Quick cake in a cup

Equipped with only a microwave and a mini-fridge, you can still make a variation of the tasty—and photogenic—snacks that normally depend on high-level cooking artillery. Take advantage of a time when you can eat dessert before—or instead—of dinner by using the following recipe to bake yourself a miniature chocolate cake in under 10 minutes.

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake


1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

1/4 cup of white sugar

2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder

1/8 teaspoon of baking soda

1/8 teaspoon of salt

3 tablespoons of milk

2 tablespoons of canola oil

1 tablespoon water

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Requiring approximately five minutes to prep and two minutes to cook, the entire recipe should take around seven minutes.

1. In a microwave-safe mug, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

2. Stir the milk, canola oil, water and vanilla extract into the mug.

3. Cook in the microwave for one and a half to two minutes—until the cake’s middle solidifies.