Mug Cakes & Meals

Hot Chocolate Mug Cake (Egg Free)

4.54 from 43 votes
Learn how to make my Hot Chocolate Mug Cake recipe for a delicious and fast dessert in just a few minutes.
Hot Chocolate Mug Cake - Who says we can't take one of them out popular winter drinks and turn it into a cake?

Hi Bold Bakers!

Chocolate cannot be confined to a season since it is always a welcomed addition to any dinner table. So during the holidays or any time of year, chocolate lovers will go nuts for this gorgeous little Hot Chocolate Mug Cake.

Mug Meals are a fantastic way to make real food fast! Made with good quality ingredients, everything is made from scratch in just minutes.  Whether you are short on time, want to control your portions, or just want to make homemade meals with little fuss and waste then yes, mug meals are for you. A perfect example of this is my husband Kevin makes the Burrito in a Mug  almost every day for breakfast. Not because we don’t have an oven but because he can make it in less than 5 minutes in the one mug.

I love mug cakes because they are just a speedier way to enjoy cake with little prep time and practically no cleaning up. I have over 50+ Mug Recipes  from breakfast to dessert and everything in between so make sure you check them out. P.S if you are looking for something savory, try my Mug Pizza. It is heaven in a mug.

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Hot Chocolate Mug Cake

4.54 from 43 votes
Learn how to make my Hot Chocolate Mug Cake recipe for a delicious and fast dessert in just a few minutes.
Author: adapted from Cafedelites.com
Servings: 1 serving
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Learn how to make my Hot Chocolate Mug Cake recipe for a delicious and fast dessert in just a few minutes.
Author: adapted from Cafedelites.com
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoon flavorless oil (sunflower, coconut, canola)
  • 4 tablespoons (40ml) milk

Instructions

  • In a microwaveable mug (roughly 1 cup measurement) mix together all of the ingredients.
  • Microwave for 40 -50 seconds (Timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary).
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with a dollop of cream and marshmallows or just eat it by itself!

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Thahani Iqbal
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Thahani Iqbal
11 days ago

This was Yum!

Lara
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Lara
10 months ago

so good! i replaced half the flour with oats and half the white sugar with brown sugar and the cake was so moist and fudgy 🙂

Alees123
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Alees123
11 months ago

Hi….just curious, I see on your Vanilla mug cake you use 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil, and in the chocolate mug cake it’s only 2 teaspoons .

Why the difference?

BrightBlueEyes
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BrightBlueEyes
11 months ago

Hi Gemma,
This mug cake was just supercalifragilisticexpialadocious!
It tasted like Heaven on Earth and is one of my favourites, especially because it is eggless. I and my family enjoy this every Christmas…
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Love,
Isabelle

Geeta
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Geeta
1 year ago

Hello Gemma, do you have suggestions for changing anything for higher elevations?

Shelagh
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1 year ago

Hi Gemma – I’ve become obsessed with your website, youtube channel, and recipes since I discovered them last summer. Thanks so much for all the amazing flavors you share with us!

Right now I’m putting together my solo Thanksgiving celebration and thought this looked like it might be a wonderful addition for my dessert.
But I’m curious if you’ve ever tried to make any of your chocolate based mug cakes with black beans instead of flour?
What are your thoughts for switching this one around to be carb-free with black beans?

Fauzia
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Fauzia
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,

Thanks for a chocolate mug cake recipe. Its awesome and my 11 year old son made it all by himself. He feels great about baking.

Thanks again for the simple recipes..

Serel
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Serel
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,
If I use water instead of milk, should I use the same quantity as the milk?

Ilikedogs
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Ilikedogs
1 year ago

I really love this recipe! I just found your website a few days ago and I’m making so many new things— especially mug cakes! This one is my favorite by far and I’m sure I’ll be making it many more times.The best thing about these recipes is that they’re hassle free and I can just make them in my microwave! I also have all the ingredients in my pantry already (which is a tough thing to find in a good recipe because my family NEVER cooks) so I don’t have to make extra trips to the grocery store. I’m excited… Read more »

Jess
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Jess
1 year ago

Thank you so much for this recipe! It’s my favorite of yours and I use it all the time 🙂

On a side note, I use brown sugar instead of white sugar and it tastes amazing!!!

I also used this recipe to make a full-sized birthday cake for my foreign exchange student, who thought the “normal” cakes were too sweet. She absolutely loved it!

Again, thank you so much for this recipe! 🙂

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