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Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake – A deliciously moist and fluffy chocolate cake that is made in the microwave. It’s sweet, loaded with flavour, and is cooked in under 2 minutes!

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Mug cakes. I thought they were pretty ‘meh’ at first. That’s until I started recipe testing them, and finally made this incredibly delicious chocolate mug cake. This is the BEST Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake I’ve ever tried.

This chocolate mug cake is moist and fluffy, sweet (not at all bland), perfectly spiced with a hint of cinnamon, and studded with melting chocolate chips. It actually tastes like a rich and fudgy chocolate cake!

This cake is perfect for when I want a quick chocolate fix, but don’t fancy baking a whole cake or a batch of brownies. Microwave in less than 2 minutes – done!

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

How to make Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Plain/all-purpose flour
  • Light brown sugar
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon: Optional, but too good not to try!
  • Milk
  • Unsalted butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips: I used milk chocolate chunks here.

To make this Chocolate Mug Cake, start by grabbing a large microwave-safe mug. Add the flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and stir together.

Next, add the milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Mix together until completely smooth and combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Place the mug onto a microwave-safe plate, and microwave on high power until the cake is cooked in the middle. For my 800W microwave, this took 1 minute 40 seconds. See my Recipe Notes below for more information on cook times.

If you want a more molten effect (YES!!), simply cook your cake for 15 – 20 seconds less than the original time.

Carefully remove the mug from the microwave and enjoy warm. Try this mug cake with a scoop of ice cream – SO good!

Scroll down for the FULL printable recipe. 🙂

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

This Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake is:

  • super quick and easy to make
  • incredibly moist and fluffy
  • loaded with flavour (chocolate AND cinnamon!)
  • stuffed full of melting chocolate chips
  • the perfect quick fix for your chocolate cravings

Looking for that perfect sweet treat to satisfy your cravings fast? You neeeed to try this mug cake. This is seriously the BEST chocolate mug cake I’ve ever had – it is SO good.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see! ♥

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

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5 from 2 votes
Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 12 mins
Yields: 1 mug cake
Calories: 746 kcal
A deliciously moist and fluffy chocolate cake that is made in the microwave. It's sweet, loaded with flavour, and is cooked in under 2 minutes!
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Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons plain/all-purpose flour 33g
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 42g
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons milk 85ml
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 28g, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips 30g
Instructions
  1. In a large microwave-safe mug*, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

  2. Add the milk, butter, and vanilla, and stir until smooth and combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.

  3. Place the mug on a microwave-safe plate, and microwave on high for 1 minute 40 seconds or until the cake is cooked in the middle. (Timing is based on my 800W microwave so your timing might vary. See Recipe Notes below.**)

  4. Enjoy warm with a scoop of ice cream or your favourite toppings!

Notes

*You want a big enough mug that the cake batter fills up just over half way.

**All microwaves are different and can yield different results (like an overcooked mug cake). My microwave is 800W and I cooked mine on 100% power for 1 minute 40 seconds. Knowing this may help you better judge how long to cook yours for.

Microwave Watt Time Estimates:

700W - 1min 50sec / 800W - 1min 40sec / 900W - 1min 30sec / 1000W - 1min 20sec

For a more molten effect, cook for 15 - 20 seconds less.

The calories are an estimate only.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    wilhelmina
    28th January 2019 at 12:43 pm

    This is the perfect recipe when you just need a little treat! So yummy!

  • Reply
    Jenn
    28th January 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Only you could make a mug cake look gorgeous!!!! Such a fun and easy treat!

  • Reply
    Demeter
    31st January 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Ooh this looks absolutely amazing! Love the melty chocolate chunks!

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