5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

I got this week’s recipe back in March from the blog, Cynnamama’s Cafe. This is one of the blogs I found during the Ultimate Blog Party. At that time I’d never heard of the recipe, but since then it’s been on a lot of other blogs.

If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend it! It’s great for a quick snack, but I think if you needed to make a last minute dessert for company coming over, a few of these cakes would be great for that purpose as well.

*This will also be my entry for my Sweet Thursday Cake Round-Up in a couple of weeks. If you have a cake you’d like for me to include in the round-up, email your link to me at simplysweethome@hotmail.com. *

Recipe for 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes. It’s okay if the cake rises above the mug. Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. Serves 1-2 people.

I actually made mine in a little bowl instead of the coffee mug, because apparantly I have a problem following directions. lol. If you’d like to see what the cake looks like in the mug you can see it at Cynnamama’s blog.

Tips & Suggestions:

-As you can see, I cut my cake into fourths, and then I placed two of the fourths on to a bowl with ice cream for serving. The ice cream and chocolate syrup really added a lot, and made it look very attractive.

-I didn’t use the chocolate chips, but I bet they’d be delicious. I also think it would be good with white chocolate chips or peanut butter chips. You could also try adding a teaspoon of chopped nuts and even a couple of marshmallows for a rocky road cake.

-This cake reminded me a lot of Betty Crocker Warm Delights. Next time I make these, I plan on topping it with caramel or hot fudge before baking to see if it truly measures up to the warm delights.



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  1. Snooky doodle says

    really interesting and so quick to make 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness!!!! I am drooling!!

  3. Oooh, yum! This looks scrumptious!!

  4. Now that is my type of cooking. YUM!


  5. Donna-FFW says

    Very intriguing. Havent tried this yet.. but I aim to.

  6. We’ve made this before and the kids loved it!

  7. Samantha says

    Wow, sounds so easy to make, a quick yummy sweet treat !
    Will have to give it a try soon, thanks for sharing !

  8. Jolly Mom says

    I’ve never heard of this! It looks delicious and easy! Thank you so much for the recipe and introducing me to it : )

  9. I don’t know where I have been as this is the first time I have seen this recipe.

    I am adding this to my emergency chocolate recipes!

  10. ♥Rosie♥ says

    What a great idea and sounds so easy to make :0)

  11. And don’t overcook it, which is what we did! I have yet to try it again, after that mess. 🙂

  12. Amanda @ Serenity Now says

    Very cool!!! 🙂 That would be a fun end to a couples’ dinner.

  13. shopannies says

    we have actually made this before for holiday gifts etc….

  14. I have this recipe too and it is seriously dangerous! I should have to work hard to make chocolate cake so I don’t make it too often!

  15. ok, I have seen this on so many blogs, and I must admit I am falling in love! I can see some of this in my near future! (great photos:)

  16. Jerralea says

    I’ve done this before. It’s great! I like the idea of white choc. chips in it or putting caramel sauce on it when baked. I’ll definitely try that next time.

  17. The Jacobsen Family! says

    Looks so yummy, and easy enough for me to make! Thanks!

  18. Chocolate cake in five minutes? I am doomed!

  19. mmm, cake that you don’t have to warm the house up to make- perfect! The portion control aspect is great too, being preggo turns me into a pig with no self control, lol:)

  20. Hoosier Homemade says

    Oh that looks really good! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  21. Oh cute! I'll have to bookmark this page and try this. Thank you!

  22. quick, easy, tasty, that makes it PERFECT in my book.

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