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

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

itsnevrenough April 17, 2012

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.

HokiesMom February 12, 2011

Just made this. Followed "itsneverenough"s suggestion and used liquid milk instead of powdered milk and water. Added 1 Tbsp semi-sweet chips and topped the yummy results with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream. Now I've got to get up and make my hubby a second helping!! This doesn't rise much so making in a ramekin would work

Carole May 20, 2015