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Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

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This single serving microwave chocolate chip mug cake starts with a fluffy brown sugar cake base mixed with chocolate chips. It cooks in just 1 minute and tastes like a chocolate chip cookie that got turned into a cake.

Update! I’ve created a video to go along with this post, showing you just how easy this is to make!

Do you ever have one of those days where it just isn’t your day? And you just want to hide in bed or sit in a dark corner and wait for the day to be over so nothing else goes wrong? I had one of those days yesterday.

close-up photo of a spoonful of Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

In the morning I woke up to rain, which was fine, since we are in a serious drought. But the rain was accompanied by some really strong winds which knocked over one of my precious fruit trees. This was then followed by my shower rod suddenly crashing down into the tub (luckily no one was in the shower at the time). When I stepped outside for 30 seconds to see my tree, I managed to miss a FedEx delivery that needed a signature. (I was seriously only outside for 30 seconds.)

Then, while in a rush cooking a dish, I sliced my finger. It was at this point that I wanted to stop doing anything else and just wait for the day to be over. A few more things happened that I won’t get to into. But yeah, it was definitely not my day. And I kept thinking through the whole day that I really needed some comfort food, aka, this chocolate chip mug cake.

This mug cake really hit the spot. It was warm, fluffy, and reminded me of my childhood. It’s a small, single serving cake, which is perfect since I would have consumed twice as much otherwise. And it comes together in about five minutes.
photo collage of Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

If you enjoy this mug cake, check out my mug cake category which has a ton of mug cake recipes or try my Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie, which is another easy treat to make.

I also have an entire cookbook, 5-Minute Mug Cakes*, with nearly 100 recipes!

photo of the cover of 5-Minute Mug Cakes cookbook

*Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).

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Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Servings: 1 mug cake
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This single serving microwave chocolate chip mug cake starts with a fluffy brown sugar cake base mixed with chocolate chips. It cooks in just 1 minute and tastes like a chocolate chip cookie that got turned into a cake.
4.88 from 40 votes


  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • tbsp brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp low fat milk
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp semisweet chocolate chips


  • Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips into a microwave safe mug. This is a small cake so you can use an 8 oz mug and it should just reach the top when finished cooking. You can also use an oversized mug, but the cake will be lower in the mug. Mix with a small, sturdy whisk until a smooth batter forms and no lumps remain.
  • Stir in half of the chocolate chips. Sprinkle remaining half over surface. Cook in microwave for about 1 minute. Let cool a few minutes before eating.


The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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237 comments on “Chocolate Chip Mug Cake”

  1. I was looking for a mug cake and came upon this one. I subbed some ingredients with what I had on hand so I used cake flour, coconut sugar, ghee instead of oil, and a mix of dark chocolate and white chocolate chips. Cooked it for 70 sec and it was perfect! I love it and it is definitely a keeper!!!
    Thanks for sharing this with the world!

  2. Super easy and really delicious when you’re craving a cookie or cake and want it quick!

  3. i made the cake and it didn’t even rise halfway in the mug even though it was all done, (oop*) lolll, but it isn’t half as bad! It tastes pretty good! I think next time i will add a little more milk to mine though, b/c it was a little TOO thick. so yea, thx kirbe! 🙂 P.s. i also just used granulated sugar instead of brown and it was fine.

  4. i’ve never had a recipe so good, quick, and low on dishes that i made a second one immediately after trying the first. second batch i put a marshmallow on top for the last 10 seconds of cooktime.. game changer..

    • I love that you made another one right after! So glad you liked it!

    • This recipe was so good! It was very moist, tasty and just sweet enough. As a 13 year old who is very busy with school and after school activities this is very quick and easy to make. I love to make this when I’m doing homework!! x

  5. We use this recipe at least once a week. It’s the best mug cake recipe we’ve found. I’ve even subbed in whole wheat flour and almond milk and it comes out well.

  6. Amazing!! I used normal sugar and it was so good 🙂

  7. I’ve made this so many times. So good.

  8. This came out perfect. I love mug cakes and this is by far the best chocolate chip one I have made yet.
    Being vegan I just subbed almond milk for reg milk, it came out perfect.
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. i feel like putting it in the oven for 2 mins instead of 1 is more effective. Otherwise it turned out to be perfectly delicious!

  10. Best mug cake I have tried yet! So delicious ? 
    Will be making again. Nice and simple! 

  11. This was amazing added fresh raspberries and vanilla ice cream on top ?

  12. Pretty good but seems a little raw, but barley any dishes! Overall I enjoyed it.

  13. We were neeing something tasty and our two mugs were large. I tripled the recipe but had to use cake flour and half and half creamer due to what I had on hand. Added 15 more seconds to the time for each mug. Worked like a charm and was GREAT when in a pinch!! Thanks!!

  14. The cake was okay but all of the flour sank to the bottom… I mixed it very well and followed the recipe exactly, but when I got to the bottom of the mug it was a solid chunk of flour.
    Also, the texture was strange. The cake wasn’t bad, it tasted nice, but it wasn’t even a moist texture, it felt like jelly. Weird, fluffy jelly.
    If you’re craving cookie dough this recipe is… fine? But I would seek other options/recipes.

    • it sounds like your flour wasn’t mixed into the batter completely. Because if it was mixed in then it’s not possible for the flour to separate and sink to the bottom. I think you likely missed some of the flour when mixing, this can happen especially with mug cakes because of how tall the mug is and also sometimes the flour gets stuck in the crevices of the mug. I always run my whisk all the way to the bottom and around the bottom circle of the mug to make sure I have all the flour.

  15. Kirbie, this is the most amazing recipe EVER! I made one for me and one for my brother!

  16. I just tried the recipe. It was so simple, too simple even, that I initially thought it’d be better not to expect much.

    Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong. I just tried it, and it is just amazing. As a vegan student, I think I just found my new favourite new treat/snack.

    Thank you so much for this. I will definitely be making it again.

  17. Such an amazing recipe! It is so yummy and delicious! I recommend using this because, it is the BEST mug cake i have ever tasted!

  18. This is so good 

  19. Great mug cake! Moist and delicious 🙂 Perfect to hit that sweet craving.

  20. Hi!

    I made this, and it turned out really good! It tasted amazing, and it was so easy to make! I was able to substitute the milk for water, and it worked well. Same with the olive oil. At first I thought it would be too strong, but it turned out perfect! I really enjoyed this recipe!

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