We have all experienced being overcome with a severe craving for cakes and chocolates, only to find our cupboards empty. The fridge has nothing either, just a few fruits and sad vegetables sitting around. If only it were possible to make a cake in less than five minutes… Well, it is possible, and very easy as well! Stick around and you’ll have a delicious chocolate mug cake in your hand in less than five minutes at the end of this article.

Mug cake recipe

You might be a little hesitant to make this cake, but you really don’t need to worry. Most of the ingredients should be readily available in your home. All you really need is a mug, a tablespoon, and a microwave to bake the cake. No need for any fancy stuff around here! This recipe is very budget- and student friendly, and your best excuse for not making this cake would be that you don’t own a mug. This mug cake is the perfect solution for busy students with packed schedules who do not have time to bake a cake from scratch.


Tools: A microwave, microwave safe mug, and a tablespoon

Prep time: 3 minutes

Cook time: 2 minutes (can vary)

Total time: 5 minutes

Servings: One mug for one person

  • 7 tablespoons of milk (any kind)
  • 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons of Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Oil (any kind)
  • A pinch of vanilla powder (optional)
  • A pinch of baking powder
  • (Optional) A few pieces of chocolate
  1. Start out by mixing all of the ingredients in a microwave safe mug. Your mixture should be on the thicker side, and not too runny. If it’s too hard to mix, add a little bit of milk until everything is smoothly combined.
  2. Optionally, you can add some chocolate chunks or anything else you like in your cake.
  3. Place the mug in the microwave and bake the mug cake at the highest setting (700W) for 1 minute. If the cake is still a little runny, continue baking for 10 seconds at a time until the top is more dense.
  4. Once it’s done baking, you’re finished. Enjoy!

And there you have it! A simple, quick, and easy chocolate cake in less than 5 minutes.