How to Make a Chocolate Cake in a Mug

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Every chocolate lover has that time when one piece of cake will do, but there's no time to make the whole thing. The chocolate cake in a mug could be the answer. It should produce a dessert that tastes like chocolate cake, only it is made in a microwave and fits in a cup.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 tbsp. flour
  • 4 tbsp.sugar
  • 2 tbsp.cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • Splash vanilla extract
  • 1 large microwave safe mug


  1. Combine the dry ingredients in the mug. Add the egg and mix everything thoroughly.

  2. Add the milk, oil, and vanilla extract and mix the dough a second time.

  3. Put the mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high.

  4. The cake will rise over the top of the mug. Let it cool for a few minutes, then tip it onto a plate or bowl.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can share this wih your spouse for a more controlled portion.
  • Be sure to let the cup cool a couple of minutes when the microwave shuts off.



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