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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

5-Minutes Chocolate Mug Cake-Microwave Chocolate Cake (with eggless,steamed option)

Are you searching for a Valentine's dessert to surprise your sweetheart, then search no more, you have come to the right place. There are so many 5 minutes cake out there, after experimenting so many recipes, with trial and error, I finally settled with this recipe after making few changes. Can you believe that you can make chocolate cake in a mug in just 3 minutes.Yes, it is true, it is so easy to prepare and serve, giving you plenty of time to spend with your loved one. This Valentine's Day, you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your sweetheart. The mug cake is just in time for Valentine's day! Today we will learn how to make 5-minutes chocolate mug cake following this easy recipe.

5 minutes chocolate mug cake

5 Minutes Microwave Chocolate Cake in a mug

5 Minutes Microwave Chocolate Cake in a mug

 Prep Time : 3 mins
 Cook Time : 4 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryCakes
 Recipe CuisineInternational

   Ingredients needed

   Dry ingredients

   All purpose flour/ maida - 4 tbsp
   Sugar - 4 tbsp
   Cocoa powder -2 tbsp
   Baking powder - 1/4 tsp

  Wet Ingredients

   Egg - 1 small
   Milk - 3 tbsp
   Oil or melted butter- 2 tbsp (melted butter gives better result)
   Vanilla essence -1/2 tsp

   Chocolate chips - 1 tbsp (optional but recommended)
   Microwave safe mug - 1 big or two smaller ones


Grease the mug with a little butter or oil.


Mix all the dry ingredients in a mug. (maida, sugar, baking powder and cocoa powder)

Then add egg and mix it well.

Add milk, melted butter and vanilla essence. Mix well.

Add chocolate chips (recommended) and mix it gently.

Microwave at 800 W for 1 minute.Check it after 1 minute. Then microwave for another minute or two.(each microwave is different, so adjust seeing your cake). Allow it to cool.

Serving tips

1.Run a knife around the edges and invert the cake onto a plate and cut it into round or hearts using a cookie cutter. Top it with vanilla ice cream and serve.

2.Serve as such with the mug, topped with vanilla ice cream. Tastes awesome!!

3.Just sprinkle powdered sugar on top and serve. Cut out a small cardboard heart, keep it on top of the cake and dust powder sugar on the rest of the area. Remove the heart and it will be as in the picture above.

5 minutes microwave chocolate mug cake

Eggless Chocolate cake in a mug

For eggless version, follow the same recipe omitting the egg. The cake will be more fudgy and will not be as soft as the ones with eggs. It tastes great if served with a scoop of ice cream.

 eggless steamed chocolate mug cake
Egg less steamed chocolate cake
Steamed chocolate cake in a mug

I tried steaming the cake and the result was not bad but it took around 20 minutes for the cake to be done.

Note - For 2 persons, follow the same recipe, but divide the batter into 2 microwave safe mugs (fill only up to 3/4) and microwave separately.

Since I do not have a microwave, I went to my friend's house just to bake this cake and post it in time for Valentine's day. Happy Valentine's day!

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  1. My my..what a cutie! Just in time for valentines day..:-)

  2. yummy.. cake.. ippa try panna pooren..

  3. super easy recipe for valentines day...

  4. Looking so yummy & gorgeous.... Lovely presentation. :-) Happy Valentines day...

  5. looks good.. easy and quick way to satisfy ur dessert cravings

  6. I made it and was Gr8 I added a tiny pinch of salt to the unsalted butter

  7. Very nice recipe Paddu. Happy to follow you.

  8. Wow!! The microwaved chocolate cake looks delicious!! Lovely snaps!!

  9. i tried this and it came out just awesome!!!

  10. This is a great recipe! If you have a 1000 W microwave like mine 1 minute of baking time will do :) Thanks Padhu!

  11. i made it and loved it. highly recommended if u ask me.

  12. I made it expecting it to be a disaster since all my efforts at baking has till now been great disasters. But, it turned out great. A bit dry, but tasty and fluffy. I am a big fan of ur blog.

  13. Replies
    1. Yes, you can but will take more than 5 minutes.

  14. Hi, can we use wheat instead of maida for baking recipes?

    1. It will be very dense. You can try half maida and half wheat flour. Try my healthy Ragi Chocolate Cake (no maida)

  15. You should get a microwave. That is a must. :D

  16. Can we use condensed milk for the eggless variety to improve the fluffiness?

  17. Should I set it to convection mode or in microwave mode?


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