Mug Cakes & Meals Gemma’s Best-Ever Chocolate Mug Cake 4.73 from 643 votes Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Jump To Video Save Recipe In under 5 minutes, you can have the Best-Ever Chocolate Mug Cake recipe imaginable! Using only a small amount of ingredients you're likely to have on-hand, just mix in a mug and bake in the microwave! By Gemma Stafford | March 26, 2020 | 641 Last updated on May 10, 2022 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! With a brand new 5-week-old, we have to take all the precautions while distancing at home. So that means our film crew is back to being just my husband, Kevin, and me for now! Juggling a baby, having limited ingredients to hand, and small amounts of those said ingredients, I thought what better time to share with you my Best-Ever Chocolate Mug Cake recipe. When it comes to mug recipes, I pride myself on knowing a thing or two, having over 100 Mug Cakes & Meals — so you know this is going to truly be the Best-Ever! Everyone needs a little sweet treat once in a while and now is no exception. Plus, I’m betting that you have these mug cake ingredients already and can make this mug cake today! And if you have children out of school right now I’m sure your wheels are turning thinking this is a great recipe for small (and idle) hands. It is! What Makes This Chocolate Mug Cake The Best This is truly a ‘Best-Ever’ recipe because it originated from my Best-Ever Chocolate Cake recipe! Yes, with my limited math skills and lots of time on my hands I divided my chocolate cake recipe down to this cupcake-sized mug cake. I mean, I love that cake so it makes perfect sense I would use the same one just on a smaller scale for a microwave mug cake. Not only that, but by microwaving a cake it steams instead of getting dry baked like in an oven, leading to a wonderfully moist chocolate cake worthy of “Best-Ever.” What You Need To Make The Best-Ever Chocolate Mug Cake 4 pieces of kitchen equipment are all you need to make a microwave mug cake, with a 5th optional one: Microwaveable Mug Fork Set of Measuring Spoons Microwave (or Oven) Piping Bag with Nozzle (Optional, but great if you want to get fancy!) How to Make A Chocolate Mug Cake The beauty of a mug cake is you mix, microwave, and enjoy all out of the one mug! Here’s an overview of what you’ll need to do. For measurements, you can get those near the bottom of the page. In your microwaveable mug, stir together the dry ingredients with a fork. Next, add in the wet ingredients and whisk together with a fork until you have a smooth batter. Microwave on high for roughly 45 seconds – 1 minute. Decorate with my Chocolate Fudge Frosting and sprinkles before enjoying. Best eaten when freshly made. I honestly don’t think it could get much simpler — make sure you watch the how-to video to see how it’s done! Then, check out/print the recipe with full measurements down below. Gemma’s Pro Tips for Making the Best-Ever Chocolate Mug Cake Take care not to over mix the mug cake as it can toughen the cake Don’t over-microwave! These only need seconds to cook so check after 45 seconds and go from there Make sure your mug has no metal or metallic paint on it that will react in the microwave If you don’t have a microwave you can bake the mug cake at 350°F (180°C) for roughly 10 minutes If you don’t eat eggs you can substitute them using my Egg Substitute Chart How to Store a Chocolate Mug Cake So, microwave mug cakes are best eaten once they have cooled from the microwave. Store it at room temperature for 24 hours if there is any leftover, but I’m sure that’s highly unlikely! Bonus Tip: Mix up the batter beforehand and that can be held in the fridge for 48 hours and microwaved as you wish. Don’t forget to buy a copy of my Bigger Bolder Baking cookbook! Make More Mug Meals! Gemma's Best-Ever Vanilla Mug Cake1 Minute Microwave Brownie In A MugMicrowave Mug Pizza1 Minute Microwave Mug Cakes1 Minute Microwave Funfetti Mug Cake1 Minute Microwave Mug Cakes: 5 Bold Flavors!1 Minute Microwave Rainbow Mug Cake1 Minute Mug Cookies: 3 Different Cookies Made in the Microwave1 Minute Microwave Cheesecakes Watch The Recipe Video! Play Best-Ever Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe 4.73 from 643 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… In under 5 minutes, you can have the Best-Ever Chocolate Mug Cake imaginable! Using only a small amount of ingredients you're likely to have on-hand, just mix in a mug and bake in the microwave! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 1 Mug Cake Dessert Chocolate Less than 30 Minutes Mug Microwave Prep Time 5 minsCook Time 1 min In under 5 minutes, you can have the Best-Ever Chocolate Mug Cake imaginable! Using only a small amount of ingredients you're likely to have on-hand, just mix in a mug and bake in the microwave! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 1 Mug Cake Ingredients 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon baking powder Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon oil (canola, veg, sunflower) 1 small egg*2 tablespoons chocolate chips Instructions In a microwaveable mug mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt with a fork.Add in the milk, oil, egg & chocolate chips and whisk until you have a smooth cake batter. Microwave your cake for roughly 45 seconds to 1 minute or until the cake has risen and is firm to the touch. Take care not to overcook as it will toughen the cake. (The timing is based on my microwave which is 1200 WATTS so check the wattage of your microwave because your timing may vary.)Once cooked, top with a little fudge frosting, whipped cream or ice-cream, some sprinkles, and enjoy!! Recipe Notes *Eggs: If you don't eat eggs you can substitute them using my Egg Substitute Chart Nutrition Facts Best-Ever Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe Amount Per Serving (1 Mug Cake) Calories 453 Calories from Fat 163 % Daily Value* Fat 18.1g28%Saturated Fat 7.3g46%Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9gMonounsaturated Fat 4.5gCholesterol 169.5mg57%Sodium 201.6mg9%Potassium 182.8mg5%Carbohydrates 68.3g23%Fiber 4.6g19%Sugar 49.3g55%Protein 10.6g21% Vitamin A 265IU5%Vitamin C 0.3mg0%Calcium 132mg13%Iron 2.3mg13% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.