5 Minute Cake in a Cup

Hubby is a HUGE dessert lover.  Me, I like it too but wish I didn’t like it quite so much as it catches up with me…

Anyway sometimes, if I don’t have dessert made Hubby will say, how about one of those microwave cakes.  They are so quick and easy that it’s impossible to say no if Hubby wants one-besides, it only takes five minutes from start to finish to make one.


I make these enough that I keep the recipe taped inside the door of the cupboard.  They actually taste more like a brownie than a cake but either way they are good.  I think they are a little too chocolaty but Hubby claims there is no such thing.  He loves his with ice cream and whipped cream.  I like mine with nuts.

I got the recipe long ago from Country Threads‘ Newsletter.  The original recipe says to make it in a mug, I just use a blow we eat cereal in.  The first time I used a mug and mine wasn’t big enough and it ran over so cereal bowl it is.  Here’s the recipe.

Spray your bowl with cooking spray.  Add:
4 T flour
4 T Sugar
1 Egg
Splash of vanilla
2 T Cocoa
3 T Vegetable Oil
3 T Milk
3 T chocolate chips

Stir this all up and microwave for 2 minutes.  The original recipe said 3 minutes but my microwave works best with just two minutes.

I love having a quick and easy go to dessert.  Often times this is Sunday supper when I’m feeling lazy.

7 thoughts on “5 Minute Cake in a Cup”

  1. I make a similar recipe called “Brownie in a Mug” only I make it in a Corelle cereal bowl. It’s great for when I’m craving something chocolate. The best part is that it only makes one serving so there isn’t a whole panful to tempt me. :)

  2. I got almost the same Mug Cake from the Dr. Oz Show. It uses 2T of flax seed meal and 2T flour , 4T Stevia of instead of the sugar. Your can also add nuts and dried cranberries. I make it too often.

  3. you just made my waist line increase. I made this last night and it was fabulous. It made enough for two people – but I ate it all myself. Had to dump it out on a plate to make room for ice cream. seriously yummy . . .

  4. Have you figured out a gluten-free recipe of this for your daughter…..it has been so hard for me to have to go gluten-free…..and this looks so good…..I will try the Red Mill flour, but maybe you have some tips for me….

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