Molten Chocolate Mug Cake

Molten Chocolate Mug Cake

This Molten Chocolate Mug Cake uses just a few simple ingredients and cooks in a mug right in the microwave. The recipe makes one mug cake so it’s perfect for a single serving dessert. Satisfy your chocolate craving in under 5 minutes!

molten chocolate mug cake made in the microwave with text overlay

What You’ll Need for this Mug Cake Recipe:

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • White Granulated Sugar
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Milk – any fat content will do. Skim, 2%, or whole.
  • Canola Oil
  • Chocolate Chips – I prefer mini but you can use regular chocolate chips as well. Or even chop up a bar of chocolate.
Chocolate mug cake ingredients un mixed

How to Make the Molten Cake:

  1. In a microwaveable mug, mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add the milk and oil and mix together.
  3. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the batter.
  4. Microwave for 40 seconds to 1 minute until the cake has risen and is set (doesn’t jiggle too much when the mug is shaken).
  5. Allow to cool a couple of minutes and enjoy! The cake is best eaten soon after cooking.
Unbaked chocolate mug cake batter

Can I make more than one chocolate mug cake?

This recipe is written for one chocolate mug cake, but you can easily double it to make two! You can mix them up separately in two mugs or mix up the batter and divide between two mugs. It’s best to microwave them separately, though.

chocolate microwave mug cake with raspberries

What size of mug should I use?

Any standard size coffee mug works! You want your mug to be at least 8 ounces to leave room for the cake to puff up and rise while ‘baking’. The most important piece is to use a mug that is microwave safe!

chocolate mug cake with raspberries

Do I need to grease my mug?

Because you eat the chocolate mug cake right out of the mug, you do not need to grease. Although, if you want easier clean up you could spray with cooking spray before cooking. I do not grease and instead just soak the mug in some warm soapy water for a few minutes before cleaning to remove any cooked on cake.

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Molten chocolate microwave mug cake with raspberries

Molten Chocolate Mug Cake


  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x

Description

This Molten Chocolate Mug Cake uses just a few simple ingredients and cooks in a mug right in the microwave. The recipe makes one mug cake so it’s perfect for a single serving dessert. Satisfy your chocolate craving in under 5 minutes!


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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Small pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a microwaveable mug mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add the milk and oil and mix to combine.
  3. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the batter.
  4. Microwave for 40 seconds to 1 minute until the cake has risen and is set (doesn’t jiggle too much when the mug is shaken).
  5. Allow to cool a couple of minutes and enjoy! The cake is best eaten soon after cooking.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American



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