quick dessert

For a quick and delightful dessert, try making Chocolate Mug Cake. It’s incredibly easy to prepare and cooks in just about a minute in the microwave. Perfect for satisfying those sudden chocolate cravings without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.


Table of Contents

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional, but recommended)


  1. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a microwave-safe mug (at least 12 oz to prevent overflow), mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt until well combined.
  2. Add Wet Ingredients:
    • To the same mug, add the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth, making sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the mug.
  3. Add Chocolate Chips:
    • Stir in the chocolate chips, if using. You can also sprinkle a few extra on top for gooey chocolate bits.
  4. Microwave:
    • Microwave the mug cake on high for about 70-90 seconds. The exact time will depend on your microwave’s power. The cake should rise and be firm to the touch but still slightly moist. Be careful not to overcook, or it will become rubbery.
  5. Serve:
    • Let the cake cool for a minute or two (it will be hot). You can enjoy it straight from the mug, or invert it onto a plate. For an extra treat, top with a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, or a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
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  • Mug Size: Ensure your mug is microwave-safe and large enough to contain the cake as it rises during cooking.
  • Flavor Variations: Feel free to customize your mug cake with various add-ins or toppings, such as peanut butter, Nutella, crushed nuts, or sliced strawberries.
  • Cooking Time: Microwaves vary in power, so your first cake might require a bit of trial and error to find the perfect cooking time.

Enjoy your chocolate mug cake, a quick and easy dessert that brings instant satisfaction with minimal effort!