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Easy Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

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With the help of your microwave, you can whip up this easy Mug Cake in a matter of minutes. It’s the kind of indulgent dessert that makes you wish you could spend the whole day lounging around in your pyjamas. You most likely already have all of the required ingredients on hand, with the exception of one. This delectably juicy and tender snack will put an end to your hunger in a hurry.

With the help of your microwave, you can whip up this easy Mug Cake in a matter of minutes.
The best kind of treat is a dessert that can be made in a short amount of time and with little effort, like this mug cake. You only need a few basic ingredients and a few minutes to assemble it, and it won’t take you long at all. What a delightful way to pass the time is to make a cake in a mug. It takes very little time to prepare, yet it yields delicious results. Because everything is mixed in your mug, there won’t be much of a mess to clean up after drinking it.

This cake can be made in a mug, and it is warm, comforting, and tender. It is sure to satisfy anyone’s craving for something sweet. It never fails to satiate when finished with whipped cream, powdered sugar, or ice cream; choose any one of those three.


  • Flour – regular all-purpose flour is all you need for this microwave mug cake.
  • The best chocolate flavour comes from using 100% cocoa powder in the cake batter.
  • Baking powder: use only freshly-opened packets to ensure a fluffy mug cake.
  • For the most delicious taste, I recommend using whole milk.
  • Use vanilla extract for a vanilla flavour.
  • You can use any kind of chocolate chip you like; I prefer semisweet, but other flavours work just as well: mint, milk, white, butterscotch, etc.

Measurements for ingredients

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour (30g)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ cup whole milk (60ml)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5mL)
  • 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large mug that can be heated in the microwave, combine the dry components of the recipe (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt).
  2. Mix the milk, oil, and vanilla extract together in a bowl.

3. Combine everything and whisk it up until it’s smooth.

4. Fold in the chocolate chips, preferably all of them, and mix thoroughly.

5. The last of the chips should be distributed across the top.

6. The cake should have a puffed appearance after 60–90 seconds in the microwave on high, and the middle should have a dry appearance. Before diving in and devouring the mug cake, give it a few minutes to cool down first.

Nutritional Values

  • Calories: 738kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 85g 
  • Protein: 9g 
  • Fat: 42g 
  • Saturated Fat: 13g 
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g 
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11g 
  • Trans Fat: 0.2g 
  • Cholesterol: 9mg 
  • Sodium: 174mg 
  • Potassium: 454mg 
  • Fibre: 7g 
  • Sugar: 51g 
  • Vitamin A: 114iu 
  • Calcium: 171mg 
  • Iron: 5mg


  • Be careful not to over or under-measure the flour. If you use all the flour called for in the recipe, you will have a dry cake. A scale is crucial when performing measurements. If you don’t have a scale, you can just use a spoon to fluff your flour before spooning it into your cups. This is the best method for measuring flour precisely.
  • More even heating is achieved in a shorter, wider mug. I recommend a ceramic mug with a thick wall instead of a metal one. If your mug is too small, the batter may overflow.
  • Overmixing the batter can cause a mug cake to be dense and tough, just like it would with a regular cake.
  • This easy mug cake recipe calls for a microwave, but microwave power varies widely, so you may need to play around with the cooking time the first time you make it. The time it takes to heat up will vary, depending on the depth of your mug.
  • Delicious spreads like cream cheese, caramel, peanut butter, Nutella, or Biscoff can be folded into the batter or served on top before baking.


Why isn’t an egg called for in this recipe?

A sponge-like texture is achieved, in my experience, by including an entire egg in a mug cake. A single egg would be too much for a mug cake, and reducing the egg’s size would require extra effort. It’s simpler to just skip the egg when making a mug cake. Absolutely nothing!

Can I make two batches at once?

That’s right, you can! If you want to make two mug cakes at once, you should use two mugs so that they can cook at the same rate. Cooking will be more even if you put them in the microwave individually.

Does anyone know if I can alter this recipe to make it vegan?

Yes! This cake is already eggless, so all you have to do to make it vegan is substitute almond milk for the regular milk.

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