Eggless Chocolate Mug Cake

I love cake. I really do. Considering how often I make a cake, I don’t often eat a lot of cake. However, a couple years ago, I found a recipe for Chocolate Mug Cake. For those of you who have NEVER heard of mug cakes (blasphemy!), it is exactly what it sounds like.  A little slice of cake heaven, but in a mug made in the microwave, usually in about 5 minutes. Oh yes. 5 minutes = cake. You are welcome.

Last night I was craving a mug cake, because at work I saw a bunch of desserts and just wanted CAKE. But, sad day, we had no eggs. I went online, and ta-da! Eggless Chocolate Mug Cake. Unfortunately I can’t remember the site I found it, but I managed to make the cake again today (I’m eating it as I write this! :P) and it was just as good as last night.

Shame on me though, I devoured the cake before even thinking of a photo op, so, the photo below is just from Google. Still though, if you like THIS mug cake, head on over to Kirbie’s Cravings – a fantastic fellow food blogger with and ENTIRE SECTION of her blog devoted to mug cakes. Again, you are welcome! Now, enough WORDS. More CAKE.

Kirbie’s Cravings Link


Mug Cake


Paul and I have been experimenting with mug cakes for a while. He prefers a chocolate cake with mint extract. I like a chocolate  cake with orange extract. We both enjoy a chocolate cake with peanut butter mixed in. The cake I made was a version of that. Chocolate cake with Reese’s peanut butter chips, topped with vanilla ice cream. Awesome.

Okay. Go make a mug cake!


Yields: 1 mug cake

4 tbsp. flour
3 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. cocoa
¼ tsp. baking soda
3 tbsp. milk
3 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. flavoured extract (ex. orange, mint, almond) (optional)
Chocolate/Reese’s Peanut Butter/Mint/Butterscotch/Cinnamon chips (optional)

In a large mug, mix all dry ingredients until blended. Whisk in milk, oil and vanilla until smooth. If desired, mix in extract and/or flavour chips. Cook in microwave for 2 minutes. Serve with frosting or ice cream.


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