5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

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Craving for a cake but you do not have the energy to do all the baking in the oven that takes hours? Or, are you someone who wants a quick fix and only have a microwave in your apartment? Whatever it is, I feel you. There are times when you just simply want something sweet to cheer you up and satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. I get you because I get that a lot… especially because I am pregnant! 🙂 So here it is, I made a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the best 5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake for you! Read through for the complete steps.

This recipe is very easy, the ingredients aren’t complicated as well. In fact, you will only need 6 ingredients and you’re all set. The ingredients are also quite basic in the kitchen so I imagine you have them all or probably need to buy a few if you haven’t stocked some up in your pantry.

Serving Size

Since this is a 5-minute mug cake, the serving size of this recipe is just for one person. You can double the the ingredients if you want but make sure to use a bigger mug when you cook it as you don’t want it to overflow in the microwave oven and get it all messed up.

If you are planning to increase the serving size, I recommend that you use up to double of the recipe. Putting too much might have an impact on the cooking efficiency in the microwave. You may on the other hand still make more cakes as long as you use separate mugs if you wish to feed 2 or more people.


The materials to use are also basic. All you need are 2 mugs(one for the cake, the other to be used to melt the butter,) a fork, measuring spoons, and a microwave.

When choosing a mug to use, make sure that it is microwave safe. Some mugs are not safe to be used in the microwave and may not be able to handle the heat. Using a non-microwaveable mug is dangerous as it can break. If you don’t own a microwave safe mug, you may use a bowl(that’s also microwave safe) as a replacement.

Let’s begin!

Excited? Let’s begin. Make sure to gather all of the ingredients listed in the recipe below and follow the steps. The entire process only takes about five minutes as long as you have everything prepared. So enjoy baking! If and when you make this recipe, let us know! We’d love to hear how it went on. If you have questions as well, just drop us a comment below and we’ll try to answer them as soon as we can.


The process is very easy. I’ve laid out 5 easy steps below and anyone can easily follow it. Check out the photos below as guide.

Prepare the ingredients. Gather all the ingredients as it will be easier and faster if you have all of them prepared before starting to cook.

Before starting to mix the ingredients, melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds and set it aside.

Mix the dry ingredients using a fork.

Stir in the wet wet ingredients and mix until no lumps are left.

Add nuts and/or chocolate chips. You can be more creative by adding marshmallows too.

Microwave for 2-3 minutes.

Enjoy this 5-minute chocolate mug cake while still hot! You may add an ice cream on top if you want to be extra! 🙂

Chocolate Mug Cake in 5 Minutes

Serving Size:


  • 2 tablespoons Self-rising flour(may use 2 tbsp all purpose flour and 1/4 baking powder as replacement)
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk or water
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: a handful of chocolate chunks/chips, and/or nuts


  1. Melt the butter in a mug and set it aside. Put 3 tbsp of butter in mug and place it in the oven for 30 seconds. Set it aside.
  2. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, and sugar in another mug. Use a fork to mix all the dry ingredients together.
  3. Stir in the milk(or water,) melted butter, and vanilla and thoroughly mix it with a fork until there are no more lumps left.
  4. Add the optional ingredients.
  5. Place it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!

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