Microwave Mug Cake Recipe

microwave mug cake - two chocolate cakes in wh

We’ve all seen those mug cake hacks going around the web where people use their microwaves. Although you might think baking anything in a microwave is impossible, it’s definitely doable. And if you love chocolate, this chocolate mug cake goodness might send you to heaven. If you want to make your own, read on for our microwave mug cake recipe.


Of course, you won’t be able to make your own if you don’t have all the necessary ingredients. Gather the following ingredients and you should be well on your way to making the perfect mug cake! The ingredients you’ll usually need are:

  • Self-raising flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Caster sugar
  • An egg
  • Milk
  • Vegetable oil or sunflower oil
  • Vanilla essence (or any other essence that you like)
  • Chocolate chips or nuts if you want to add some pizazz

Step 1

Grab the largest mug you have (to avoid an overflow) and add 4 tablespoons of self-raising flour and caster sugar. You should then add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and mix them altogether.

Step 2

Crack an egg into the mixture and then mix it to your heart’s content. However, if you see any dry mix left, this is nothing to worry about.

Step 3

Gather your milk and vegetable or sunflower oil and add 3 tablespoons of each into the batter. Take your chosen essence afterwards and add a few drops of it into your mug. Mix this in until it smoothens. If you’ve decided to get some chocolate chips or nuts, add 2 tablespoons of it into your mixture and mix again.

Step 4

The final step is to place your mug in the middle of your microwave and cook it on high for about 1½-2 minutes. Alternatively, you can bake it until your cake has stopped rising and is firm when touched.


These are the four quick and easy steps you can follow to make your own microwave mug cake. If you need help, advice, or have any enquiries, get in touch with our cake making experts from our directory here. Alternatively, you can also contact our bakers.

If you’re thinking about making treats for Halloween, have a read through our piece on Halloween Bakes for inspiration!

If you have a business you want to advertise with CommunityAd, contact us today!

News Categories


Business Directory Search