Five-Minute Mug Cake

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by dancerchick1005

I found this cake on a food blog ( and had to try it. As a college student, I'm always looking for quick, easy recipes that can be made without a lot of fuss, and this is PERFECT. No oven necessary-- just a few basic ingredients, a microwave, and a coffee mug. Delicious and simple!

Top Review by Optomom

This sounded awesome.... So I made it....making it lower in fat and cholesterol! I used unsweetend all natural applesauce instead of butter, one egg white only, 2 tablespoons of organic sugar instead of 3, added vanilla, and used organic flour and organic bittersweet chocolate chips... I garnished it with pecan pieces... My husband and I were able to SHARE one recipe serving!!!! It was delicious and FAST!!!! Cook time was perfect!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and salt.
  2. Add the egg, milk, and oil and mix thoroughly.
  3. If desired, add chocolate chips (coat with flour first) to the mixture.
  4. Coat the inside of a large mug with cooking spray. Pour the cake batter into the mug.
  5. "Bake" in the microwave on the highest power for 3 minutes, then let it sit in the microwave for another 2 minutes to set up.
  6. Dump the cake into a bowl or onto a plate and enjoy! Top with ice cream for a special treat.

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