clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
mug cake made using hot cocoa mix with marshmallows

Hot Cocoa Mug Cake

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake 1x


This Hot Cocoa Mug Cake recipe uses just a few simple ingredients and cooks in a mug right in the microwave. One of the ingredients… Hot Cocoa Mix! Hot chocolate in cake form is a fun single serving dessert. Don’t forget the warm, gooey marshmallows on top.


  • 3 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated White Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Canola Oil
  • 5 Mini Marshmallows, see note


  1. Mix Batter. Add all ingredients, except for mini marshmallows, to a microwave-safe mug. Use a fork to mix up until the batter is smooth.
  2. Optional: If desired, you can top with the marshmallows before baking – they will completely melt into the cake. Or, you can top at the end. See post for picture differences.
  3. Microwave. Microwave cake for 45 seconds to 1 minute, until the cake is just set and cooked. Top with marshmallows. Cake is best eaten warm soon after making.


Hot Cocoa Mix – Make sure to use a mix that can be mixed with water, not one that must be mixed with milk. Use your favorite mix and have fun experimenting with different kinds.

  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Microwave Mug Cake, Chocolate Mug Cake, Hot Cocoa Mug Cake, Microwave Hot Cocoa Mug Cake

%d bloggers like this: