Chocolate Cup Cake - Cake in a cup

Chocolate Cup Cake - Cake in a cup

You're doing it right
Figure 1: You're doing it right.

About 3 months ago i was forwarded an email of a cake in a cup. It gave complete instructions on how to prepare your cake in a cup along with pictures to make sure that you weren't stuffing up. Attached was a picture of someones failed attempt which put me off trying this idea.

Not wanting to destroy my microwave (not destroy but just far too lazy to clean it) i never tried this recipe until just recently i was making a real chocolate cake (for work). I had 5 minutes to spare and off i went.

5 Minutes later i had a very spongy cake in a mug. A bit bitter and could do with a tad more sugar but none the less, it was still a chocolate cake in a mug. Thus i shall share with you my delights.



  • 4 Tablespoons of self raising flour
  • 4 Tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of cocoa
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tablespoons of milk
  • 3 Tablespoons of oil


  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a cup (or a mug)
  2. Spoon in the egg (mix in the egg)
  3. Mix in milk and oil into egg mixture just enough to combine
  4. Microwave on high for 3 minutes
  • In the unfortunate event that you do stuff up, do remember to place the cup/mug on top of a plate in the microwave
  • The cake will rise and may overflow over the top of the cup, never fear, just keep cooking and it should turn out fine
  • If you want to make it taste better i would suggest using slightly less cocoa and adding a little more sugar with cinnamon and nutmeg (makes any chocolate cake taste better)