• 1 Coffee Mug
• 4 tablespoons flour (that's plain flour, not self-rising)
• 4 tablespoons sugar
• 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
• 1 egg
• 3 tablespoons milk
• 3 tablespoons oil
• 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
• Small splash of vanilla


Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well . Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. Put a fork in it!

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

Lighten it up: substitute Spenda for the sugar and applesauce for the oil and low fat or skim milk.

4 Responses
  1. Cole Says:

    I've seen this recipe and been a little afraid to try it! I might have to give in!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Neuffj Says:

    What? This sounds tooo good to be true. Amazing. Cake in a microwave! a great find. Thanks for stopping by my blog

  3. Judy Says:

    Marti, is the quantity one (1) for the egg, milk, oil and chocolate chip measures? This is a great recipe. I'm going to give it to my grandkids as a kit. They'll love having their own Christmas mugs to make cakes while mom supervises. Thanks!

  4. Red Says:

    Sorry Judy, adjustments made!