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Today, I’m sharing my easy chocolate mug cake recipe. Almost everyone knows that I’m a self confessed chocoholic. My husband swears I only get through some days because of the thought of my evening treat! I’m pretty impatient too, so when I found a chocolate microwave mug cake recipe, I couldn’t wait to try it!

close up of the easy chocolate mug cake recipe


I’ve been making this mug cake recipe for well over a year now, and have tweaked it slightly over time, to make it even more delicious.

Easy Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Here’s a video showing how it’s made, and I’ll also pop a written breakdown below the video…


  • Large, microwaveable Mug (I use one which holds 500ml).
  • 1x Table Spoon
  • 1x Fork

Easy Chocolate Mug Cake Ingredients: 

  • 4x Tablespoons Self Raising Flour
  • 4x Tablespoons Caster Sugar
  • 2x Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 3x Tablespoons Milk
  • 3x Tablespoons Oil (I use Sunflower oil)
  • 1x Dash Vanilla Essence
  • 1x Medium Egg


  • Measure all of the dry ingredients into the cup.
  • Add the wet ingredients.
  • Mix together with a fork until fully blended – make sure you scrape the bottom of the cup well, so the ingredients aren’t stuck there. (It should look like this)…

Final stage of the easy chocolate mug cake recipe

  • Put the cup in the microwave on high. (The below times are based on 800w Microwave, so adjust as per your own microwave’s power).
  • Zap for 1 Minute 45 Seconds for a runny, chocolate core centre, or for 2 minutes if you prefer a solid chocolate sponge cake.
  • Carefully remove the mug cake from the microwave. Either eat straight from the cup, or turn it out onto a plate and smother it with custard, ice cream or cream – EPIC!

Finished result of this easy chocolate mug cake recipe

Let me know if you make it, and what you think of it! Considering it takes less than 5 minutes from deciding you want to make this, and sitting down to eat it, I reckon its pretty epic! It satisfies even the biggest chocolate craving too, so make sure you give it a try next time you need a chocolate fix!

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