5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

if you’re a chocolate lover when you have a midnight craving for it, or on any no-bake days for whatever reason,  this chocolate mug cake is a saver. The tastes of both cakes made by different ways are the same. Only the textures are slightly different.


  • 50 gm black chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp plain flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Method 1 (using a food processor):

  • Process the chocolate in a food processor into fine pieces. Add flour, sugar and baking powder and blend well.
  • Pour in butter, milk, egg and vanilla extract. Pulse a few seconds. Don’t over blend, just incorporate, or else gluten would be generated in flour that affects the texture of the end result.
  • Transfer the batter into a large mug. (It’s better to be two-thirds full, as the cake will expand when heated. Then it shrinks back a bit after cooling down though.) Pop the mug into the microwave oven to cook on high power (1000 watts) for 3 minutes. Let cool down a bit, enjoy it straight from the mug with a spoon or tip it out onto a plate, topped with cream or your favourite ice-cream if desired.

Method 2 (using melted chocolate, and all ingredients the same but skip the baking powder): 

  1. Place a mixing bowl over a saucepan with one-third full of water, simmering over slow heat. Melt butter and chocolate in the bowl. Set aside and let cool. 
  2. Use another mixing bowl. Combine flour and sugar. Add the egg, mix well. Pour in the milk mix thoroughly. Add the melted chocolate mixture and vanilla extract, and mix again. Transfer the mixture into a large mug. (It should be two-thirds full as the cake will expand.) Put the mug in the microwave oven and cook for 3 minutes on high power (1000 watts). Done.
Source: 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake [Christine's Recipes]