This chocolate mocha mug cake is perfect when you are craving dessert! The recipe is simple, made in a coffee mug, and ready in just a few minutes. If you love chocolate and coffee, you will love this easy treat.
This is a rich and fudgy cake that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. When the chocolate craving hits, whip up this recipe and indulge a little bit!
Sometimes I want a sweet treat but don’t have the time or energy for baking. A mug cake lets me make dessert in minutes, with almost no effort.
This mocha cake recipe is perfect for a quick dessert because you need some quick coffee and chocolate flavor. And a Mocha Mug Cake makes sense since it is made in a coffee cup!
For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below
- Cocoa powder
- Baking powder
- Chocolate chips
☕What Kind of Coffee Should I Use for a Coffee Mug Cake?
You can use any coffee you like for a coffee mug cake. A bold, strong coffee will give you the most intense flavor. You can use freshly brewed coffee, instant coffee granules, or instant espresso powder to make the coffee.
At the end of the day, the best coffee to use is one that you enjoy drinking. If you like the coffee on its own, you will also enjoy the coffee-flavored mug cake!
🥣How to Make Mocha Mug Cake
- Melt Butter – Put the butter in a microwave-safe coffee cup and microwave it for 30 seconds. Stir until all the butter melts.
- Add Dry Ingredients – Add the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder to the mug and mix well.
- Add Coffee – Pour the coffee in and stir until all the lumps are gone. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
- Microwave – Microwave the cake batter for 90 seconds until the top is firm and springs back when you touch it.
This chocolate mug cake tastes best when it is warm from the microwave. So serve it right away. Just allow a couple minutes for it to cool.
Add some whipped cream, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, or ice cream for a rich and decadent dessert. Or top the mug cake with berries, chocolate chips, or chocolate-covered espresso beans for just a bit of extra deliciousness.
⭐Tips for for this Microwave Mug Cake
Be sure to check out the step by step instructions
- Stir the batter until all the lumps are gone.
- This recipe is sized for a standard 12-ounce coffee cup. Don’t overfill the mug since the batter will rise up a few inches as it cooks. If you overload the cup, you will end up with a mess all over the microwave.
- Microwaves vary, and the difference between perfect and overcooked is short. Check it after 90 seconds and cook it more if it still looks wet.
- For the best flavor, eat this dessert while it is still warm.
- For a healthier mug cake try protein powder mug cake.
Yes, you can make mug cake in a bowl. Make sure the bowl is at least 12 ounces and is microwave safe. Cereal bowls frequently work well.
A mug cake is a small, one-serving cake that is baked in a coffee mug in the microwave. These cakes are a quick and easy way to make a single serving to satisfy a sweet tooth or have a small, easy-to-make treat.
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Chocolate Mocha Mug Cake Recipe
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoon flour
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 5/8 cup coffee
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
- Put the butter in a microwave-safe coffee mug and melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until it is completely melted.1 tablespoon butter
- Once it is melted, stir in the sugar.2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Add the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder to the mug. Stir to mix well.3 tablespoon flour, 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- Pour in the coffee into the cup and stir until no lumps remain. Then add the chocolate chips.5/8 cup coffee
- Microwave for about 90 seconds until the top looks cooked and springs back when touched.1 tablespoon chocolate chips
- Top the chocolate mug cake with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, raspberries, or more chocolate chips.
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Nutrition facts are estimates.