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

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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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nonmember avatar kaerae

You can do this with any packaged cake mix and a little bit of water...much simpler! I do this all the time. Throw a few spoonfulls into a cup or bowl, add water to the consistency of batter and nuke, it's not bad, especially a la mode!

Bertha21 Bertha21

I tried this.. DISGUSTING! :[ Such a disappointment.

nonmember avatar NavyWife

LOL I love the Portal reference :)

mamivon2 mamivon2

sorry but that doesnt sound good. besides  Idont have a microwave

nonmember avatar Sandra

This recipe comes up to 929 calories.So this makes around three servings.

Victoria Nwogu

Yeah! with 4 tablespoons of sugar and 3 tablespoons of oil and 3 tablespoons of choc-chips I figured the calories in this cake would be crazy! I'll make it though and share with everyone.

nonmember avatar Kate

I tried an Instructables version last night and it was pretty good but I wanted to experiment. I made this, walked outside for a moment, returned and thick white smoke was pouring out of the microwave! Nasty. Even the cat ran outside. I've never had anything like that happen!

Um, Mamivon2? Don't try the recipe if you don't have a microwave, ok? But why do you feel the need to proclaim that to everyone?? (No, don't bother telling me.)

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