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A spoonful of chocolate mug cake enrobed in a rich fudgy chocolate sauce.

Chocolate Mug Cake

This decadent chocolate mug cake covered in a molten chocolate sauce comes together in around one minute from a handful of basic pantry ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Best
Keyword cake, chocolate, easy, quick
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Chocolate
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 2 servings
Calories 141 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Split the oil between two mugs and use your fingers to spread the oil evenly along the bottom and sides of the inside of the mug.
  2. Add the sugar to a bowl and sift in the cocoa powder.
  3. Add the egg, heavy cream and vanilla extract, and whisk the mixture until smooth.
  4. Add the baking powder and whisk it in until there are no lumps, but be careful not to over mix it.
  5. Split the batter between the two oiled mugs.
  6. Microwave the mugs one at a time until the batter rises halfway up the sides of the mug. In a 1000 watt microwave, this takes about 20 seconds.
  7. Flip the cake out onto a plate and eat it while it is still warm.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.