Quick and easy fudgey chocolate mug cake

Quick and Easy Chocolate Mug Cake recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis post is produced in partnership with Le Creuset Canada.

Have you seen the new Le Creuset colours – Sage – “a new hue that manages to look modern and retro all at once” – and Meringue – “a shade every kitchen craves, a delicate neutral that accentuates any other hue”? Both are very spring-like (come on Spring!) and are a true breath of fresh air in Le Creuset boutiques and kitchens everywhere!

Today, I’m working with the lovely new Sage Minimalist Cappuccino Cups (an ideal size and shape to enjoy your morning brew!) to bring you an easy, decadent chocolate mug cake recipe.

Chocolate Mug Cake recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis is a recipe you’ll need to keep in your back pocket because:

  1. It’s ready in less than 15 minutes (including getting all the ingredients organised!) and
  2. It will satisfy your chocolate dessert craving without you having to make a whole cake !

(bonus: in the Sage Minimalist Cappuccino Cups, it looks gorgeous!)

Decadent Chocolate Mug Cake recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis is a decadent (read: rich) dessert so you might even be able to halve the recipe and share one cake between two of you. Or, you know, not…. 😉

Yield: 2 cakes

Quick and easy fudgey chocolate mug cake

Quick and Easy Chocolate Mug Cake recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Quick and easy chocolate mug cake. Perfect to satisfy those last minute chocolate cravings!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 60ml (1/4 cup) milk
  • 57g (1/4 cup/ 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 50g (1/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 50g (1/3 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, divided


  1. In a small bowl or jug, whisk the milk, butter, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Using a fine mesh strainer, sift in the flour, cocoa and baking powder and whisk to combine.
  3. Divide the batter between two tea cups.
  4. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the batter (you can leave them on top or push them in and mix them around a bit).
  5. Bake the cakes in a microwave oven for 2 minutes on high. Because each microwave is slightly different, perhaps check on these at 1 minute, then 90 seconds. Your cakes might not take the full amount of time.
  6. Allow to cool slightly.
  7. Enjoy!

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Looks tempting, huh? Well you’ve probably got all the ingredients on hand (it doesn’t even need any eggs!) so it’s within your reach at any time of the day or night!

Fast Chocolate Mug Cake recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.com

What about you – what’s your favourite way to satisfy a chocolate craving?

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Disclosure: Le Creuset Canada provided me with cookware in exchange for recipe development and content creation. I was not otherwise compensated for this post.


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4 thoughts on “Quick and easy fudgey chocolate mug cake”

  1. Just to let you know, I made this tonight in the hope for a delicious gooey chocolate mug cake. I followed all instructions of the recipe and even cooked the mug cake for 1min 30 rather than 2 min and my brownie was very dry. I suggest you alter recipe and its ingredients or method for cooking time, because I am extremely dissapointed.

    • I’m sorry you’re “extremely disappointed” Karen. I have added in a note suggesting you check on these after 1 minute, then 1 minute 30 because, as I am sure you will know, each microwave is slightly different in terms of power etc…


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