This One Minute Hot Chocolate Mug Cake is the perfect recipe for a midnight or even mid afternoon craving! It is the perfect way to make a quick dessert/cake for chocolate lovers or for anyone with a sweet tooth. It is the easiest recipe ever and the quantity can be doubled if you want to make it a sharing dessert. The best part? This great recipe is ready to eat in 60 seconds. Maybe 70 if you count whisking the ingredients together! It is also perfect for those who love small portions or fancy a quick snack!
Here are some other easy dessert recipes that I like to make when a craving hits; Best Nutella Pizza with Oreos - Easy Dessert Pizza, 2 Minute Microwave Cookie Dough or 3 Minute Sharing Microwave Brownies.
One Minute Hot Chocolate Mug Cake
In my experience, Chocolate Mug Cake recipes can be boring, dry and tasteless but this one is not like the others!
It is (dare I say it), moist, full of chocolate flavor and is absolutely delicious.
The original recipe contained Egg Yolk but I have eliminated that as I think it isn’t necessary and it would be rather annoying to be left with several Egg Whites, if you were making a few of these. SO it also happens to be eggless!
Eggless hot chocolate mug cake
Like most people, I have been making Mug Cakes for many years but I just couldn’t get on with them. If I am going to have a cake, itt had to be good. I mean, who wants dry cake?
I had had some really bad ones previously and I wanted one that really hit the spot and curbed that 12pm chocolate craving! This one does just that..
What I love about this chocolate mug cake:
There isn't much work required! Always a winner in my book.
It is super quick to make making this recipe a college student favourite.
It is a delicious sweet treat that can be enjoyed all year round but is particular enjoyable during the holiday season.
ingredients for hot chocolate mug cake
This Hot chocolate mug cake recipe is made with simple ingredients. Here is what you need:
Caster, Granulated Sugar,Light Brown Sugar or Dark Brown Sugar
Just a pinch to bring it all together and balance flavours.
Flour and Rising Agent
Plain Flour aka All Purpose Flour and Baking Powder
Any flavourless oil such as Vegetable Oil, Sunflower Oil or a light Olive Oil or use melted Butter.
Whole Milk, Skimmed or Plant Based. Any Milk will work!
To help mix the ingredients together.
You can use Milk, Dark or White. You can also use a combination of all 3 if you prefer.
A good quality Vanilla Extract adds delicious flavour.
How to make a Chocolate Mug Cake
(Full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the page).
Spray a microwave-safe mug with cooking oil or lightly grease it with oil.
Start by combining all of the dry ingredients in a large mug.
Stir to combine.
Add Milk, Water, Oil and Vanilla and mix in.
Stir in Chocolate Chips or save to sprinkle on top.
Microwave for 60 - 90 seconds. (The time may vary and it does depend on the wattage of your microwave).
You can also bake the cake in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes instead (check it is done by inserting a toothpick into the centre (it should come out clean).
This Hot chocolate mug cake makes the perfect treat but here are some variations that you may like to try:
If you prefer, you can bake this hot chocolate cake in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes instead (check it is done by inserting a toothpick into the centre - it should come out clean).
Stir in a tablespoon of Nuts for added crunch.
Peanut Butter/Almond Butter/Pistachio Butter/Tahini
If you want to add some Nut Butter, skip the Oil and stir in Nut Butter in it’s place.
Nutella Mug Cake
Add Nutella instead of Oil. I like to add half of the batter to the mug, then add the Nutella to the middle before topping with the rest of the batter.
Then I like to serve it with an additional drizzle of Nutella on top.
Biscoff Mug Cake
Add Biscoff instead of Oil. I like to add it into the middle and serve with an additional drizzle.
Serve with gooey Marshmallows or top with mini marshmallows.
Stir in 1/4 tsp of Mint Essence for a Minty flavour.
Add the zest of 1/2 a Lemon, 1/2 a Lime or 1/2 an Orange for a Chocolate Orange Cake.
You can use half the amount of Sugar if you prefer to make it slightly healthier.
Stir in Instant Coffee Granules. This will enhance the flavour of the chocolate as well adding Coffee flavour.
Chai or Pumpkin Spices
Stir in 1/4 tsp of Chai Spices or Pumpkin Spices for a warming taste and aroma.
This cake can be served plain or with any of your favorite toppings but you can also serve it with:
A squirt of whipped Cream
A drizzle of melted Chocolate, Chocolate Syrup, Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate Sauce, hot fudge sauce or a drizzle of Nutella.
A scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream or Chocolate Ice Cream
Strawberries, Bananas or any fruit you like
Ready made frosting/Icing
Or simply serve it with a cup of Hot chocolate, Tea or Coffee
Top Tips and FAQs
Different Microwaves have different cooking times as it depends on the wattage of the microwave.
Start with 45 seconds cooking time. Let it stand for a minute and if it hasn’t set, cook in 10 second intervals till it is done.
Use a microwave safe mug. The cake will rise so it needs to be large enough to allow for that. Also make sure that there is no metal on the mug!
Don't be tempted to over mix the cake ingredients. You need to mix just enough to combine.
Can it be made ahead?
This cake is best eaten a minute after it is cooked.
Make Ahead Instructions
However if you do want to make it ahead, you can make the batter before hand and keep it in the fridge for up to 48 hours.
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One Minute Hot Chocolate Mug Cake
- 4 tbsp Hot Chocolate Powder Cocoa Powder
- 2 tbsp Caster Sugar or Granulated Sugar
- 4 tbsp Plain Flour All Purpose Flour
- Pinch Salt
- ¼ tsp Baking Powder
- 3 tbsp Milk Any Milk
- 3 tbsp Hot Water
- 1 tbsp Oil Neutral Flavoured
- ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tbsp Chocolate Chips
- Spray a microwave-safe mug with cooking oil or lightly grease it with oil.
- Start by combining all of the dry ingredients in a Mug - Hot Chocolate Powder, Sugar, Flour, Salt and Baking Powder.
- Stir to combine.
- Stir in Milk, Water, Oil and Vanilla and mix in.
- Stir in Chocolate Chips or sprinkle on top.
- Microwave for 60 - 90 seconds. (The time may vary and it does depend on the wattage of your microwave).