How to Make a Chocolate Cake in a Mug

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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