This is my own version of the chocolate microwave mug cake. This chocolaty fudgy treat is truly decadent and great for nights when I need a yummy dessert that is ready in less than 10 minutes! Chocolate chips make this recipe even better.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
7 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cake
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a large microwave-safe mug; stir in milk, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract.

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  • Cook in microwave until cake is done in the middle, about 1 minute 45 seconds.

Cook's Notes:

For a healthier version, use 1 1/2 tablespoons of plain unsweetened applesauce and use 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon water instead of the milk.

Nutrition Facts

603 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 82g 26% DV; fat 30.4g 47% DV; cholesterol 3.7mg 1% DV; sodium 470.2mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2015
This cake helped me out of a dire situation today. I was DESPERATE for chocolate cake, but as I'm the only chocolate lover in the family I needed something small. Not that I'm incapable of eating an entire two layer fudge bomb, but I was afraid I'd get caught in the act and would have to live with the shame. This was just what I was looking for...fudgy goodness in a sane quantity. I made it in a smallish bowl instead of a mug and was glad I did. If you have a large jumbo mug it should work, but it would have spilled over any of my regular ones. I added a bit of cinnamon and a handful of chocolate chips, microwaving it for about 2 minutes and 15 seconds, opening the door and checking a few times during the last 45 seconds or so. Even with all that checking it still turned out perfectly! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/21/2015
I wish that the recipe said to use an over sized mug, a small casserole dish, or big soup bowl because I followed the directions and mine spilled all over the inside of the microwave. Ate very little of it because that was all that was left. And I did follow the directions about how long to cook it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2015
This cake helped me out of a dire situation today. I was DESPERATE for chocolate cake, but as I'm the only chocolate lover in the family I needed something small. Not that I'm incapable of eating an entire two layer fudge bomb, but I was afraid I'd get caught in the act and would have to live with the shame. This was just what I was looking for...fudgy goodness in a sane quantity. I made it in a smallish bowl instead of a mug and was glad I did. If you have a large jumbo mug it should work, but it would have spilled over any of my regular ones. I added a bit of cinnamon and a handful of chocolate chips, microwaving it for about 2 minutes and 15 seconds, opening the door and checking a few times during the last 45 seconds or so. Even with all that checking it still turned out perfectly! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/21/2015
I wish that the recipe said to use an over sized mug, a small casserole dish, or big soup bowl because I followed the directions and mine spilled all over the inside of the microwave. Ate very little of it because that was all that was left. And I did follow the directions about how long to cook it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2016
I doubled it and used a BIG mug. It turned out great! Please don't leave a review if you changed EVERYTHING in the recipe SMH! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2018
Tastes great but way too much fat and sugar! There are 4 tablespoons of sugar in this so that's almost 200 calories right there and 48 grams of sugar. That's crazy. My advice is cut the sugar way down to 2 tablespoons or even 1 tablespoon. 2 tablespoons will have you at 90 calories and 24 grams of sugar. I suggest doing 1 tablespoon and removing the oil with applesauce. It takes good, is still moist but so much healthier. My changes are 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons applesauce, 3 tablespoons Blue Diamond Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk makes it only 202 calories and only 12 grams of sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2016
I just made this and I want more! I NEVER review anything no matter how good it is. But for this mommy whose baby is teething and need something RIGHT NOW to shut down the craving monster this is heaven. It's so creamy and fluffy. I followed everything except the time on the microwave. Since I added a big spoon of Nutella in the middle and semi sweet chocolate chips I put it for 2 min and 20 sec and it came out perfect. I listened to other reviewers and did mine in a soup mug and it was perfect. I can see why it would go over in a regular mug. Trust me make this cake! It will make your day. It definitely just made mine. Thank you for the recipe it's a keeper Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2016
I used the applesauce and additional water instead of the oil and substituted Stevia for baking for the sugar. Also I sprinkled a few peanut butter chips on top before putting it in the microwave. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2015
As far as mug cakes go...This one is FANTASTIC! I love that is doesn't call for eggs, and if you cook it a bit less it has a lovely molten effect. I cooked mine in a cereal bowl rather than a mug and it worked great! My kids each made one as well and all managed to make a successful treat (ages 7,10,13) So very friendly recipe. Everybody did their own add in's including coconut, nuts, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and chocolate chips...pretty much whatever we did to this cake, it thrived lol Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2016
After making the first time I have tripled the recipe. Keep it in the refrigerator and pour enough into a cup for anytime I would like the treat. This recipe is perfect. Add anything I'd like. A little bit of peanut butter, Nutella, chocolate chips or soft ice cream on top. And always whipped cream. It really is perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2016
I made exactly as written and added chocolate chips. Super light and fluffy, much better texture than the recipes that use an egg. Will definitely make this one again. I did use an oversized mug and it fit perfectly, regular mug would be too small. Read More
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