Molten Chocolate Mug Cake |

Molten Chocolate Mug Cake

  • Author: April @ Girl Gone Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


As the name of this recipe suggests, this single-serve cake is “baked” in a mug in the microwave meaning there are just five minutes between you and a big spoonful of this chocolaty rich dessert. Adapted from Lucky Peach, my version amps up the decadence with some butter, cream, and a generous dollop of vanilla bean ice cream to top it off.



  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup vanilla bean ice cream (optional)


  1. Combine the butter, egg, and cream together in a coffee mug until well combined. Add the flour and sugar and keep stirring. Add the cocoa, vanilla, and salt and stir until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  2. Place the mug in a microwave and cook for 2 minutes. Remove the mug from the microwave and let it sit for a few minutes to cool.
  3. Top the cake with the ice cream, grab a spoon, and dig in.

  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 933
  • Sugar: 75.8g
  • Sodium: 2415.8mg
  • Fat: 56.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 99.5g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Protein: 13.5g

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