Perfect Chocolate Mug Cake That Takes 5 Min Start To Finish

chocolate mug cake
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Imagine diving into a rich, gooey chocolate cake just minutes after a craving strikes. Sounds like a dream? Well, it’s time to turn that dream into reality with the ultimate chocolate mug cake! Get ready to unleash the power of your microwave and transform a few simple ingredients into a delicious treat. 


  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: chocolate chips


  1. In your favorite mug, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt. Stir these dry ingredients until they are well mixed.
  2. To the same mug, add the vegetable oil, water, and vanilla extract. Mix everything together until you have a smooth batter without lumps. If you like your cake extra chocolatey, stir in some chocolate chips or chunks at this stage.
  3. Place your mug in the microwave and cook on high for about 90 seconds. This timing is based on a 1000-watt microwave, so you might need to adjust it slightly depending on the power of your microwave. The cake should rise and be firm to the touch.
  4. Let the cake cool for a minute before digging in. The cake is best enjoyed warm.