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Easy Mug Cake Recipe

Moist and delicious chocolate mug cake in under a minute.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 mug cake
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Hilda Sterner


  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 2 T. butter
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 T. cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. espresso or Turkish coffee
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • tsp. salt
  • 2 T. white chocolate chips
  • 2 T. toffee chips


  • Combine the wet ingredients (first four ingredients) in a small bowl.
  • Combine the dry ingredients (next six ingredients) in a separate bowl, then mix into the wet ingredients. Do not over mix.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and toffee chips. 
  • Pour into two cylindrical cups/mugs and microwave, one at a time, for 45-55 seconds. You may need to adjust the time slightly based on your microwave.
  • Serve topped with ice cream, or sprinkled with powdered sugar and more cocoa powder. 


  • When you place the mug in the microwave, you'll notice the batter will rise towards the end of the cooking cycle. It will recede as soon as you stop the microwave.
  • It might take a few tries to get the time right. The main concern is overcooking the mug cake. I don't know about you, but I'm all about the gooey-ness of a good mug cake.
  • If you get the timing right, the bottom portion of the cake will be a bit gooey.


Serving: 1mug cake | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 334mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g