Minute chocolate Mug Cake

This has to be the best recipe I ever found...please try it and enjoy...

1 coffee mug

4 tbls. flour (plain..not self -rising)

4 tbls. sugar

2 tbls. baking cocoa

1 egg

3 tbls. milk

3 tbls.oil

3 tbls. choco chips (optional)

small splash of vanilla

Add dry ingred. to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.

Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.

Add the choco chips (if using) and vanilla, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.

The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed !

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate, if desired. Eat

Can serve 2...and this is the most dangerous cake recipe known because now you are only five minutes away from chocolate cake any time of the day...or night yikes. ! :o) hugs G-Ma

P.S. ashwinspga has given me a good idea.....you can add nuts....also of course choco frosting or whip cream or whatever turns you on...lol

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ASHWINSPGA 8 years ago from Lion City ( Singapore)

Nana do you forgot to mention sugar or something sweetening? mine turned out seriously bitter.

oops sorry my bad 4 Tablespoon sugar. :=0


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funride 8 years ago from Portugal

Tasty! I´m having some difficulties going to sleep today, it´s 4:57 in the morning here and I´m still awake. I better go and try those chocolate mug cake LOL. See you tomorrow ;-)


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Earth Angel 8 years ago

You are a Chocolate Angel!! Blessings always, Earth Angel!!


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

my dear ashwin.....so sorry..that must  have been really bad.....so did you try again??? Bless you thanks for posting anyway...G-Ma :o) hugs


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

funride..oh my..oh dear what seems to be the problem??you need your rest love...I hope you didn't try the cake and then try to sleep..no no no..Sweet Dreams my angel and thanks for commenting....hope you didn't forget the sugar...LOL :O) G-Ma :o) hugs


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

EarthAngel...thank you dear lady for commenting..and who doesn't love chocolate??? Cake in 5 minutes  yums...Hope you enjoy...G-Ma :o) hugs


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ASHWINSPGA 8 years ago from Lion City ( Singapore)

I tried it a second time and realized i ran out of eggs. quickly drove to my neighbourhood store bought the eggs. this time i did it slowly and carefully and finally it turned out delicious.Nana I even added some roasted ground nuts to make the cake crunchier. Thank you so much NANA for sharing such a tasty treat with us

p/s* Nana out of curiosity, :o)

a) eyes, nose, mouth

b) eyes, mouth, chin

Which one is correct?


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topstuff 8 years ago

i admit you have best choclote recipies.Delicious post


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

ashwin...Congratulations,,,,Success,,,what a difference SUGAR can make hey?  Am so thankful you finally were able to taste how good it is...and I guess I should have suggested you can add anything you like...like frosting, whip cream...oh and NUTS....you are a Dear..Thank you for your fresh attitude .....G-Ma :o) hugs

p/s* answer b) eyes , mouth, chin       .......... .....or maybe

                  a) eyes , nose, mouth....I give up...tell me Please!!! I am stumped :O(...Poor Nana


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

topstuff..thank you sweetie and hope you don't forget the sugar LOL Thanking you kindly for your comment....G-Ma :o) hugs


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moonbun 8 years ago from London

Wow G Ma, that's looks and sounds amazing, and so simple to make too. I must try it! :)


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

thank you for commenting my sweet one...am actually enjoying a cup now..ssshhh so please let me know if you liked it ok? G-Ma :o) hugs


Sciantel 8 years ago

Sounds delicious! I'm going to try it. I am a choco-holic!


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Sciantel..Hi sweetie Long time no see...How are you? Yes and it is easy and fast and addictive too Yikes !!! Thanks for commenting...G-Ma :o) hugs


homeskoolmama 8 years ago

I tried this and it did not work. It boiled all over the inside of my microwave. I tried it anyway and it was horrible. WAY too salty tasting. Any idea why?

Oh one thing my microwave is 700 watt. Suggestions on time


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

oh my so sorry..doesn't call for salt...did you forget the sugar like Ashwin did?..and I do not know about time with 700 watt..Wish I could have cleaned the mess for you tho :o(..

I can try to find out..Thanks tho for letting me know...G-Ma :o) hugs


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Well I made another one tonight..it worked very well....but I used cake flour and it seemed rubbery to me. So just all-purpose flour seems to be best...also I added the choco chips this time but they all were on the bottom.....so trial and error i guess?

still is fun.....G-Ma :o) hugs


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

To think it is so easy and quick to make.

Why did not I think of it first.

It is patentable


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

hey Mr.M Thank you and how are you?? My best to you and the wife...G-Ma :o) hugs


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

You've got to be kidding! A chocolate cake you bake in microwave right in a mug for only 5 minutes. Ohhhh, G-Ma you are right. This is dangerous. And then you had to go and add Ashwins great idea. Your killing me!!!! LOL and I love it!


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Well I know...it was a mistake finding this recipe...but it works so enjoy...once in a while....Thanks for the comment sugar...G-Ma :o) hugs


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MaryCola 8 years ago from Georgia

Wow what a wonderful recipe , it;s great.


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

MaryCola thank you for your comment...and did you try it? You are new to me..nice to meet you...G-Ma :o) hugs


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moonbun 8 years ago from London

Not only do I think that you are possibly one of the loveliest people to ever grace the earth with your beautiful words that I have read. You are a complete nightmare where my weight is concerned! I have tried this, it's delicious, and SOOOOOO easy to make. Everyone should try this recipe. It's so easy to make over, and over......


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Well nice to meet you sweetie moonbun...and thank you for such kind and gracious words.and feeling very flattered right now...flattery will get you everywhere you know???LOL...and yes I wish I never found this recipe too..it is way too easy...but am glad you like it...G-ma :o) hugs


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NYLady 8 years ago from White Plains, NY

Ooh -- ooh. Yum, yum! I'm going to try this over the weekend. Even though I swore I was going to join Jenny Craig over the weekend. Great recipe and it sounds super-easy!


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

yes my dear is easy and soo good too..just use all-purpose flour tho...the first time I used cake flour and it was rubbery..and is better with the choco chips and added nuts...yikess..and is fun to watch grow up over the mug...Kids love it too.

Thanks for your sweet comment and good luck with Jenny Craig..G-Ma :o) hugs


jean van dyck 8 years ago

.hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } Yum! This sounds good. I haven't made it yet, thought I'd pass it along anyway. If any of you make it let me know how it is. When I make it, I'll let you know. Have a great week. Jean


Joy Elizabeth Powell 8 years ago

Yum This Sounds Good


Marc Edword Powell 8 years ago

Yum This Sounds Good


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

to the Powell's..It is good especially if you add the choco chips and some nuts. we have made too many of them because they are quick, easy and so good...thanks for the comments...G-Ma :o) Hugs


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

jean van dyke...somehow it seems I received a message you sent to your family? I do hope you tried this and also liked it, cause it is very good...and also hope your week-end was a good one...LOL...thanks for passing it along...G-Ma :o) hugs


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marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

YUmm my kind of danger and I do agree, it's lethal. LOL thanks g-ma for sweets from the sweet.


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

mariesue...to the sweets...LOL thanks again hun for your always supporting me..and do try it...it is not only good, quick, but fun...the kids love it...G-Ma :o) hugs


shaz 8 years ago

Dont like it...tooo sweet


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

awww...sorry:o( ...cut down on the sugar? don't add the choco chips? and use a more bitter cooking choco? well we can't all like the same thing...what a boring world it would be...thank you my dear tho for commenting and letting me know...G-Ma :o) hugs


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

What a great recipe, cannot believe I missed this one :). This would be good around the holidays too. I am going to digg or mixx your hub because the world needs to see this one. Too good to go unnoticed :).


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Silly girl...but it is very good and much fun for the children...simple and quick...but do let it cool a bit...and I add whipped cream on top..or chocolate frosting...but not necessary...Have fun hun and thanks for the comment...G-Ma :o) Hugs


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

I just saw in hubtivity that you were eating chocolate mug cake so had to come over and have some late night cake with you. mmmmmm mmmmmmm goooood. Got to go to bed now..see you around tomorrow sweet G-Ma! (hugs)


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Thank You  Sweet Dotti1...but I sure didn't sleep too well with all that sweet choco cake...stayed up and watched a Christmas Movie...Hope you slept well?  LOL  Have a good day my dear Lady...G-Ma :o) Hugs


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compu-smart 7 years ago from London UK

G-Ma~

Anything that takes a minute always sounds good! and this does look good and turned me on without the cream and nuts:;)

Its a shame i only have 4 of the ingredients: needed to make it now :(


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

Great Recipe and thanks to Ashwin for making it even more special. I have to try this one of these days.


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

COMPU-SMART....that's too bad...cause it is sooo good...next time Thanks hun for stopping in....G-Ma :o) Hugs

COUNTRYWOMEN...Yes Ashwin is a dear and please do try it...I promise you will have fun and like the taste...Thanks dear...G-Ma :o) Hugs

MERRY CHRISTMAS   and    HAPPY NEW YEAR


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anomaly120 7 years ago

sounds yummy

ill definitely try it


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

good....it's fun and good...so let me know dear how you did ok...Have a good day G-Ma :o) Hugs


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indy cindy 7 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

This looks delicious ... and I adore chocolate. Can't wait to try it.


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

indy cindy...I know you will like it...and is so fast and simple and satisfying...yikess...Thanks for your comment sweetie...G-Ma :o) Hugs & Peace


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

Is it "Minute Chocolate Mug Cake" Time again. I love coming over for late night snacks with you. :)


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Hey sweetie sounds good to me now too...ready ?...set...GOOOO... I'LL BE DONE first...with some cold milk yummm> sweet dreams hun...G-Ma :o) Hugs & Peace


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

Deeeelicious! Thanks for everything. Hugs and Peace to you too, G-Ma. Niteeee Nite!


choco nut 7 years ago

Just tried it. Too heavy and dry. Do you sift the flour 1st or scoop right out of the bag?


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

i JUST TOOK IT OUT OF BAG   but be sure to use all-purpose only...and adding the chips helps too...I have  never had a problem....Just make sure you stir each addition well...sorry, wish I was there...Thanks for commenting ...G-Ma :o) Hugs & Peace


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Absolutely amazing! Thanks a billion! I love stuff like this!!! Mmmmmmmm!

Just imagine - a cup of coffee with a cup of cake!


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

yep and in about the same amount of time...enjoy...thanks for stopping in...cakes ready...G-Ma :o) Hugs & Peace


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kate rhodes 7 years ago from Gloucestershire, England

This has just been emailed to me and I had to see a picture...you had them and it looks absolutely marvellous...going to try it very soon :)


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Denny Lyon 7 years ago from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

This is a real OMG moment, wow! 5 minutes away from a chocolate fix!!! Are you kidding, I'm in love! Have to blog this on over to my readers on my chocolate blog as they will go nuts over it! Will put this up on some social sites too as people will really love this easy quick recipe. From your grateful fan.... :)


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

you bet my dear and it works and it is sooo good...you are such a sweetie pie...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

kate...you will love it...if you like chocolate cake...Kids love to watch it grow...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace


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Jesus_saves_us_7 7 years ago from Seeking Salvation

I bookmarked this page.

Gonna try it real soon.

It looks yummy.

Thanks for the recipe.


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

you bet and I Know you will love it...as long as you Love chocolate...and once again my dear thanks for the comments...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace...P.S. the kids will love to watch it grow :O)


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MellasViews 7 years ago from Earth

creative and delicious... love love love it.


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

MellasViews...Did you try it for real??? I love it too and is so easy...Thanks for commenting sweetie...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace


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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

Instant fan! You are obviously a superior being of great intelligence sent to earth to bring us CHOCOLATE! Loved this recipe -- have to go out now and buy all the ingredients!


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Have fun...but be warned it is just too easy to become addicted to..Yummy and I mean yummy...Thanks for commenting and also joining my fan club...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Yes, quick, tasty, fun and just enuf for one or 2...I hope you try it sweetie...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

what a fabulous idea, i just love it - a whole cake is often just too much or nobody else will eat it, or it's too much trouble, this is just great, thanks g-ma


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Dolores...Make sure you try it...and mix everything well and add the choco chips and let cool and add some choco frosting and be sinful with me ok???  Thanks for the comment...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace


Shimoda 7 years ago

I can't wait to try this one with the kids and I'm sure they'll thank you for it... and ther's so little cleaning up to do!

Thank you x


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

it is amazing the way it grows in the cup...have done it soo many times and it still is fun...enjoy...:O) Hugs (darn I want some now)


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kartika damon 6 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

G-Ma here is another recipe of your I will try - this sounds amazing! Thanks, Kartika


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G-Ma Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

It is sooo fun and good...Kids love to watch it grow...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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Ivorwen 6 years ago from Hither and Yonder

I had one of these last year, but not a recipe. Thank you so much for sharing -- I am making one for my hubby and me right now.


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G-Ma Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

goodie let me know how it goes. We love'em...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia

I cannot believe that this could be so simple. And taste great. I am not a good cook, my husband reckons I can burn water. But what the heck have to go try this. Maybe when he out so I can eat it all by myself. Mean thinking hey what. Thanks for that. Must be good you all cannot be wrong....cheers


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G-Ma Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

burn water...LOL that was funny...and yes it is a good cake just follow the recipe step by step...stir well and then watch it grow...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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hanwillingham 5 years ago

Great hub!


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

Great cake too..try it...:O) Hugs G-Ma


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America

This is a great, easy recipe! Up and Awesome!


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

It is too...make sure you give it a try...but do follow the directions...:O) Hugs G-Ma


Heather 4 years ago

Try a spoonful of frosting at the bottom...


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teaches12345 4 years ago

This seems simple enough but yet will produce a most delish cup of chocolate. I saw something like this on Dr. Oz where a guest made it with ground flaxseed instead of flour. It is so interesting that yours will rise without baking powder. I will try this!


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G-Ma Johnson 4 years ago from NW in the land of the Free Author

teaches12345..yes it works and is very good and can be addicting...LOL :O) Hugs G-Ma Thanks for the comment

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