Mug cake in a minute

Mug cake in a minute

If you’re looking for a qucik fix for your sweet cravings, this is perfect for you. It only takes 5 minutes of your time and you’ve a chocolate cake in your coffee mug 🙂 This cake is really very simple to make and has become a big hit at home and among the people I shared this recipe with. I have adapted it to suit my tastes. So feel free to adjust measurements as you prefer.

As long as you’re stocked with a few pantry basics like flour, coco powder, sugar, and few minutes of time you can whip up a fresh, decadent, piping-hot dessert for one or more, in no time!

You could make this in a bowl and then pour the batter into microwave-proof dishes/mugs or you can halve the ingredients into each mug. The trick is getting the cooking time right for your microwave.
Every microwave oven model is different.

This cake comes out perfectly moist if you keep an eye on it in the microwave. I cooked mine for about a minute, but I’d check yours after a minute since microwaves vary. This way you can be sure that you’re not over-cooking the cake, which will leave it dry and crusty.

And it’s up to you how you prefer to enjoy these little chunks of heaven. You can eat your cake straight out of the mug (which is what I typically do). Or if you don’t mind dirtying one more dish, you can grease your mug with butter before adding the batter and then overturn your cake onto a plate once baked.

Lets see how to make this easy peasy cake!


All purpose flour/ maida – 4 tsp
Sugar – 3 tsp
Cocoa powder -2 tsp
Baking powder – 1/4 tsp
Egg – 1
Milk – 3 tsp
Mixed fruit jam- 1 tsp
Vanilla essence -1/2 tsp
Oil – 2 tsp


In a microwave safe mug (1 big or 2 smaller ones) add all the dry ingredients, maida, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar and mix well.

Now add wet ingredients- egg, milk, oil, jam, vanilla essence and mix well.
Then microwave for a minute or two.(each microwave is different, so keep checking after every 30 sec).

Voila mug cake is ready!! Serve it as it is, or just sprinkle powdered sugar on top and serve with chocolate sauce and ice cream. I guarantee you happiness 🙂


You can add chunks of chocolate or choco chips in the cake batter, makes it more chocolaty.

You can add lot of flavours like peanut butter, coffee powder or any fruits pulp if you like.

You can skip adding egg and make a vegan cake. It will be more fudgy and will not be as soft as the ones with eggs.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Neetha Maroju says:

    This is an awesome recipe. I was asked to cook for & with kids at my daughters Montessori school. When in search of easy kid friendly no baking recipes, this particular one caught my eye. This was a super hit and all the kids got to take the cake in a mug home to show their parents. This is not only easy but very tasty too. I thoroughly enjoyed making this with my 3 year old. Thanks a ton for sharing this recipe. Keep rocking gal!!!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much. Share a pic if you have!


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