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Chocolate Mug Cake - No Egg!

Published Wednesday, 30 March, 2016 by Emma

A chocolate mug cake that doesn't require egg. / Serves: 1 / Nutritional info: Egg-free, contains gluten (in the flour)



  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 4 tsp Cocoa Powder / Hot Chocolate Powder
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Flour
  • Chocolate Chips (optional)


1. Melt the butter in a mug in the microwave. Try microwaving for 10/15 seconds, and if still solid, do 5 seconds at a time.

2. Add the cocoa powder / hot chocolate powder. I used caramel hot chocolate powder, which gave it a little more sweetness, but any is good.

3. Add the milk and whisk all with a fork in circular motions.

4. Add the brown sugar and whisk after each table spoon, until the mixture is smooth (try scraping your fork along the bottom and outside of the mug to see if there are any granules left; if not, you're good). This shouldn't matter too much however, as the sugar will melt in the microwave, so don't worry if you can't get every last granule.

5. Add the flour and again whisk with a fork until you get a smooth liquid (don't worry if it looks a bit runny; it's meant to be).

6. If you chose to use chocolate chips, add half of them to the mixture and mix them in. Just before you put the cake in the microwave, scatter the remainder of the chocolate chips on top.

7. Microwave the mug for 1 min 45 secs (600W), 1 min 30 secs (800W) or 1 min 15 secs (1000W).

If you want to flavour your mug cake, a good idea is to add extracts when you add the milk.


  • Xena 2 years ago

    I made this and added a big spoonful or caramel sauce. It was perfect and not way dried out like most recipes I find. Delicious and moist.

  • ImInlovewiththecoco 3 years ago

    I love this recipe really great and easy to make

  • Alexi 3 years ago

    Actually my microwave is can the cake is baked un an oven...if yes can you guve the temperature and duration...

  • Karol 3 years ago

    oh oops it was 4 tsp cocoa powder? xD I also read wrong, i ended up adding 5 tablespoons, cake was perfect <3

  • Gummy bear 3 years ago

    So so yummy-now in my tummy

  • Blake 3 years ago

    Turns out I put in 4tbsp of cocoa powder instead of 4tsp. This didn't ruin it, it actually dried it out a bit more, which was rather nice =) going over the cocoa amount wont hurt it.

  • Blake 3 years ago

    Did this recipe, worked out well, added a touch more milk though, certainly going to make this again =3

  • Mica 3 years ago

    Any kind of milk? powder or milk liquid?

  • Chocolate cake 3 years ago

    It is so nice

  • I love mugs 3 years ago

    This is so help full and it is so fun my kids loved it

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