3 Ingredient Chocolate Mug Cake | Recipe Review

We all crave the odd dessert and there is nothing better than a chocolate cake! Except for having to wait the 40 odd minutes for it to cook of course. And if it’s just for one or two people, then there is a whole lot of cake being wasted. Tonight, Eugene & I got the craving. Well I did. Eugene just wanted something to snack on. I wasn’t in the mood for baking a whole cake so I looked up a recipe for a chocolate mug cake. Let me just tell you, there is a WHOLE lot of recipes out there for mug cakes, especially chocolate ones. Some of them were really complicated and required lots of ingredients. So I was really intrigued when I found a recipe that only needed 3 of them on Babble. I decided to try it out and share my thoughts.

3 Ingredient Chocolate Mug Cake

"amummyslifenz" "3 ingredient chocolate mug cake" "recipe" "review"Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 mug


  1. Chuck all 3 ingredients into the mug and mix well.
  2. Put into the microwave for 50-60 seconds until cooked.
  3. Top with suitable accompaniments.

My Thoughts

I used 2 large tablespoons of cocoa powder for ours. I think 1.5 tablespoons might have been a better amount. It was very chocolatey but a little dry. It wasn’t overly sweet so more icing sugar might be needed should you prefer a sweeter chocolate taste. I used chocolate chips for a topping but it would have worked really well with cream either in liquid or whipped form and/or ice cream.

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5 Responses to 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mug Cake | Recipe Review

  1. Martha says:

    Now this is my kind of an anytime dessert! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sandy KS says:

    Wow, I am going to try this. My kids will love it. Plus as an extra bonus, I don’t have to heat up the kitchen using the oven.

  3. Glenda Cates says:

    Yummy and I love Chocolate Cake and I can’t wait to try this out as Charlie would be able to make it and its just the perfect size for us. Because as you said a whole cake can be too much as there is only three of us and we can’ t finish a whole cake.
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