Easy Chocolate Mug Cake (Without Egg)

A friend just told me that her husband will only eat dessert if it's fresh. Like bake a batch of brownies one day and gobble up as many as you can, because even if there are any left, the second day they somehow turn gross, fresh. We all have our things. I actually hate making desserts if we aren't going to consume them in a day or two, so if I'm baking something for dessert, it's because I usually have something I'm going to with a crowd that's going to consume it. But sometimes I just want a little something I can make that will indulge my sweet tooth. This easy chocolate mug cake is the best out there! It's the perfect single serve mug cake recipe you will find!

lava cake in a coffee mug with chocolate chips

Chocolate Mug Cake 

chocolate cake in a coffee mug with frosting and chocolate sprinkles

What is a mug cake?

Pure heaven, that's what! But seriously, a mug cake is a single-serve dessert that you can make in a coffee mug in your microwave. It's as easy as that!

If you find a recipe for a mug cake that includes eggs, be wary. I find that eggs cooked in a mug cake {in the microwave in particulr} cook up rubbery. No one likes rubbery eggs!

chocolate lava cake in a mug

How to make chocolate mug cake

Yield: 1
rae dunn coffee mug cake

Chocolate Mug Cake

prep time: 2 min cook time: 5 min total time: 7 mins
A delicious egg-free chocolate mug cake


  • 1/2 C flour
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 4 TBS unsweetened Cocoa
  • 3 TBS whole milk
  • 3 TBS Canola oil
  • 1/4 TSP Pure vanilla extract


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until combined
  2. Pour into the mug
  3. Place in microwave and cook for 2-3 minutes on high.
  4. Let cool for 2 minutes.
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Want to make a chocolate lava mug cake?

Adjust your cook time to make a lava mug cake. A lava cake is a bit runnier in general and more fudge-like and less cake-like, so try to cook the mug cake for about a minute less {try 90 seconds to start and then give it a try}.

How to create mug cake variations

Love the recipe, but want to try some variations? Let's say a Nutella mug cake? Add 1 tsp of Nutella to your recipe before cooking, it's as easy as that!

Other mug cake variations:

Peanut butter lovers: add 1 tsp of peanut butter
chocolate berry flavor: add 1 tsp of berry flavored jam
s'more's and chocolate: add mini marshmallows and some chocolate squares

The possibilities are endless!

Chocolate frosting and some chocolate chips are my favorite topping, but feel free to add your own variation! Heck, nice and warm from the microwave topped with ice cream is pretty delicious too!

rae dunn mug cake recipe

However you want to try it, this mug cake is the perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth craving. And it takes just a few minutes, so give it a try! I think you are going to love it.

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