Chocolate Cake in a Mug

INSIDE : Learn how to make the easiest dessert out there, Chocolate Cake in a Mug! Once you give this quick dessert a try, you won’t be able to stop making them.

Chocolate Cake Mug

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Chocolate Cake is pretty much the best thing out there, am I right??!

Well, combine chocolate cake and Toucan Mugs and Yellow Striped Mugs and adorably printed rolling pins and it’s a match made in heaven!

When I saw the new Whim by Martha Stewart Collection available at Macy’s, my heart skipped a few beats and I knew I had to combine chocolate and the Whim line right away!  Today I am sharing a delicious Chocolate Cake in a Mug!

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Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Chocolate cake in a mug is the best thing since sliced bread because clean up is so minimal and you aren’t temped to eat an entire cake on a Friday night while watching Netflix.  You only eat a mug’s worth of cake, which is the perfect amount!  So, it is really a win win for everyone.

Chocolate Cakes Mug

The Chocolate cake in a mug recipe I use only takes 5 minutes to whip up and as you can see below, it all happens in a mug.  It’s magical.

Chocolate Cake Mug steps

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Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Yield: 1 Mug of Cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute 10 seconds
Total Time: 6 minutes 10 seconds

Learn how to make the easiest dessert out there, Chocolate Cake in a Mug! Once you give this quick dessert a try, you won't be able to stop making them.


  • 1/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons Granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella


    1. Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
    2. Whisk in the milk and vegetable oil until all ingredients are combined and batter has no clumps.
    3. Pour the mixed batter into a microwave-safe mug.
    4. Add the Nutella into the middle of the batter.
    5. Place a paper plate in the microwave and set your mug on this to catch any overspill.
    6. Microwave the mug cake for 70 seconds on high.
    7. Carefully remove from microwave, allow to cool and enjoy.


- Make sure to allow for enough room in your mug for the cake to rise.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 626Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 390mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 4gSugar: 45gProtein: 7g

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After cooking in your microwave for a little under 2 minutes, your cake is done and ready to enjoy!

Chocolate Cake in Mug
My kiddos loved picking which of Martha’s new Whim Macy line of mugs they wanted for their Chocolate Cake.  We have Toucans, Mint Stripes and Yellow Stripes…. but did you see they also have Black Stripes and FLAMINGOS!  We need those darling Flamingos!!

Chocolate Cake Mug + Bowls

Chocolate Cake in Mugs

And if you are on the lookout for more delicious baking recipes, tune in to the 6th season of Martha Bakes,now airing on PBS!

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  1. Best light cake mug recipe – box any flavor cake mix, box angel food cake mix, mix together in a ziplock. Add 1/3 cup cake mix, 3 Tbls water, 1 min, 2 WW pts plus. Awesomeness light.

  2. These are so adorable – I love the little toucans so much! And I’ve been wanting to make a cake in a mug – I need to try your recipe out!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Aren’t the toucans just perfect! They have the cutest flamingos, too! 😉

  3. I love looking at all of your post pictures, Amy! And I adore those mugs. They’re just so much fun! My son made me cake in a mug once, and it was so tasty. Looks like it’s time to get our bake on again! 🙂

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      You are too sweet, Tiffany! And I know… those mugs are adorable!! Enjoy that mug cake. 😉

  4. These are so cute!! My girls make that mug cake everyone once in a while, I haven’t tried it yet!!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Uhm… I know, haha!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      No judging at all, I’m headed to get a donut snack at 3pm.

  5. That is my recent obsession for dessert right now! Dangerously easy to make!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Oh my, I bet you have a good recipe Meg!!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      So much color happy going on over here! 😉

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