Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake

Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 6 mins
  • Prep: 4 mins
  • Cook: 2 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
311 Calories
14g Fat
45g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 311
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 510mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 2g
Calcium 55mg 4%
*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.)

This is truly a spur-of-the-moment-cake, and it's so quick and easy to bake in the microwave oven. Besides the ease of preparation and baking, the cakes are egg and dairy-free!

It's a simple cake baked in a mug in the microwave. It just doesn't get easier, and it takes just 5 to 7 minutes to mix and cook.

Top the mug cakes with ice cream, whipped topping, or your favorite dessert sauce. They would also be delicious sprinkled with sifted powdered sugar.


  •  3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 3 1/4 ounces
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil or other neutral, flavorless oil
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Steps to Make It

  1. Spray 4 medium to large mugs (microwave safe) with baking spray or nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt; blend well.

  3. Make 3 wells in the center of the dry mixture. Pour vanilla in one well, vinegar in another well, and vegetable oil in the third well. Pour the cold water over all and mix until well blended. 

  4. Put about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the batter in each prepared mug. They should be about 1/3 to 1/2 full. The batter will rise while cooking.

  5. Microwave on high power for about 1 minute and 30 seconds to 1 minute and 40 seconds. A toothpick inserted into the cake should come out clean.

  6. Serve warm or at room temperature with a dessert sauce, whipped topping, powdered sugar, cake glaze, or frosting.

Makes 4 scrumptious single-serve chocolate cakes.