Chocolate Cake in a Cup

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Do you want cake but you just can’t be bothered getting the mixing bowls out and taking the time to make it! Well I present to you the easiest chocolate cake in the world…Chocolate Cake in a Cup.

This cake is literally made in seconds and tastes like the real thing!!! Once you have made your first mug cake you might never get the mixing bowls out again!

I would be so surprised if you didn’t have these ingredients lying around your baking cupboard. You simply need:

Plain flour, Cocoa Powder, Granulated Sugar, Baking Powder, Pinch of Salt,Milk, Vegetable Oil and either nutella or chocolate to give you that chocolate fix!

Lets make Chocolate Cake in a Cup!

It’s so easy to get your Chocolate Cake in a Cup started! Firstly find the biggest mug you own and then add in the following: 35 grams of plain flour, 2 tbsp of cocoa powder, 2 tbsp of granulated sugar, 1/4 tsp of baking powder, pinch of salt. Mix all those ingredients together.

Next add in 60ml of milk and 2 tbsp of vegetable oil and mix until there are no lumps! Once your mixture is lump free then take a spoonful of nutella which is my favourite or some chocolate chips or BOTH lol and add it to the cup.

Now to work the magic! Place your cup in to the microwave on high heat for 75 seconds. And voila Chocolate Cake in a cup!

How easy was that! This is a great idea for hungry children coming in from school or a decadent mummy treat when you have five minutes peace and quiet.

You can literally make any type of cake in a cup. I love them that much I was gifted a mug cakes recipe book. My favourite section is the Happy Hour where you can make Guinness Cake, Baileys on the Rocks or Pina Colada. I will definitely be bringing you more Cake in a Cup recipes soon.

If you haven’t done so already then take a look at my facebook page for more bake a long ideas!

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Chocolate Cake in a Cup

Your favourite cake in a cup!
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Keyword: cake, chocolate, chocolate cake, mug
Servings: 1 Person


  • Large Cup
  • Spoon
  • Microwave


  • 35 grams Plain Flour
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 60 ml Milk
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Spoonful Nutella
  • 1 Bag Chocolate Chips


  • Find the biggest cup you own. Put in 35g Plain Flour, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 tbsp granulated sugar, 1/4 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt.
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Add in 60ml of milk and 2 tbsp of vegetable oil and mix until there are no lumps.
  • Put in a spoonful of nutella or chocolate chips (or both lol)
  • Put in the microwave on high heat for 75 seconds.
  • Enjoy!

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