Just Add Water Chocolate Cake in a Mug Mix from the More With Le

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 min

This is a mix to create individual servings like the Warm Delights, cake in a mug/cup craze. It is "just add water". It makes a rich, fudgy cake. This is suitable for gift giving. It does not use a cake mix to start, and does not use egg. It is prepared in the microwave. 4 Tbl of mix filled my mug about half full, it does rise a little when cooking. This amount of mix will make 11 cakes, or if your mug is big enough for a double batch it will make 5. If you just want to make one just decrease the yield to 1 cake. Originally posted on TheMoreWithLessMom.com.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all dry ingredients.
  2. Mix 4 Tbl mix with 2 Tbl water in a bowl or mug. You can add chocolate chips if you prefer.
  3. Cook in microwave for 30-40 seconds.
  4. Your cake should look dry on top. If you aren't sure use a spoon to pull the side of the cake away from the mug and see if the bottom is wet.
  5. Let rest for 2 minutes.
  6. Top with chocolate syrup/sauce, whipped cream, or powdered sugar.
  7. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

5 5

Yum! This was so quick to throw together. I skipped the dry milk and used 2 tbsp. of skim milk.

5 5

Definitely a 5 star recipe. This worked out perfectly when reduced to one serving (not all recipes adjust properly) and love that I can adjust to any amount of servings I need and can be confident this will work. After cooking, I topped mine with some mini chocolate chips that melted nicely just before I started eating. Will definitely be making this again. Tagged during Healthy Choices Tag game where if you divide it out it is just under 120 calories per cake.

Tried 4 different recipes for mug cakes and all of them had to much the taste of egg in them, so when a saw this one with no egg decided to try it. My kids loved this one, they tried all the other recipes and this one got 3 thumbs up!! they loved it so much, they want it for dessert tonight again and with this being low cal and low fat i really don't mind them having it again today. Thanks for sharing!!