1 Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake in a Mug

We are starting the second week of BM#52, I will be doing some Cooking Substitutions. In this theme, I wanted all those dishes that can be cooked in alternate means, when the gadget or ingredient the original recipe requires is not with you. 

So if you don't have an oven, how will you make an instant cake or cookie press or a nozzle etc. I have used Murukku acchu for Piping, Paniyaram pan for Cakes, Pressure Cooker for Cakes. For today I have made a quick instant Nirvana with Chocolate cake in Microwave. 

Using Microwave for such quick cakes is easy for the instant craving and quick dessert. The one you see below was made for the photo and I made it again twice for the kids after they tasted it. 

While this blog is full of chocolate cakes, muffins and also Microwave versions, I thought I can't afford to check if I have made this proportion or not. Just to confirm I confirmed and noticed the proportions were different and also this was simply perfect for basic combinations.

This joins my Anniversary Mela

1 Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake in a Mug 

Ingredients Needed:

All purpose flour - 3 tbsp
Sugar - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Baking powder a pinch
Salt a tiny pinch
Milk - 4 -5 tbsp
Butter - 1/2 tsp
Chocolate chips - 1/4 cup (save some for garnishing)

How to make the instant Cake in Mug

In the serving bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, baking powder, butter and mix well. Add the chocolate chips. Garnish the chips on top.

MW for 30 Secs, stop and again MW for 30 secs.

Wait for a minute and serve right away.


First time I made without adding butter. So without butter also it turns out very good. However for that creaminess you can add butter.

Since I love dark chocolate effect, I added 2 tbsp, you can add 11/2 tbsp for less chocolate taste

Ensure you serve this right away, else it will become harder. This is meant to be served right way.

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