Want to satisfy your sweet tooth without having to make a gigantic dessert for eight? This 5-minute chocolate mug cake is the perfect solution!

Whether you intend to enjoy this solo or make a yummy thrill for two, this recipe requires no fuss or fancy ingredients. Garnish with whipped cream (dairy or dairy-free), fresh fruit, hot fudge sauce or powdered sugar and chow down directly from the mug.

You don’t even have to wait for the oven to preheat. This recipe uses the microwave, so it’s fast and you don’t have to heat any kitchen appliances. Talk about a treat!

Quick and easy 5 minute chocolate mug cake with whip cream and a strawberry garnish for Valentine’s Day

5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Have your cake and eat it too. Our 5-minute chocolate mug cake is fast, easy and delicious!


Yield: 2 mug cakes
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  • Sift all dry ingredients into medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Divide batter equally between 2 microwave safe mugs.
  • Cook 1 at a time, 1−2 minutes each then allow to cool slightly. Garnish as desired,
  • Enjoy while still warm.


Add chocolate chips or chopped nuts to the batter to amp up the texture of your 5-minute cake!
Calories: 608kcal, Carbohydrates: 66g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 40g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 21g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 217mg, Potassium: 222mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 40g
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