Moist Chocolate Cake in a Cup
Moist Chocolate Cake in a Cup
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Moist Chocolate Cake in a Cup




  1. In a 250 ml (1 cup)-capacity coffee cup, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Add the milk, oil, and vanilla.
  2. With a fork, gently stir until the batter no longer has lumps. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.
  3. Cook the cake in the microwave for 45 seconds. Let cool for 5 minutes to allow for the cake to finish cooking.


If you want to do more, triple or quadruple the recipe and combine the ingredients in a bowl. Then spread the mixture into three or four cups or 125 ml (½ cup) ramekins. Remember, you have to cook the cakes one by one in the microwave for uniform cooking.

This recipe is from My Lil’ Ricardo.


  1. Great recipe! I usually add a tablespoon of peanut butter instead of the chips! I cook it for a minute!

  2. A couple simple changes made all the difference. I happen to have egg beaters on hand. I substituted 1tbl of them for 1tbl of the milk. I also added a dash of salt. I didn't have the choc chips so I drizzled a tiny bit of choc syrup over the top and marbled it with a tooth pick. Had to cook for 1 min. Turned out great. The original recipe was good but lacked salt and "something" was egg.

  3. This is the moistest cake in a mug (or elsewhere!) that I've ever tasted. Super creamy and delicious. Just add a pinch of salt to the recipe and it's spectacular!

  4. Followed the recipe except we only had white chocolate chips handy. Microwaved on high for one minute, then let sit the recommended 5 mins and it came out perfect and moist. Only thing I found, flavour was lacking. Would add an additional tbsp of brown sugar, and possibly if I was making a few divide an egg between them for a little more richness. Great base recipe though.

  5. This is a wonderful recipe!! Moist, flavorful and scrumptious cake from the microwave!! Definitely the best mug cake recipe I have ever made! I changed the recipe a bit to boost flavorand nutritional content. I used coconut oil and 1 1/2 tbs oat flour and 1 1 /2 tbs cake flour. These changes make the cake sweeter so the second time I reduced brown sugar to 1 tbs and it was perfect!! A new family favorite!

  6. Not rich enough, add egg, more sugar more cocoa, big scoop of Nutella in middle and generous sprinkle of mini eggs, cook for 1min 30sec and it’s delicious!

  7. This was delicious! The brown sugar threw me lol. I made a different one last week this tops it 100%

  8. Tastes good-looking could be richer, but pretty good for a quick mug cake. Needed more time in microwave for me.. wasn't cooked, still liquid. Needed about 1 min 30 seconds. My microwave isn't old by any means. Tasty though, especially with icecream.

  9. Oh I so needed a piece of chocolate cake and this was perfect . Do not change a thing... I did have butterscotch ice cream with it but that’s ok lol.

  10. Made it exactly as instructed in the recipe, except I didn't have the chocolate chips. Moist and delicious. Next time, I will add an additional tablespoon cocoa and it really does need the chocolate chips. Probably will toast some walnuts and toss those in as well. I'll be playing with this recipe for awhile! It's the best "mug cake" recipe I've tried yet.

  11. this is really good! when its straight out of the microwave its still a little batter-like but i let it sit for 2 mins and it was great!

  12. I questioned the 45 seconds but decided to follow recipe. I let it sit 5 minutes after. It came out so delicious. I am glad I googled this recipe and found your site.

  13. Surprisingly good it can be made in 45 seconds!!

  14. THIS really IS the best chocolate cake in a mug. Rich, moist, flavorful. Love it

  15. Amazing cake in a cup!! I've tried diffrent recipes for cake in a cup but this one is the best I've tried! Love It!

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