Unbelievable 5-Minute Chocolate Cake You Can Make in the Microwave (VIDEO)

mug cakeToday's a day I will never forget, for today, friends, I learned that you can make yummy and moist chocolate cake in a coffee mug in the microwave. It's amazing, it's easy, it's genius. I can't EVEN believe that I've lived this long without this glorious knowledge. This might have transformed my college years. Oh well, better late than never I suppose.

All you need is 5 minutes, some basic pantry items, and a microwave -- the rest is quick and delicious history. Yummmm.


5-Minute Chocolate Cake in a Coffee Mug

Makes 1 mug's worth.


  • Coffee mug
  • 4 tablespoons flour -- make sure you measure it right, or the cake is a lie!
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons whisked egg -- 1 egg is too much, 1 egg white is too eggy, 1 yolk is too dense, but 2 tbsp is just right!
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • Splash vanilla or other flavoring -- try peppermint or cinnamon

For a fudgier version, omit egg!


  1. Combine all ingredients and microwave on high for 5 minutes.

Top with ice cream or whipped cream and enjoy!


Photo via thepinkpeppercorn/Flickr

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