Eggless Chocolate Cake in a Mug – 1 minute microwaved Cake in a Mug

Posted on Apr 17 2011 - 5:27pm by Thas

Believe it or not! you can make a delicious chocolate cake in a mug in the microwave and it takes only a minute…

Good thing: You don’t have to worry about finishing an 8×8 inch cake all by yourself, each slice filled with guilt.

Bad thing: You are going to have a mug ready to make this cake almost everyday.

As much as I love baking a huge cake, that much I freak out while I add scoops of butter/cream into it and the thought of all the fat sticking onto the walls of my inner stomach is more than a nightmare. I’ve always wondered how to just make a slice of cake, which would be just good enough to succumb to my sugar cravings. Recently, while searching for such recipes I came across not one but hundreds of recipes and I felt like a fool for not having tried those all these years. Well, consoling myself by saying: “It’s better late than never”. Most of the recipes I’ve read called for egg, but I somehow wanted to skip the egg. Tried without adding the egg and it came out just perfect.

This is definitely a healthy way of eating cake, a slice of cake just for you with right amount of oil and no egg. No need to wait for an hour, in less than 3 minutes you’ll be sitting on your couch enjoying a chocolate cake from a mug. Wish I could make all my favorite dishes in such less time, I guess I am getting too greedy here. Bottom line is whether it’s 2 minutes or many hours, I just love cooking and delicious food is my weakness.

So people, have your mug ready and you have a cake!

Eggless Chocolate cake in a Mug:

Watch the Video for making this cake:


Batter mixed in the mug


Eggless Chocolate Cake in a Mug (Microwave)
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 mug
  • All purpose flour or gluten free flour- 4 tbsp
  • Sugar- 1½ tbsp or 2 tbsp
  • Cocoa powder- 1 tbsp
  • Baking powder- ¼ tsp
  • Milk, skim or whole- 3 tbsp
  • Oil- 3 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract- ¼ tsp
  • Sweetened coconut flakes or your favorite nuts- ½ tbsp and a little more for garnishing
  1. Have a large mug ready.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in the mug using a spoon.
  3. Thoroughly mix it so that the flour is well incorporated.
  4. Make sure the batter fills only the half of the mug as the cake will rise while cooking.
  5. Keep the mug with the batter in a microwave.
  6. Cooking time might vary depending on the microwave, I recommend cooking it first at full power for a minute and then increasing the time till a fork inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. If you want you can top the cake with nuts or sweetened grated coconut.
  8. Sit back and enjoy immediately.
After cooking the cake, you could even top the cake with a marshmallow and cook for a few more seconds for it to melt slightly.

Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...

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