October 13, 2008

five minute chocolate mug cake

I found the most amazing recipe yesterday. Ever have a craving for some chocolate, but you have no cookies in the house? How about baking essentials? Of course! So you can make yourself some decadent chocolate cake in a mug, in the microwave, in just five minutes.

(Images from dizzy dee, annotated by me)

At first it seems like you might have a giant explosion on your hands, or else that the cake is going to flow over the top of the mug like lava, but neither of those things will happen.

mug cake
mug cake
(two images above from half assed kitchen)

Doesn't that look delicious? I made it myself last night, and believe me, it is. Well, don't believe me, you should make it yourself. Here's the recipe:

1 Mug
4 Tablespoons flour
4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
Pinch salt
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons milk (I used soy)
3 Tablespoons canola or vegetable oil (or 1.5T oil and 1.5T applesauce)
Cooking spray

Coat inside of mug with cooking spray. Add all dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in egg, then remaining ingredients.

On the highest setting possible, microwave for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes. Let stand for another 5 minutes (optional). Spoon cake onto plate (also optional, as I ate it right from the mug without waiting.)

Original sources for the recipes on half assed kitchen and dizzy dee.


  1. If I had a recipe box, this would be in it SO fast! thank you for sharing!!

  2. Mmmmm. I have seen this before but have yet to try it.

  3. I have been doing this for years now. I also pour some hersheys syrup and/or ice cream caramel sauce over it before cooking. If you buy the brownie mix that only needs water you can mix only what you need and use the rest later.