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Chocolate Cake in Just 5 Minutes.

Updated on December 24, 2017
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3 Minute Microwave chocolate cake
3 Minute Microwave chocolate cake | Source

Chocolate Cake in 5 Minutes

It's 7 pm and you get that craving for chocolate. What do you do? You could get in your car and drive to the store or you could be consuming chocolate cake in just 5 minutes. Yes, you heard me right. You probably have everything you need right now in your home.

This recipe will make a moist chocolate cake in just 3 minutes using the microwave. The only question I have for you, is why are you still sitting there, get in that kitchen, the clock is ticking.

Cook Time

Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 3 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: Serves 2 or one really hungry chocolate fanatic

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  • 4 Tablespoons All-purpose flour (plain flour)
  • 4 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa powder, Such as Hershey's or Cadbury
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Oil, Sunflower, corn or similar type
Thoroughly mix flour, sugar and cocoa powder
Thoroughly mix flour, sugar and cocoa powder
Add egg,mix, then the milk and oil
Add egg,mix, then the milk and oil
Mix thoroughly
Mix thoroughly


  1. Find a suitable mug. This should be a straight sided mug of at least 11 ounces. You can use a bowl if you prefer.
  2. Begin by adding the flour, sugar and cocoa powder. Stir well. If your cocoa powder has any lumps, now is the time to break those up. Try pressing any lumps against the side of the mug with the back of the spoon.
  3. Add egg and stir until this is combined.
  4. Next add milk and oil. Thoroughly mix this ensuring there are no bits of flour. Go right to the bottom around the edges. When you have a homogeneous mixture, it is ready for the microwave.
  5. Place in the center of the microwave, (I use an 800 watt), and cook on high for 3 minutes.
  6. Nothing will appear to happen until the last minute or so when the cake will rise above the rim of the mug and you will have visions of needing to clean burned chocolate cake off the revolving tray. Don't worry, your fears will be quashed when the bell goes and your cake is ready to be removed.
  7. *****Caution, some mugs have a glazing that can become very hot. Use a potholder if yours has this type of glaze.****

Chocolate Cake recipe mug

Chocolate cake recipe mug
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A Mug With this Recipe

Wouldn't this make a great gift for someone who is mad about chocolate cake? It has the recipe on the mug. No more looking for that lost recipe card or trying to remember which cookbook had the recipe. Trust me, your friend will be eternally grateful.

Toppings for Chocolate Cake

There are o many things you can put on the top to make this cake even better. For the photo at the start of this article, I used powdered sugar (icing) which I passed through a sieve. Then I made a chocolate sauce from the cocoa powder and water. You could just use a flavored sauce from a bottle.

There is, of course, ice cream, custard, frosting (homemade or ready-made), whipped cream, pouring cream, Cool Whip, or even just plain.

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    • Blond Logic profile image

      Mary Wickison 2 years ago from Brazil


      Glad you liked it. This is often one I make when I haven't had time to make something else for dessert, because it is so quick. I split it between my husband and myself and it is just the right amount.

      Thanks for reading and your comment.

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      Anshurekhaanuj 2 years ago

      Wow this was so helpful..a choclate cake in just 5 min i tried it 2wice and it came out well only thanks for this quick recepie

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      Mary Wickison 5 years ago from Brazil

      Hello Alicia,

      Sometimes, you just have to have something that is quick and uncomplicated. This cake is just that.

      I hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by.

      Have a great day.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the idea of a chocolate cake that is so quick and easy to make! Thank you very much for sharing the recipe. I'll be trying it very soon.

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      Mary Wickison 5 years ago from Brazil

      I am sure it will turn out well for you. Enjoy

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Thank you for posting this recipe. I was looking for this, as I saw someone make it. Now, I am going to try this over the weekend. Can't wait to taste it.

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      Mary Wickison 5 years ago from Brazil

      Hello wetnosedogs,

      Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      Ah Chocolate. Yummy. I like that coffee mug, too. Thanks for the great write.

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      Mary Wickison 5 years ago from Brazil

      Hi M Williams66

      I am sure you will enjoy it.

      Thanks for the comment.

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      mwilliams66 5 years ago from Left Coast, USA

      Wonderful! I am definitely going to try this tonight.

      Thanks for posting.

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      Ann-Christin 5 years ago from UK

      Brilliant I'm trying this one sounds perfect for a chocoholic like me.

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      Mary Wickison 5 years ago from Brazil

      Hi Sadieanne,

      Your welcome, enjoy.

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      sadieanne 5 years ago from China

      This is so perfect and exactly what I was looking for! No ovens in China made me think no baking, but hello to this Hubpage!

      Thanks for writing it!