Sunday, September 21, 2008

5 minute Chocolate Mug Cake!

There's days that you're too sick to fix a meal, nevermind a dessert.

I got it in an email about a year ago and deleted it without even trying LOL But I'm glad my friend Veronica resent it to me this past week.



4 tablespoons cake flour (That's plain flour, not self-rising.)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla essence
1 coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well.


Add the egg and mix thoroughly.


Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla essence and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!


Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.


  1. What a fun dessert! My kids would love it!
    -Sandy Toes

  2. Cool. Sometimes, I am the only one who wants something sweet and this would be perfect.

  3. Now see? This MAY be exactly the excuse I need to buy a microwave!!!! YUM-O! This would be cute to use as a teachers' gift. You could buy some festive mugs at the dollar store and fill a baggie with the dry ingredients. Attach a tag telling the recipient what to add and voila!

    I really may have to go buy a microwave soon.

    I hope that you are off to a great week friend!


  4. Yummmm!!! Too bad I dont have any cake flour! :(

  5. yay, i cant wait to try this!!

  6. OH my goodness, Sandra! This is absolutely GENIUS! How ever did you end up with such a fabulous recipe! I'm totally impressed and plan on making this for my husband tonight! Good greif? Why didn't I think of that!LOL

  7. Yep! This is a keeper! I haven't even tried it yet, but it just HAS to be good. I look forward to trying this out with my newest "little cook"!

  8. I have tried a very slightly different version, in fact I had one today. My children made some this afternoon, and I snagged a piece.

    Beautiful photo.

  9. Pretty cool but we don't use a microwave...too bad..LOL

  10. I want to try this! My microwave shorted out on me; now I have an incentive to get it fixed!

  11. I love this recipe!
    We have made it a few times and the kids love how simple it is.
    I linked your blog from mine so others could enjoy it as well.
    You inspire me all the time. Thanks!

  12. My girls would love to try this...maybe we'll do that tomorrow.

  13. Can we use All purpose flour for this recipe? Or is that called as cake flour? want to give a try pl. let me know....

  14. You guys...there is NO flour in this recipe :)