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Five Minute Mug Cake

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With this recipe you are no more than 5 minutes away from a delicious chocolate cake that takes very little brain power to assemble. A quick dessert for when unexpected visitors drop by (which is all the time at my place) ... try it out, you'll be amazed ... I was!


Serves: 1-2

  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 1 splash of vanilla extract


Five Minute Mug Cake is a community recipe submitted by redshoeartist and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

You will need a large coffee mug.

  • Add dry ingredients to the mug and mix well.
  • Add in the egg and mix well.
  • Pour milk and oil and mix again.
  • Add Chocolate chips, if using, and vanilla and mix well to get a smooth consistency.
  • Place in the microwave for 3 minutes on high for a 1,000 watt oven, or vary time depending on your particular microwave (mine only needs 2:20 minutes)
  • Additional Information

    I will try and take a photo of it at some stage, but for now take my word for it, it's delicious, quick and easy-peasy!

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    What 1 Other has said

    • I add Nutella to the centre to make the cake gooey! It's delicious!!

      Posted by Beezel on 24th December 2014
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