Chocolate Mug Cake


After dinner I craved so badly a warm chocolate cake then I recalled having once tried a fuss-free recipe that granted near instant gratification! Chocolate mug cake.

My second attempt at this microwave mug cake turned out wayyy better than the first. In contrast to the steamed-cake texture of my first try, this one resulted in a perfect and moist cake-like consistency. *Note – Best consumed fresh. I refrigerated it for 2hours and warmed it up beside a bowl of water in the microwave for 1min – texture was not as soft as before.

Tweaked a little bit of the original recipe I found and used the following ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil (*note: use less next time or substitute with butter as smell of canola oil was strongly present before & after microwaving)
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder


1. Place all the dry ingredients in the mug and mix with a fork. (i used a large mug and the batter rose to fit it perfectly)

2. Break an egg into the mug and combine well. Then stir in milk, oil and vanilla extract.

3. Add chocolate chips and mix well.

4. The recipe said to microwave for 3 minutes in a 1000 watt, or 4 minutes in a 700 watt microwave. I used an 850 watt microwave so I estimated 3 minutes 30 seconds and it worked. *Place a plate/saucer beneath the mug when microwaving if unsure of spillage.

5. Topped the cake with Baskin Robbin’s tiramisu ice cream. Tasted like heaven!

*Try this next – similar recipe but with sour cream, cinnamon, brown sugar. And this!*

~Until next time! (


The Recent Kitchen Experience

Been cooking/baking quite a bit since we moved to Perth. And now that I’ve got so much free time on my hands I figure why not put it to good use. (:

We’ve been under a pretty strict budget since neither of us were working for the better part of our first month here so eating in was pretty much our practice from day 1 and I’m proud to say I’ve finally gotten down to making quite a few dishes I’ve always wanted but never set aside the time to in Singapore – here they are!

The Sweets

  • Martha Stewart’s New York Crumb Cake (inspired to make it after watching Buddy Valastro)
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