Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

    5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake. Photo by Bob_Shopalapa

    1/2 Photos of 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    5 mins

    2 mins

    3 mins

    Otter13's Note:

    You need a large coffee mug. You can now have chocolate cake whenever you want. That's pretty scary but oh so yummy :-)

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Add dry ingredients to a large coffee mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
    2. 2
      Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 18, 2014



      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on May 05, 2013

      This was easy peasy and quick! I didn't have cocoa so I melted in the microwave 4 squares of 72% chocolate (Trader Joes) and replaced the oil with coconut oil for flavor and health. Then the twist? I buttered down a Pyrex one quart bowl and added chocolate chips, sweetened coconut and toasted pecan pieces to make it into a Greman Chocolate Cake! Turned the batter ontop of the coconut, chip, pecan topping and microwaved it for 5 minutes. Perfect!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on June 09, 2012


      I've tried other microwave mug chocolate cake recipes and they have been pretty bad. I was sure I would never bother tying it again but I saw that the ingredients in this recipe included an egg and realized this could improve the texture and moisture a lot. I've made this recipe a few times now - all without the chocolate chips since I don't have any on hand. . The first time I made it as written. The cake was very dry and kind of tough. I think three minutes in the microwave was too long. So I made it again but cooked it only 2? minutes. The texture was better but it was still a little dry. So I made it again but cooked it only 2 minutes. Much better. The fourth time I added an extra half tbl of oil and cooked it just 2 minutes. This was pretty good. Moist and a good texture. Certainly not like from the oven cake but when a chocolate cake mood hits, it's quick to put together. The addition of chocolate chips would probably improve this even more. Btw... I realize that all microwaves are different and the size and shape of the mug would also affect how long it takes to cook but I would suggest starting with less time to begin with so you don't dry it out or overcook it.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (7)


    Nutritional Facts for 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (131 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 816.3
    Calories from Fat 436
    Total Fat 48.5 g
    Saturated Fat 7.9 g
    Cholesterol 192.4 mg
    Sodium 94.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 82.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    Sugars 50.8 g
    Protein 13.0 g

    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes