Easy Microwave Chocolate Cake


Microwave chocolate cake is a quick and easy dessert that can be made in a matter of minutes using a microwave oven. The cake is made with simple ingredients such as flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, eggs, milk, and vegetable oil. The batter is mixed together in a microwave-safe dish and then cooked in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes, or until the cake is fully cooked.

The resulting cake is soft, fluffy, and moist, with a rich chocolate flavor. It can be served plain or with toppings such as whipped cream, chocolate sauce, or fresh fruit. Microwave chocolate cake is a popular choice for a quick and easy dessert, especially when you don't have access to an oven or don't want to wait for a traditional cake to bake. It's also a great option for anyone who wants a single serving of cake without having to make a whole batch.

Easy Microwave Chocolate  Cake

Can You Bake Chocolate Cake In A Mug In The Microwave?

You can, indeed! Divide the batter evenly among cups that are at least one cup in size if you want to prepare this recipe in a mug. 1 minute and 50 seconds in the microwave, then cool and decorate.


Use a microwave-safe mug or ramekin that is at least 8 ounces in size.

Sift the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt) to ensure there are no lumps.

Use high-quality chocolate or cocoa powder for the best flavor.

Avoid overmixing the batter as this can result in a difficult cake.

Once the cake is cooked to your preferences, increase the cooking time in 10-second increments after starting with the smallest amount of time. Before eating, let the cake cool for a while.


Easy Microwave Chocolate  Cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake: Add a spoonful of peanut butter to the batter before microwaving.

Chocolate Chip Cake: Mix in some chocolate chips before microwaving.

Mint Chocolate Cake: Add a drop of peppermint extract to the batter before microwaving.

Nutella Cake: Swirl some Nutella into the batter before microwaving.

Caramel Chocolate Cake: Drizzle some caramel sauce on top of the cake after microwaving.

Red Velvet Cake: Use red food coloring and a small amount of vinegar to create a red velvet cake.

How to Preserve Chocolate Cake in the Microwave

The microwave cake can be kept for up to a day at room temperature or up to four days in the refrigerator. You should store the cake in an airtight container to keep it from drying out.


  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips (optional)

Easy Microwave Chocolate  Cake


In a microwave-safe mug or bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

Add the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds or until the cake has risen and is set in the middle.

Before serving, take it out of the microwave and allow it to cool for a moment.

Optional: Serve with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top.

Note: The cooking time may vary depending on the wattage of your microwave, so adjust accordingly.