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chocolate mug cake cooked in white mug topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate caramel syrup
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5 from 6 votes

1 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate mug cake recipe literally needs 1 minute in microwave! One minute is all it takes to make moist, fudgy last minute dessert that’s perfect for one or two servings!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time1 min
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 365kcal


  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoon whole milk + extra few teaspoons if needed to adjust the texture of cake mix if too thick
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon semi sweet choco chips


  • Grease your microwaveable mug with cooking oil, alternatively you can spray it with oil.
  • Sift together all purpose flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder directly into the mug. Add in rest of the ingredients – granulated white sugar, oil, vanilla extract and milk.
  • Whisk everything until smooth. Sprinkle few choco chips on tip, this step is optional, but I highly recommend you don’t skip it.
    Note: if the cake mix is too thick add extra teaspoon of milk to adjust the consistency to make it into smooth mix.
  • Cook in microwave for about a minute.
  • Keep close eye on the mug cake. Test it after it’s cooked in microwave for 60 seconds. If tooth pick tester comes out dry, remove mug from microwave. If tooth pick tester comes out wet with cake batter stuck to it, place it back into the microwave and cook for addition 10 to 15 seconds and test again.
  • Let it sit at room temperature for few seconds. Serve immediately with scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate and caramel syrup drizzled on top.



  1. Measure ingredients to correct portions.
  2. Use best quality fresh ingredients to make the best cake. From using best quality unsweetened cocoa powder, whole milk and pure vanilla extract makes a difference.
  3. Don’t skip greasing the mug with cooking spray or brush it with oil. You don’t want your cake sticking to the mug.
  4. White granulated sugar gives better texture. Do not use powdered or caster sugar in place of granulated white sugar.
  5. Flavor less oils works best. Vegetable oil or canola oil or melted butter can be used. Olive oil or other strong flavored oil should be avoided.
  6. Use whole milk as it gives richer taste.
  7. Depending on your microwave you may have to adjust the cooking time. Start with 60 seconds and if center is still sticky, place it back into microwave and cook for addition 10 to 15 seconds.
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg