Chocolate Mug Cake

I know that mug cakes and other mug dishes are all the rage. This was one of the first things the Kid Cooks learned to cook before they started using the oven and stove. Today it still serves as a good “go to” to meet that “quick dessert without a lot of leftovers” feeling. Do use a large, oversized microwave safe mug for this — ours hold at least 12 ounces.

Makes 1 serving


  • In a large* microwave safe mug, stir completely:
    • ¼ cup flour
    • ¼ cup sugar
    • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
    • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Now add to mug,
    • 1 cracked egg
    • 3 Tablespoons milk
    • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
    • ⅛ teaspoon of vanilla


  1. Microwave for 2 minutes, 25 seconds (2:25)* – should be puffed and done
  2. Remove carefully; do not stir; let sit for 1 minute


*A mug that holds 1 + ½ cups of liquid or more is big enough.

**Our microwave is only a small 700 watt machine. More powerful microwaves may require less time.

pdf version of recipe >> Chocolate Mug Cake

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