This microwave Chocolate Mug Cake will become your new obsession; it’s the easiest and fastest way to make dessert for one or two, and you wont believe how delicious it is!  This mug cake recipe is made with chocolate chips and no eggs.

My late-night sweet tooth is a real thing and it has led to the creation of some of my favorite dessert recipes, like Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars and Monster Cookies. But nothing beats a chocolate cake you can bake in a mug or cup in just one minute, in the microwave!

A white mug with chocolate cake baked in it and a spoon digging in for a bite.

I tried my first mug cake recipe about a year ago and it was a disaster.  A few days later I tried another recipe.  Again, disaster.  Most recipes were dry and tasteless, and contained eggs.

Inspired by my favorite chocolate cake recipe, I set out to develop a rich chocolate mug cake without eggs, that wasn’t dry or spongy and that satisfied my chocolate cake craving.  I’m so excited to share this perfect mug cake recipe with you!

How to make a Chocolate Mug Cake:

  1. Add dry ingredients to a mug: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add wet ingredients: milk, canola oil, and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Microwave.

Four process photos for making chocolate mug cake.

Want to make a healthier mug cake? Make these swaps:

  • Sugar: Cut the amount in half, or substitute an artificial sugar sweetener or honey.
  • Oil: replace with applesauce, or coconut oil
  • Flour: use white whole wheat flour

Additional add-in ideas:

  • Small scoop of nutella
  • Small scoop of peanut butter
  • Coconut
  • Nuts
  • Cinnamon
  • Flavored chocolate chips (peanut butter, mint, butterscotch)

Can I make it dairy free?

For dairy free mug cake, substitute almond or soy milk, use dairy-free butter or coconut oil in place of the oil, and dairy free chocolate chips.

Chocolate cake with chocolate chips microwaved in a white cup and a spoon spooning out a piece.

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Recipe

A white mug with chocolate cake baked in it and a spoon digging in for a bite.
Prep 4 mins
Cook 1 min
Total 5 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • dash salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk (any kind of milk)
  • 1 tablespoons canola oil (or melted butter)
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp chocolate chips , or your favorite flavor baking chips

Instructions
 

  • Spray the bottom of a microwave-safe mug or coffee cup  lightly with cooking spray.
    Add flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt and stir together.
  • Add milk, canola oil, and vanilla extract and stir until smooth, being sure to scrape the bottom of the mug. Stir in chocolate chips or sprinkle them on top.
  • Cook in microwave for 70-90 seconds (see note) until cake is just set, but still barely shiny on top. (see notes below). Allow to rest in microwave for 1 minute before consuming.

Notes

*Because all microwaves are different, it's difficult to give a precise cook time.  Start with 70 seconds, wait 1 minute while it cools, then look to see if it is set.  Add an additional 15-25 seconds if needed. Allow it to rest in the microwave for 1 minute.
  • The trick with mug cakes is to stop cooking the cake earlier than you think, because you want it to be soft on the inside, and the cake will also continue to cook as it cools.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 365kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 5gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 25mgPotassium: 243mgFiber: 2gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 75IUCalcium: 94mgIron: 1.8mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This is the best chocolate mug cake I have made. I used the exact measurements and chose: KA white whole wheat flour and pure olive oil. I put the chips on top 70 seconds was perfect for my microwave. It came out perfect and not spongy at all. I previously had followed the ratio of ingredients in Ree Drummond’s version. The ingredients are the same but the ratio I much different.

  2. 5 stars
    This chocolate mug cake was SOOOO GOOD! I used heavy whipping cream instead of regular milk. It came out super moist. I also doubled the recipe and made it in a soup mug, so my daughter and I could share. I will definitely make this again!

  3. 4 stars
    Yummy! It rose so much- more than I expected. I am twelve and I made it for my three siblings. 2 of them loved it, so I say it was a win for the minimal amount of time it took. We didn’t have chocolate chips so I just left them out but it’d be better with them. I did add a fun touch by putting sprinkles on the top. I’d definitely make them again! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    First time I get a mug cake to actually rise. It rose so much! Thanks for the simple + tasty recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    This was a fantastic chocolate mug cake and even better was the amount! It was the PERFECT amount to satisfy my craving yet not so large I couldn’t finish it or had left overs. Delicious! Thank you for posting!

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