5 minute chocolate cake in a mug

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1 mug-sized cake


3 tbsp all-purpose flour
3 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 sachet (2 tsp) vanilla sugar (see note)
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp sunflower oilIf you wish:3 tbsp chocolate chips or grated chocolateSugar syrup, appelstroop (Dutch apple syrup), golden syrup, a dash of liqueur, or vanilla ice cream


1. Mix the dry ingredients in the coffee mug. Add the egg and whisk with a fork. Add the milk and oil and whisk some more.

Then stir in the chocolate chips or raisins, if desired.
2. Place the mug in the microwave and “bake” the batter for 3 minutes on high. The cake will rise above the rim of the mug, but that’s fine! Let it cool for a bit. *
3. If you wish, add any syrup, a dash of liqueur, or serve with vanilla ice cream.
Note: If you don’t have vanilla sugar, use 2 teaspoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

* If you don't have a micro wave or would just prefer to use an oven instead use self-rising flour instead of all-purpose flour and bake at 350°F (180°C) in a greased oven-proof cup for about 20 minutes.

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