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Chocolate Cake In 3 Minutes

Updated on November 4, 2016

Great Cake

I'm making this page about this great, quick, individual serving of cake, because it's a great recipe. My mom sent me the recipe in an e-mail, and I've since given it to my mother-in-law, and my sister-in-law. It's easy to do, and you don't have to just make it chocolate. You can personalize it anyway you want.

Quick Snack

I make this recipe when I want a quick snack. I've made individual ones for desserts for my family. I just love it. It doesn't take long to do, and I've played around with it and added different ingredients. Every time I make it, it turns out great.

Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 3 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 1-2


  • 1 Coffee Mug
  • 4 Tablespoons Of Flour (not self-rising)
  • 4 Tablespoons Of Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Of Baking Cocoa
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tablespoons Of Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Of Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Of Chocolate Chips (optional)
  • Small Splash Of Vanilla


  1. Spray mug with PAM...Add dry ingredients to mug and the chocolate chips (if using), and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add vanilla, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes (1000 watt oven). 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! You can serve two with this if you feel like sharing.
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Is it great?

I think it's a great snack. I've made it for myself many times. It doesn't take long, and it's filling too. Little rough on the teeth though.

Does this seem like a great snack?

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Personalizations I've Used

I know this sounds crazy, but I don't really like chocolate. I've come up with other ways to make this cake that work for me.

I've used marshmallows instead of chocolate chips, I've left it just plain, so it's like a white cake, and I've used brown sugar instead of cocoa. My most recent substitution was strawberry Kool-Aid mix instead of chocolate. If you use this one though, you need to add a little more sugar. Every time, it came out great, and made the cake taste a little different. This photo shows you what it looks like once you dump it out of the mug. This is when I used brown sugar instead of cocoa.

Instead of using vanilla, I've also used Bailey's Irish Creme, and a liqueur called Amber Creme. That gives it a butterscotch type of flavor. If you use alcohol though, you have to add a little bit more flour. The alcohol counteracts the rising effect of the flour.

Other Chocolate Recipes

This will be a list of links to other chocolate recipes I find on the web.

You can leave your favorite recipe, or any other comments you might like to leave. Just remember to keep it G-rated.

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      Shari O'Leary 6 years ago from Minnesota

      @WayneDave LM: You're welcome. Have you tried it yet?

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      ImpartialGreg 6 years ago

      I know a 5 minute microwave chocolate cake that rocks! Will look for that recipe...

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      WayneDave LM 6 years ago

      I am definitely going to try this, I almost can't believe that it is so simple. It sounds great, thanks for sharing this.

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      emmaklarkins 6 years ago

      Everyone has to try this! I didn't think it would work, but it totally did! I made mine in a slightly larger container, though, because I was worried about overflow. Still great!

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      Lauren 6 years ago from Florida

      I love this and have added it to my favorites--it's often difficult to find a dessert for just my husband and I. This is a good one to split (or maybe not...!)!

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      sagebrushmama 7 years ago

      Adding this to my favorites, so I can re-visit it!

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      sagebrushmama 7 years ago

      Adding this to my favorites, so I can re-visit it!

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      TWOnline2 7 years ago

      i wish i had a fave junk food snack to share. i don't. i'm just boring like that.

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      drifter0658 lm 7 years ago

      Chocolate cake in 3 minutes!!!! That is SO me.....

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      JenOfChicago LM 8 years ago

      This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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      Shari O'Leary 8 years ago from Minnesota

      [in reply to SusanFaye] You're welcome. I hope you enjoy it! I know we do.

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      SusanFaye 8 years ago

      Can't wait to try this! I love quick and easy, especially something involving chocolate cake. Thanks