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Chocolate Mug Cake

Basic Chocolate Mug Cake

Super easy mug cake you can make it less than 5 minutes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Mug Cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1
Author Anna
Cost 1


  • 4 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips 45 grams (Ghirardelli)
  • 3 tablespoons milk, 2% 45 ml
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour 16 grams, stir it and don't pack
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened applesauce


  • Combine milk and chips in a 12 oz mug or larger much. Microwave for 25-30 seconds (keep an eye on it!). Stir until chips melt and mixture is smooth.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and oil and stir until smooth. Stir in the applesauce. If you want, you can also stir in a tiny pinch of salt.
  • Microwave for 55 seconds. If cake is not done (which may happen in less powerful microwaves), heat for 10 to 15 seconds more. Scatter a few chocolate chips across the top and let stand for 5 minutes before eating..
  • Top with ice cream or whipped cream.


To make the optional frosting, combine 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon butter.  Microwave on high for about 30 seconds, then stir well.  Add 1/2 tablespoon half & half and microwave for another 20 to 30 seconds, then stir until smooth.  Stir in 2 1/2 tablespoons of confectioners' sugar and about 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla.  This should give you enough to drizzle over 2 mug cakes.
To serve to, prepare the batter in one mug, then spoon half of the batter into another mug or custard cup.  Microwave for 50 seconds.
I tested in a 1200 watt microwave.