Whip up this chocolate mug cake for a speedy dessert, then check out our Oreo mug cake, chocolate fudge cake, chocolate birthday cake, chocolate molten cake and easy chocolate cake.

How to make a chocolate mug cake... step-by-step video


  • 4 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 40g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • a pinch sea salt flakes


  • STEP 1

    Measure the self-raising flour, caster sugar and cocoa powder into a large mug, and mix together. Crack in the egg, pour in the milk, oil and vanilla extract and whisk with a fork until no lumps of flour remain and you have a smooth cake batter.

  • STEP 2

    Add the dark chocolate and mix briefly again, then the top with sea salt flakes. Put into the middle of your microwave oven and cook on high for 1½-2 minutes or until firm to the touch. Dust with a little cocoa powder to serve, if you like.

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