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Dark Chocolate Mug Cake

Dark Chocolate Mug Cake

Making a mug cake from scratch is easy! This chocolate cake is 'baked' in a matter of seconds–yum!

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5 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time



2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon dark unsweetened baking cocoa  

1 tablespoon dark chocolate baking chips

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)

1 tablespoon water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional Toppings

Caramel sauce

Fudge sauce

Ice cream

Aerosol whipped cream


Decorator sprinkles


 *Substitute unsweetened baking chocolate.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place butter into large coffee mug; microwave 30-45 seconds or until melted. Add all remaining cake ingredients; mix well with fork.

    Tip: The Right Size Mug

    Coffee mug should be at least 12 ounces to ensure ingredients don't spill over during cooking.

  2. STEP 2

    Microwave 60-90 seconds or until cake pulls away from sides and top is dry. (Do not overcook.) Cool slightly. Top with desired toppings.

Nutrition (1 serving)

520 Calories
31 Fat (g)
245 Cholesterol (mg)
450 Sodium (mg)
55 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
7 Protein (g)
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