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Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"Chocolate cake you can make in 5 to 10 minutes! For what it is it is really good cake, and it's great if one of the kids is begging for dessert. Or if you're just craving something chocolate. One trick I found out is add chocolate wherever you see possible."
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13 m servings 841
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 mug cake)


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  1. Mix flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and hot cocoa mix together in a large microwave-safe mug. Stir egg into flour mixture. Mix chocolate milk and vegetable oil into flour mixture until batter is smooth; stir in chocolate chips and vanilla extract.
  2. Cook in the microwave on high until cake rises slightly and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 3 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To get half an egg, just beat the egg separately so the yolk and the whites are mixed, and then pour half of this mixture into the dry ingredients. Because of the half egg, its usually best to make two at once; cook at 3 1/2 minutes.
  • White sugar can be used in place of the brown sugar. Regular milk can be used in place of the chocolate milk.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 841 calories; 53.5 90.8 12.5 96 94 Full nutrition

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I made it and used Hershey special dark chocolate and it was a tad bit bitter I would not recommend using special dark

I have a few suggestions: Increase Hot chocolate to 2T and reduce Cocoa by 1.5T. Even if you forego hot chocolate mix, reduce cocoa by 1.5T, it will be chocolatey enough. Do this for kids oth...

This is the first cake in a mug that I have seen without any leavening so I was worried about it raising. Turned out fine. It was dense but not that spongy texture so many of these have. Just a ...

This recipe seemed perfect but didn't turn out so. I followed the direction and got a fluffy cake mixture that didn't really taste like anything at all. Needed to be sweeter.