microwave mug cakes?

I didn't even know such a thing existed til today. Is this real, and does it actually taste good? Would love any recipe links!



Emily L. August 25, 2015
yes! I make a microwave brownie (or chocolate cake) every once in a while when I am craving something sweet but don't want to bake an entire cake (always).

2 Tbsp. Butter
2 Tbsp. Water
1/4 tsp. Vanilla
dash of salt
4 Tbsp. White Sugar
2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
4 Tbsp. Flour

Melt the butter in a coffee mug. Add water, vanilla, and salt and stir until smooth. Add sugar, cocoa, and flour and stir until the lumps are out. Optional- add various toppings (pecans, chocolate chips, cacao nibs...) Microwave for 60 seconds.

I actually usually cut this and half because it is so filling/rich!
sonya August 22, 2015
Yes, Cook's Country magazine has a recipe that I've been looking forward to trying!

Coffee Mug Molten Chocolate Cake for Two
From Cook's Country | October/November 2013

Serves 2

We developed this recipe in a full-size, 1200-watt microwave. If you’re using a compact microwave with 800 watts or fewer, increase the cooking time to 90 seconds for each interval. For either size microwave, reset to 50 percent power at each stage of cooking. Use a mug that holds at least 11 ounces, or the batter will overflow. The bittersweet chocolate is added at two points.


4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped, plus 1 ounce broken into 4 equal pieces
1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1 1/4 ounces) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder


1. Microwave butter and chopped chocolate in large bowl, stirring often, until melted, about 1 minute. Whisk sugar, eggs, cocoa, vanilla, and salt into chocolate mixture until smooth. In separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Whisk flour mixture into chocolate mixture until combined. Divide batter evenly between 2 (11-ounce) coffee mugs.

2. Place mugs on opposite sides of microwave turntable. Microwave at 50 percent power for 45 seconds. Stir batter and microwave at 50 percent power for 45 seconds (batter will rise to just below rim of mug). Press 2 chocolate pieces into center of each cake until chocolate is flush with top of cake. Microwave at 50 percent power for 35 seconds (cake should be slightly wet around edges of mug and somewhat drier toward center). Let cakes rest for 2 minutes. Serve.
OMO F. August 21, 2015
But are they safe? what an over cooks in 10-20 minutes a microwave cooks in seconds. makes me wonder..
Susan W. August 21, 2015
Mug cakes take 1-3 minutes depending on the recipe. Not sure why you think they wouldn't be safe. They are thoroughly cooked.
TwoAprons January 13, 2015
My daughter saw this on Pinterest and made a few different types. As with any baking, some recipes were better than others. Cute idea if you want a quick, home-baked fix. Also, just noticed a mug cake book at our local gift shop.
cookbookchick January 13, 2015
Just spotted this: http://www.buzzfeed.com/spoonuniversity/microwave-mug-recipes?bffb&utm_term=4ldqpgp&s=mobile
Angela January 12, 2015
My mom makes and enjoys them, but the texture was always wrong to me.
MRK January 11, 2015
Susan W. January 11, 2015
Like Nancy said, they are cute and fun. I've only made them from scratch though not from a premade box. I think the one I've used is from numbertwopencil.com. She has all kinds of fun recipes like a recipe for two chocolate chip cookies.
Nancy January 11, 2015
they're cute and sometimes addictive, but after a while one thinks of making batches of muffins & scones & freezing some. easy to make & good for those with no oven. made with combined pudding & cake mixes plus garnish to taste - very easy. some from scratch - search online for recipes by "cake in a mug" or "cake in a jar."
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