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2 minute chocolate mug cake

Chocolate mug cake 

Serves 1

Prep time: 1 minute. Cooking time 1 minute.

I’ve quite fancied the idea of a chocolate mug cake for a while now, but just never seemed to get around to it. We were a bit desperate for a pudding tonight, so I thought I’d give it a try and I have to say it was great!

I was suspicious of a sponge cake which didn’t have any egg in the recipe (not to mention the idea of microwaving a cake) but it worked really well especially with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream melting on top…I adapted a recipe I found on Instructables.com


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp milk, coffee or water
  • 1 mini chocolate bar chopped (pick your favourite) or a few chocolate chips
  • Vanilla ice cream to serve 

In a heatproof mug stir together the dry ingredients until any lumps have disappeared. Stir in the oil and milk until you have a thick paste. Stir in the chopped chocolate bar or chocolate drops.

Microwave on high for a minute, checking it after 30 seconds (microwaves vary). It will be done when it’s springy on top but still a bit gooey. It took about 1 minute 10 seconds in my microwave.

Eat warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, then put the mugs in to soak – microwaved cake is hell to clean off 😉

Cake in a mug

Chocolate mug cake


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