3 Ingredients, 60 Seconds: Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake
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It’s Monday. You don’t have time for chocolate, right? Wrongo.

No matter what time of the day your chocolate craving hits, you’re just 55 seconds and three ingredients away from your own, personal mug full of the richest, chocolatiest hunk of cake ever.

Created one afternoon while in the fits of a crazy-mad chocolate craving, I attempted to mix together the three vital ingredients for my favorite Chocolate Lava Cake, popped it in the microwave, and had my kids drooling all the “miracle mug” one minute later. It cooked up thick and full of deep chocolate flavor. It made the kitchen smell divine. So, I shared that first mug. But, later, when the kids were tucked to sleep, I mixed together another mug and ate it while watching The Bachelorette. I might have done it the next night. And the night after that, too. I might still be doing it. Because, seriously. Three ingredients; sixty seconds. Who doesn’t have time for chocolate cake when chocolate cake is that quick, easy, and scrumptious?!

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. cocoa powder (depending on how chocolatey you want your cake)
  • 1 standard-sized mug


  1. In mug, crack egg, add powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk together with a small whisk until well mixed.
  2. Microwave for 50-60 seconds, until the cake is cooked through (but not overcooked!).
  3. Top immediately with a handful of milk chocolate chips, hot fudge, whipped cream, or ice cream. For PURE BLISS, my kids and I particularly love to pour several tablespoons of heavy whipping cream over the cake, then eat it with a spoon. Divine!
Posted 10 years Ago
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