Cake in a Mug

chocolatechips.jpgToday, Heather shares a yummy recipe from her Triplets, Moms, & More newsletter:

“My 5-year-old daughter Emma just loves to bake - and of course eat - chocolate cake. I’m happy to encourage culinary activities, but can do without the messy cleanup and irresistible leftovers that somehow find their way straight to my thighs. Subsequently, we really like this 5 minute chocolate cake in a mug recipe. It’s not necessarily decadent but more than satisfies, and it makes for a nice play date activity.


  • 4 tablespoons cake flour (plain flour, not self-rising)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional but recommended!)
  • Small splash of vanilla extract


  • Add dry ingredients in a large 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 the mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!
  • Allow to cool, tip out onto a plate if desired, and add a scoop of your favorite ice cream if you wish.

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