How to make a simple mug cake in 2 minutes

Have you been craving some cake?! Going out to buy one can be quite expensive and stressful even. So why not make your own using the simplest ingredients available in your kitchen. You don’t even need an oven just a microwave! Check out this simple recipe on how to make a simple chocolate mug cake in 2 minutes.

Watch the  video tutorial here:


  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp regular granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (optional)
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder (optional)
  • A few drops of vanilla essence or another essence of your choice
  • Add chocolate chips, nuts, raisins, biscuits if you want.
  • Add any toppings of your choice.


  1. Get all the dry ingredients together.

    Add 4 tbsp of all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp of baking powder (optional), 4 tbsp of granulated sugar and 2 tbsp cocoa powder (optional). Get a medium-sized mug or a big one and mix the dry ingredients. Ensure the ingredients don’t fill the mug.

  2. Get 1 medium-sized egg and mix in with the dry ingredients.

  3. Next add the 3 tbsp milk, 3 tbsp vegetable oil or melted butter. Add a few drops of vanilla essence and mix until smooth. Add the chocolate chips, nuts, raisins, biscuits if you want. Mix all the ingredients well.

Place your mug in the middle of the microwave oven and cook on High for about 1½ -2 mins. When it has  stopped rising and it is firm to the touch, then it’s done.

That’s it! try out this simple recipe and make delicious mug cakes for friends and family. Don’t be afraid to be creative with the recipe too. Feel free to have your cake with some ice cream, whipped cream, custard or tea. Do leave a comment if you liked this post.