Recipe – Chocolate Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Finished mug cake ready to eat

Mug cakes

When I first contemplated buying a domain name and starting a blog, one of the topics I considered focusing on was mug cakes.  Mug cakes, which are individually portioned desserts which you “bake” in the microwave.  I used to make them so much that I had pre-made batches in a plastic baggie, where all I would have to do is add oil and water and I could have mug cake in minutes!  But for whatever reason (maybe because they’re warm?) they tend to be a winter-time treat for me.  And while there are a lot of mug cake recipes out there I keep coming back to one in particular.

This is one that I found the recipe on tumblr, but have adapted it slightly as my own.  It’s the consistency of a slightly-cakey, fudgey brownie.  I added the chocolate chips and the vanilla extract (which I think add a little something), but other than that, I tip my hat to the geniuses who discovered how to make this yummy (and FAST!) recipe.

As a note – don’t use a mug that has decorative metal edging on it.  I have one with a gold leaf lip, and I made the mistake a coupld times of putting it in the microwave.  Nothing really bad happened, but it did spark and pop, and no one needs a surprise microwave fire in their life if they can avoid it.

Finished mug cake ready to eat

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Yield: 1 mug of brownie-cake


1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup flour (your choice!)
2 Tbsp cocoa
pinch of salt
2 Tbsp oil (your choice)
3 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla (or other) extract (optional)
handful chocolate chips (mini?) (optional)


Combine all dry ingredients (other than chocolate chips) in a mug.  Stir with a fork to combine evenly.

Add in wet ingredients, and stir, making sure that all dry ingredients are incorporated.

If you are adding chocolate chips, do so now.

Microwave on high (or the basic setting) for 1 minute, 45 seconds.  Hold mug by handle when removing, as body of mug will be very hot.

Enjoy by itself…or with a dollop of ice cream.

From: kameromez on tumblr, with modifications (as a note, the original post seems to have disappeared, but you can see the original post linked in many places, such as this one)

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