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Chocolate Mug Cake for Two Recipe

Fluffy and soft chocolate cake cooked in microwave! Perfect little treat that comes together in just under 5 minutes.


Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bundt cake, chocolate, dessert for two
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 229 kcal
Author Anna


  • 5 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 4.5 tbs water
  • 2 Tablespoons chocolate chips or chunks


  1. Grease 8 oz. microwave safe mug or ramekin. Set aside.
  2. In a one cup measuring cup or small mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt).
  3. Add vinegar, oil and water and whisk until smooth. Make sure there is no dry flour remaining at the bottom of the cup. Use spatula if needed to make sure all of the ingredients are combined into one smooth batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared mug or ramekin. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips over the top.
  5. Place mug in microwave and cook for 1 minute. Check the cake. If there is a spot in the center that looks uncooked, cook cake for 15 more seconds. Check again and add 10 seconds, if needed. Check cake with a toothpick in a few places.
  6. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the top of hot cake, cover with inverted small plate or lid (if using a ramekin) and let sit until the chocolate melts. Spread with a back of a spoon or small spatula. Add sprinkles. Let the cake cool slightly. Serve.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is perfect for 8 oz. mug or ramekin. It can be easily doubled or tripled to make more serving. You can drop a caramel-filled chocolate square in the center of the batter just before cooking for a sweet surprise. Keep that in mind when checking the cake for doneness.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Mug Cake for Two Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 294mg13%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.