Cake Recipe Ready in Just 5 Minutes

A quick and easy microwave mug cake recipe that’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth in a flash. This simple and delicious cake can be prepared in just 5 minutes!


  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips or chunks (optional)


  1. Prepare the Mug:
  • Select a microwave-safe mug. Make sure the mug is large enough to allow the cake to rise without overflowing (at least 12 oz capacity).
  1. Mix Dry Ingredients:
  • In the mug, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir well with a fork or small whisk until thoroughly mixed.
  1. Add Wet Ingredients:
  • Add the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the mug. Mix until smooth and there are no lumps.
  1. Add Chocolate Chips (Optional):
  • If desired, stir in the chocolate chips or chunks.
  1. Microwave the Cake:
  • Place the mug in the microwave and cook on high for about 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes. The exact time will depend on the wattage of your microwave (for a 1000-watt microwave, 1 minute and 30 seconds is usually sufficient). The cake is done when it has risen and is set in the middle.
  1. Check and Cool:
  • Carefully remove the mug from the microwave (it will be hot!). Let the cake cool for a minute or two before eating.
  1. Enjoy:
  • You can eat the cake directly from the mug with a spoon or tip it out onto a plate. Optionally, top with whipped cream, ice cream, or a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Enjoy your quick and delicious mug cake!

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