5 minute mug cake


I came across a recipe on a another wordpress blog and was really taken with it. It’s an easy peasy microwave chocolate cake – in a mug – all done in 5 minutes! The author of this blog adapted her recipe from an original gluten free recipe. If you want the gluten free version, then click here. I can’t wait to try it out for myself.


50g dark chocolate
3 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons plain flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk


  • Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler. Set aside to cool.
  • Add flour and sugar to a small mixing bowl, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and mix well. Add the melted chocolate and mix again.
  • Pour the mixture into a large microwavable coffee mug. Microwave for 2 minutes on medium, 1 minute on high. It should be cooked (skewer test comes out with moist crumbs), but still a little moist. Remember, it will continue to cook while standing.
  • Allow to cool a little

*The recipe above included cinamon but I am going to leave that out for my own version.  I googled chocolate mug cake and there seems to be plenty of versions online if you want to try another – some include oil instead of butter.


9 responses »

  1. Oh, I had forgotten about the mug cake! It was a big hit in my house last winter, my 13 year old son would regularly make one himself when he came home from school.

  2. Now the only potential problem I can see with this..is if it turns out nice – it could become just a little too easy to make..and become addicted to!

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