Five Minute Chocolate Fudge Cake…in a mug!

So yesterday’s experiment with my first mug recipe was fun, quick, tasty and had an easy cleanup. Now I have this urge to try out more mug recipes to find better tasting quick fixes. The brownie was interesting and all, but I wanted something more. So today, from the book “10 Fun Things to do with your Microwave,” I tried the “5 minute Chocolate Cake.”

It was way better than yesterday’s recipe. This cake was very moist, the chocolate chips added to its smoothness, and the house smelled of chocolate goodness 🙂

* Quick tip: If you are wondering which mug size to use, use the mug that the dry ingredients fill it up about 3/4 of the way. The cake is not going to rise much during the cooking process.


  • 4 tablespoons Flour
  • 4 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons Whisked Egg
  • 3 tablespoons Milk
  • 3 tablespoons Canola or Vegetable Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Chocolate Chips or a crushed Candy Bar
  • Splash of vanilla extract (or another extract of your choosing)
  • Coffee Mug

Step 1: Add all of the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa) to the mug and whisk until there are no lumps (you can use a fork).

Step 2: Add the egg and combine well. (It gets a little clumpy at this point)

Step 3: Stir in the milk and oil.

Step 4: Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract. Stir well. (Make sure to get the stuff at the bottom of the mug. The worst thing is to take a bite and have a pocket of dry flour.)

Step 5: Microwave for 3-4 minutes.

*”It will start to crown over the top but do not worry. It will collapse once the heat stops.”

Step 6: Let the cake cool for a few minutes to avoid burning the roof of your mouth and suing me 🙂

Step 7: Eat and Enjoy!


    • Perhaps your microwave is more powerful than mine. I am sorry your mug cake didn’t come out well. Have you tried using less time or a lower wattage? I appreciate you responding and I hope you were still able to eat some dessert that day 😦 We all deserve a bit of chocolate every day 🙂

      • How did yours turn out? I am wondering if the type of mug used or the elevation you live at could be effecting the recipe. I have been getting mixed reviews on this recipe and I am wondering if it is where a person lives of the type of microwave the person is using.

  1. I used a 900 wat microwave and cooked it for 3 minutes and topped it with chocolate syrup and it turned out great! I will say that I didn’t measure the chocolate chips though 😉

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