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4.84 from 6 votes

Vanilla Mug Cake

This vanilla mug cake recipe with chocolate chips is a delicious single serve dessert you cook in a coffee mug in the microwave.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time1 min
Total Time2 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 1


  • 1/2 TBSP Butter
  • 3 TBSP Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 TBSP All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Brown Sugar
  • pinch Salt
  • 2 TBSP Chocolate Chips Optional


  • Add butter and milk to a regular sized coffee mug. Microwave until the butter is melted. 
  • Add vanilla, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt and stir until batter is smooth without lumps. 
  • Add chocolate chips and stir to distribute, then sprinkle a few more on top.
  • Bake in the microwave for 50-60 seconds until batter is cooked through. Cool for a few minutes before devouring.


Every microwave cooks differently, so it may take some experimenting to get this recipe exactly right. Start by cooking it for 50 seconds, then check to see if it's done all the way through. Add an additional 10 seconds as needed, or until the dough is firm all the way to the bottom of the cup.