This quick and easy dessert is a family favorite.

Recipe Summary

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

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Mix sugar, flour, milk, olive oil, cocoa powder, egg, vanilla extract, and salt together in a large microwave-safe mug.

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  • Heat in microwave until center of cake is done, about 2 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Because this recipe makes such a big mug cake, split the batter in two for a smaller cake. Microwave for 1 minute to 1 minute 50 seconds or until a tooth pick comes out clean. If the edges of the cake begin to bubble take out of microwave immediately.

Substitute 4 teaspoons stevia extract for the sugar, if desired.

Substitute vegetable oil for the olive oil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

836 calories; protein 13.1g; carbohydrates 94.9g; fat 48.2g; cholesterol 189.7mg; sodium 247.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2016
It's a great recipe but it's better if u make 2 small adjustments. I added 1/8th a teaspoon of baking powder and an extra scoop of cocoa powder. The baking powder adds volume to the cake. It was the softest and moist without being gummy. I also used butter instead of oil. Will make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/23/2016
I omitted the cocoa powder because I just wanted a yellow cake and I did not like the flavor of the olive oil. If I make it again I will use canola oil or something instead. Like other reviewers I just used 4 tablespoons of sugar and it was plenty sweet! I also added 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder to help it rise and it was nice and fluffy! Read More
(1)
57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2016
It's a great recipe but it's better if u make 2 small adjustments. I added 1/8th a teaspoon of baking powder and an extra scoop of cocoa powder. The baking powder adds volume to the cake. It was the softest and moist without being gummy. I also used butter instead of oil. Will make again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2015
I used 1 T less sugar, and that was plenty sweet enough for us! Because of no microwave, I steamed this for 15 minutes each brownie. Wonderful idea when you don't want to be tempted by a pan full of brownies! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2015
Although the texture was "rubbery" the taste was surprisingly delicious. I did prepare my ingredients a couple hours before and then just microwaved when we were ready to eat so maybe that's why the texture was off. The next time I have a chocolate craving I will make this:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2020
what a great recipe. I added the 1/8 of tsp of baking powder as another reviewer recommended. I would have never guessed it was a microwave cake if I hadn't made it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2018
I made this using one less Tbs of sugar and an extra Tbs of cocoa powder like another reviewer had suggested.I also used butter instead of olive oil because I was scared that you would be able to taste it and I didn’t have vegetable oil on hand. I also added a pinch of baking powder. It came out moist and chocolatey. I’ll definitely make this again. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2015
This was perfect! Wanted some chocolate and this delivered! After the cake was done I did sprinkle milk chocolate chips and chopped walnuts on top and then nuked it for an additional 20 seconds. YUM Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2016
i followed the recipe exactly except that I was out of olive oil and I used vegetable oil. it was super easy and quick. Not the greatest cake i've had but i will definitely keep for quick desserts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2015
I had a craving for chocolate cake at 10:15 at night after watching the finale of spring baking championship. I just wanted to make this to see if it really was 10 minute cake. Never made cake in the microwave before either. It turned out great!!! Really was ten minute cake!! I had it with lots of vanilla ice cream on top. Took care of my cake craving:) yum!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2020
I thought this cake was pretty good!! I added some cayenne pepper and cooked it a big longer than 2 minutes (plenty of time to clean up the evidence and pour a glass of cold milk). I used a large cereal bowl. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/23/2016
I omitted the cocoa powder because I just wanted a yellow cake and I did not like the flavor of the olive oil. If I make it again I will use canola oil or something instead. Like other reviewers I just used 4 tablespoons of sugar and it was plenty sweet! I also added 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder to help it rise and it was nice and fluffy! Read More
(1)
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