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Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake is the most perfect, personal sized, hand-held treat! This mug cake cooks right in your microwave. It's moist, fluffy & indulgent!
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate mug cake, easy chocolate mug cake, keto chocolate mug cake
Servings: 1
Calories: 538kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or use ¼ cup almond flour for low carb version
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, use monk fruit sweetener for low carb
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips, plus more for garnish, optional
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • whipped cream, for topping


  • Place butter in a 12-ounce microwave-safe mug and melt in microwave, about 30 seconds.
  • To the melted butter add flour, sugar, cocoa powder, beaten egg, chocolate chips, vanilla, baking powder, and salt; stir with a fork until thoroughly combined.
  • Cook for 50 seconds to 1 minute in the microwave, or until top of cake is set.
  • Top with whipped cream and more chocolate chips; serve.


Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 937IU | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 3mg