Chocolate Coconut Microwave Mug Cake

Chocolate coconut mug cake

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 4 mins
Total: 9 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
898 Calories
29g Fat
143g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 898
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 222mg 74%
Sodium 1703mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 143g 52%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Protein 19g
Calcium 322mg 25%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

By making this individual mug cake, you can have dessert without having to whip out a counter's worth of baking tools. With a few pantry essentials, it's easy to make a delicious chocolate-coconut batter and "cook" it in the microwave. Your treat will literally be ready in minutes.


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for chocolate coconut mug cake
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  2. Prepare one microwavable 16-ounce mug by coating the inside lightly with cooking spray.

    Prepare mug
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  3. Mix the ingredients in a small bowl. Beat the egg first with a spoon and mix in other liquid ingredients.

    Stirring eggs
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  4. Add dry ingredients and mix until you've removed all the lumps.

    Add dry ingredients
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  5. Pour the batter into the mug (do not fill more than halfway) and smoothe the top with a spoon.

    Pour the batter into the mug
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  6. Thump mug firmly on the tabletop six times to remove excess air bubbles.

  7. Place the mug on top of a microwavable small plate or saucer.

  8. Microwave for 3 to 4 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the microwave mug cake and removing the toothpick. If the toothpick is dry, the microwave mug cake is done.

    Check bake with toothpick
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  9. Wait 2 minutes, then run a butter knife along the inside the mug, and tip the cake onto the plate. Position the mug cake so that the slightly rounded top is on top. Your microwave mug cake will now look like a slightly overgrown muffin.

    Take out of mug
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  10. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe reprinted from "101 Recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes" by Stacey J. Miller