Chocolate Mug Cake {Happy Birthday}

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Chocolate Mug Cake – Want cake? In just two minutes you can have this perfect single serving chocolate mug cake!

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Ana 4

Two years ago today I became a Mother – truly, the best gift EVER. It was the day that I realized what love really was, what caring really meant, and what fear felt like.

This morning I woke up bright and early to make a quick cake for breakfast. I wanted to surprise the birthday girl with something that had sugar, chocolate, and more sugar on top.

I was so excited to give it to her, but I was turned down… WHAT?!?

She walked away from the table, walked up to the pantry, pointed up and said, “Cookie!”. She chose the Oreos over my quick, sugary, chocolatey mug cake.


I told her she could have an Oreo only if she would let me take a picture of her. She agreed. (Normally she runs far and away as soon as I pick up my camera… I run after her and snap with it until I get a decent picture).

Birthday Cake

That’s the money shot.

I really hope she likes the cake that she will have at her birthday party on Sunday. I probably should have ordered an OREO cake, instead. :/

Ana, Happy 2nd Birthday! You are my love, my кукла, my злато, my душа, my срце, my everything. (translation: doll, gold, soul, heart)


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Chocolate Mug Cake

Craving something sweet? Make this easy chocolate mug cake in the microwave in under 3 minutes. It has all the fudgy indulgence, minus the whole cake!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1 serving


  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar
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  • In a microwave safe mug, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Stir in milk, oil, water, and vanilla extract.
  • Cook in microwave for 1 minutes 45 seconds, or until cake is done in the middle. 
  • Dust with powdered sugar.
  • Serve.


Serving: 1mug cake | Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2.8mg

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  1. Karen K. says:

    this totally came out like a brick….sorry!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Hi Karen! I’m sorry the mug cake didn’t quite turn out for you, but all microwaves are different and maybe the baking-time is too long for your unit. I have made this cake plenty of times and I can assure you that it works. I truly am sorry, though, that you didn’t enjoy the cake. Thank you for chiming in.

  2. dianie says:

    this is really nice i made this

    super easy !!

    thanks for sharing

    if we can use butter as an alternative of olive oil , it’s also good

  3. Rosi says:

    Hey! I have also tried making these with my own recipe and they get a bit dry since we bake them in the microwave. So I would suggest to eat with some cream or even ice cream if you have! Improves the taste very successfully!
    Try it out! Nice blog, feel free to visit mine if you like

  4. Elyse@ The Cultural Dish says:

    Hahaha your daughter is so cute! The mug cake does look delicious even though she may have chosen the oreo over your dessert! 🙂

  5. Kelly says:

    Loved reading this… beyond beautiful.

  6. Claudie says:

    I’m a bit late, but: Happy birthday to your daughter!!! She’s one wonderful little treasure. I wish you and her many many happy moments, both with and without oreo cookies 😉