Microwave Hot Cocoa Mug Cake

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If you want to impress your friends and family with a dessert that looks like you spent a ton of time in the kitchen (without actually spending a ton of time in the kitchen) then try this microwave hot cocoa mug cake.

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Microwave Hot Cocoa Mug Cake

This microwave hot cocoa mug cake tastes like something that took way longer to put together than two minutes. Yes, you read that right. This takes about two minutes to put together and make.

It's perfect for those times when you want something sweet on the spur of the moment but don't want to spend an hour mixing and baking. It uses minimal ingredients and it's hard to mess up. That is a win in my book.

Want to try those hot cocoa bombs everyone is talking about? They're easy! Check out my recipe here.

The ingredients for this hot cocoa mug cake are hot cocoa mix (any kind will do but don't use the sugar-free variety – it won't turn out as good), all-purpose flour, melted butter, and vanilla. It seriously couldn't be easier. 

This is ready in 90 seconds on high and it takes almost no time to mix the ingredients together. 

This cake is gooey and fudgy all on it's own but toppings are a lot of fun, too. I like to sprinkle a few marshmallows on top just after the cake comes out of the microwave. You can also top with whipped cream, ice cream, sprinkles, candies, chocolate or caramel syrup – the possibilities are almost endless. 

Yield: 1 serving

Microwave Hot Cocoa Mug Cake

Microwave Hot Cocoa Mug Cake

This easy hot cocoa mug cake takes less than 2 minutes (yes, really!) in the microwave.

Prep Time 30 seconds
Cook Time 2 minutes 2 seconds
Total Time 2 minutes 32 seconds


  • 6 tablespoons hot cocoa mix (don't use the sugar-free variety)
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla
  • Toppings as desired. Mini marshmallows, ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles, candy, chocolate sauce.


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a microwave safe mug or ramekin
  2. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes
  3. Serve warm with toppings as desired





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  1. Great recipe! Came out just as described. I substituted pancake mix instead of flour. It was rich and moist, enough for two. I will make this again! Thank you!