Chocolate Mug Cake With Filling in 1 Minute

I’ve been searching for an easy bake cake for awhile now and I bumped into the world of mug cakes. I like the fact that you can make it under 3 minutes or less, you can make a serving just for yourself, the ingredients are not that many and you can do it easily.

I’ve seen lots of recipes from videos on YouTube, articles I found on Pinterest and other blogs but each time I try those, I fail. Mostly it doesn’t taste as good as it looks, it’s either to soggy or dry and other times, it just tasted like eggs. So I kind of researched a bit and I made sure I won’t use eggs because 1 egg is just too much for a mug cake. Oh, and make sure you have a microwave oven for this to actually work.


Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp of flour
  • 2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 pinches of baking soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of Nutella
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil

Directions:

1. As shown in the photos, add all dry ingredients first in the mug: 4 tbsp of flour, 2 tbsp of cocoa powder, 3 tbsp of sugar, 2 pinches of baking soda, and 1 pinch of salt.

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2. Mix all the dry ingredients together. It will look like that on the above photo after mixing.

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3. Mix all liquid ingredients: 1/4 cup of milk and 2 tbsp of vegetable oil. I prefer mine mix it in a separate cup.

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4. Pour the mixed liquid ingredient in the mug and mix it together. It should have a smooth consistency. Not too watery, not too thick.

 

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5. Take 1 tbsp of Nutella or a filling of your choice and drop it at the center of the mixture. It will just sink and it will serve as the filling.

6. Place the mug inside the microwave for 1 minute. You can add a few seconds but too much will make it dry. I like my cake a little moist so 1 minute is just enough.

7. Let it cool and enjoy!

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54 Comments

  • Reply
    Salvé Dalmacio
    April 21, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    I will definitely try this! Haha! 🙂

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      Alissa
      April 21, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      You definitely should! 🙂

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    April 21, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Love the “filling”! Mug Cakes are my life 😉
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    Dana @ Pellerini Proclaims
    April 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Wow…that looks decadent! I wonder if it will work well with gluten-free flour…I will have to check it out!

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      Alissa
      April 22, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      Maybe it will. Try it out 🙂

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    Brittany Bergman
    April 21, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Oh man, you had me hooked at “Nutella.” I can’t wait to try this!
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    Sheryl
    April 21, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    I love this. Sometimes you need a little dessert. 🙂
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    jaime
    April 21, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    What i love on this Post?? the NUTELLA 😛 I think my Sister can do this for me!!

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    Sam @ PancakeWarriors
    April 21, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Yum mix in some frozen berries and peanut butter and I’m in heaven!
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      Alissa
      April 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm

      That’s a great idea! 🙂 Great for presentation too

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    Janice
    April 21, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    This is so great! I’m gonna try it with my three kids. I’m sure they’re gonna enjoy it. 🙂
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      Alissa
      April 22, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      You should. Let me know how it turns out

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    Kate
    April 21, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    This looks amazing–so much better than the ones I’ve tried! I can’t wait to try this sometime soon.

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    Marissa
    April 21, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    You had me a chocolate 😉 Thanks for sharing!
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    Alyssa
    April 22, 2015 at 12:03 am

    This looks so good!! I know what you mean about lots of other recipes. The only time I tried to make a mug cake, it was a disaster. I’m still not really sure what went wrong, but I’m gonna blame the recipe. ;P Hahah I’ll have to try this one!

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      Alissa
      April 22, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Yes, try it and let me know how it went. This is the only recipe I found successful lol

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    Alyssa
    April 22, 2015 at 12:03 am

    This looks so good!! I know what you mean about lots of other recipes. The only time I tried to make a mug cake, it was a disaster. I’m still not really sure what went wrong, but I’m gonna blame the recipe. ;P Hahah I’ll have to try this one!

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    R U S S
    April 22, 2015 at 12:14 am

    I do this! Haha. I have a sweet tooth and there are times when I just need to have something sweet. If I can’t find chocolates at home, I do this. I have condensada version of this – it’s more rich & creamy though, but just as good.
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      Alissa
      April 22, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      Condensed instead of the regular milk?

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    Ayesha
    April 22, 2015 at 2:17 am

    Wow! A quick and easy to do dessert for the fam:) Thanks for sharing! Family will definitely enjoy this.
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    Shayne
    April 22, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Oh my gosh! I used to do this as a kid because I wasn’t allowed to use the oven hahaha. I didn’t use Nutella though, so I might just have to revisit an old favorite with a new addition. 🙂
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      Alissa
      April 25, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Do you know any easy microwave recipes?

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    Aneth
    April 22, 2015 at 6:52 am

    I’ve been eager to try this for the longest time. Too bad our microwave’s not working 🙁
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      Alissa
      April 25, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Aww it’s so fun to make. Hope you get your microwave fixed soon.

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    Dani
    April 22, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Nutellaaaa <3 So want to try this, but also tempted to just ring the owner of Voila! jar cakes (we work in the same office) haha. Mahirap kalaban ang katamaran.

    xo Dani
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      Alissa
      April 25, 2015 at 10:44 am

      I haven’t heard of Voila but it’s really easy and fun to make. Beat the laziness. haha

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    DT
    April 22, 2015 at 7:25 am

    This is my favorite recipe ever.. I don’t remember where I found it first, but it made me famous among family and friends.. 🙂 It’s a great feeling, especially when it’s something so easy.
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    DT
    April 22, 2015 at 7:26 am

    This is my favorite recipe ever.. I don’t remember where I found it first, but it made me famous among family and friends.. 🙂 It’s a great feeling, especially when it’s something so easy.
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    phyliciamarie
    April 22, 2015 at 9:19 am

    It’s so easy to do, and the ingredients are readily available! Did the nutella filling sink into the batter or did come out like a hollow center filled with nutella?
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      Alissa
      April 25, 2015 at 10:45 am

      It’s like in the center. It didn’t mix with the other ingredients.

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    Lou Castaneda
    April 22, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Looks so yum. This is a must try! 😀

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    Clarisse
    April 23, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Looks yummy and easy!! I wanna try this 😀

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    Mimi Gonzales
    April 23, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Chocolate!!!! <3 Forever will be my love. Haha jk. Unfortunately we don't have an oven. 🙁 This is so easy to make, though! If only I have an equipment with me I'd definitely get so fat by eating this everyday. Haha. I guess I'll just lurk around and find moist cakes to my liking 🙁
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      Alissa
      April 25, 2015 at 10:47 am

      This is the reason why my throat sores right now. Haha. Been addicted to this. Aww I made this just using a microwave oven. We don’t have a big oven.

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    Joyce
    April 23, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Wow! this looks yummy, Al. I must try this soon! 🙂

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      Alissa
      April 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Try it! Add your own twist too

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    Helga Weber
    April 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

    We don’t have a microwave so I’ve never made mug cake. But I did make fridge cake last night!!!! 😀
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      Alissa
      April 25, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Yum!! I found a no bake Oreo cheesecake recipe and you can use it by just using a fridge. Maybe I’ll try that

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    Darlyn
    April 25, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Ohmygosh, this looks so delicious. You had me at Nutella. I’ve seen mug cake recipes on the Internet before, but this has got to be the easiest one I’ve ever found. I can’t wait to try this once I have all the necessary ingredients.

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      Alissa
      April 25, 2015 at 10:18 am

      This is the best recipe I’ve ever tried. I hate recipes with eggs on them. Tasted like eggs haha. Try it!

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    Raisa
    April 25, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I see this a lot on Tumblr but never tried it! This recipe has Nutella, so I’m definitely giving it a shot. XD
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    Areeba
    April 25, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    O EM GEE! This looks so tasty!!! I’m surely gonna try this!
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    Areeba
    April 25, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    O EM GEE! This looks so tasty!!! I’m surely gonna try this 🙂
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    Christine
    April 25, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    I love that you used a filling! I have seen a lot of these but most of them seem to fail like you mentioned. I’ll have to give your recipe a try!

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    Yshy
    April 26, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Wow!! Looks really delicious and easy to prepare! Will try this next week! <3

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    Roxanne
    April 29, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    OMG this looks so delicious! ♥︎ I’m not allowed to drink coffee and eat coffee-flavored stuff anymore because my tummy is really acidic but I would really love to try this one out especially bec you said in your latest post that your loved ones liked it. Maybe I could try making one. I’m a fan of mug cakes anyway! xx
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      Alissa
      May 3, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Yes!! Try it. It’s my go to comfort food.

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    Jomil Adrielle
    July 5, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Waaah! Will definitely try this! It’s so easy!

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    Melanie Dianne M.
    March 21, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Looks yummy! Did you try baking other flavors as well?

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    Kai Rafanan
    April 30, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Salamat pwede ko nang gawin to before going to school!!! Hahaha

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    Clint
    October 13, 2016 at 4:33 am

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    I share this to my office mates and we’ll try this on Friday.
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    Sophia
    April 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    My gosh, this looks amazing! I love making mug cakes, I haven’t tried this recipe before so I will have to give it a go! xx

    Sophia xx

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    Bae Milanes
    July 14, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    How does it taste? Isn’t it too sweet?

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