two white mugs filled with Chocolate Mug Cake

Single-Serving Chocolate Mug Cake

Got five minutes? That’s all you need to whip up this individual Chocolate Mug Cake. This warm, gooey dessert is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth!

two mugs filled with chocolate cake topped with whipped cream

What is a Chocolate Mug Cake?

Our Chocolate Mug Cake is a single-serving chocolate cake that bakes in the microwave – which means this beauty takes all of five minutes to make. It’s warm, gooey and delicious and the individual servings mean that no sharing is required!

What do you need to make Chocolate Mug Cake?


Cocoa powder

Prune purée


Vegetable oil

Chocolate chips


Baking Soda


How to make Chocolate Mug Cake

Easiest. Cake recipe. Ever. Here’s how to make a mug cake:

Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl.

Add the wet ingredients and stir until fully incorporated.

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Microwave for two minutes.

Let cool for one minute (definitely the hardest part of this whole process).

Super easy, right??? Bonus: most of the ingredients you need are probably already in your pantry. So what are you waiting for? Let’s make a mug cake!

a spoonful of single serving chocolate mug cake
a mug full of chocolate cake topped with chocolate chips

How to make gluten-free Chocolate Mug Cake

Swap the all-purpose flour for gluten-free flour and check the label to make sure that the chocolate chips are gluten-free.

How to make this mug cake recipe vegan

This recipe is made without eggs, so simply swap the milk for nut milk and use vegan chocolate chips.

two white mugs filled with Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake

Meg van der Kruik
Got five minutes? That’s all you need to whip up this individual Chocolate Mug Cake. This warm, gooey dessert is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth!
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Kid Friendly, Quick & Easy
Servings 1 servings


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose or gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda (bicarb)
  • 1/8 tsp coarse kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup prune puree
  • 3 TBSP milk
  • 2 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 1 TBSP water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 TBSP mini dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Combine the dry ingredients in a large, microwave-safe bowl and combine with a fork or a small whisk.
  • Add the liquid ingredients and stir until everything comes together. Add the chocolate chips and stir until just incorporated.
  • Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes and allow to cool, undisturbed in the microwave, for 1 minute more. Enjoy immediately.


Top with whipped cream or ice cream!
Keyword chocolate cake, molten chocolate cake, mug cake, quick and easy
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