just the yolk as a substitute. It made the cake extra creamy & delicious! Just wanted to let folks know that it worked! 🙂
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!!
Can i use ordinary ”Cocoa Powder Alkalize” ?
For the milk i like no dairy alomd milk, do i have to use Unsweetened Milk almond or ordinary ?
Can i replace 1 Tablespoon butter for oil sunflower ?
Hi Mynie, I’m not real familiar with the ingredients that you’re asking about. The good news is that you could probably experiment a little without being “out” a whole lot since the amount of ingredients you need are minimal. Try the recipe out with your substitutions and report back to us with your results. I’m sure others would appreciate it as well. Thank you!
Emily Eldan says
Yum! This was the best chocolate cake I ve ever tasted! And I’m actually not really a fan of Chocolate Cake. I’m definitely making this again!
Sara, thank you for this marvellous cake! Very delicious and fast to cook)
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Rosy!
Do i have to use unsweetened cocoa powder or can I just use less sugar?
The cocoa powder adds the chocolate taste to the cake.
You have many recipes that I take for myself, especially often I make desserts according to your recipes, thanks)
I often go to your site to read a new recipe, thanks for teaching me how to cook delicious and healthy food.
Not sure if the mug cake is the healthiest of my recipes but you’re welcome! 🙂
Sergio Fishreeler says
When my grandson comes to visit me, I want to please him with something tasty. Here I prepared a mug cake according to your recipe, the grandson was pleased, and I am even more!
Thanks for the recipe, I teach my daughter how to cook. Last weekend, the muffins were prepared according to your recipe, and this is exactly what we need! Thanks to such recipes, my daughter loved to cook)
That’s so great to hear!