Mix all dry ingredients. Add milk, vanilla extract and oil and until well blended. Spray a microwave-safe cup with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the cup.
Microwave at full power for 1 minute. Depending upon the strength of your microwave and shape of your cup or container, you may need to cook the cake longer in 15 second increments until done.
As long as you don't overcook it, it won't turn rubbery. Since it contains no eggs, you don't have to worry about salmonella with the short cooking time. Also, the cake will puff up so don't fill a very small container. It needs some room to rise.
It's not a fancy cake but when you eat it warm with whipped cream, ice cream or a chocolate glaze, it tastes pretty good.
You can change the flavor of the cake by adding drops of various extracts: almond, mint, etc.
Worked perfectly! I was surprised! Isn't quite like a real cake baked in the oven of course but not bad in a pinch and if I were a kid I certainly wouldn't even notice.
Member since: Mar 7, 2001
sweetesttasty June 21, 2014 REVIEW:
Fun summer project with the kids! I measured all the ingredients out for them and the mixed it as directed and then watch with excitement when we took them out of the microwave. I used some canned frosting to spread on top of each one but they were pretty moist and technically wouldn't really need frosting.
Rere November 1, 2013 REVIEW:
I love this recipe! I like to sub the cocoa for a packet of dark chocolate hot chocolate and add a dollop of Nutella. Great with Whipped Cream
Guest Foodie October 11, 2013 REVIEW:
I agree that this version of the 1 minute cake turns out better than some of the other "mug" cakes that are floating around online. They all seem to be rubbery but this one is the most cake-like that I've tried. Good job!
Member since: Jul 16, 2013
jking88 July 16, 2013 REVIEW:
just afte adding the dry ingredients I added white chocolate and milk chocolate chunks to make it the ULTIMATE chocolate cake...mmmmm...nice topped with ice cream
Boo July 10, 2013 REVIEW:
This is the best mug cake I've tried. I've made a couple other ones taht have less ingredients but this one has the best flavor and is most cake like.
Jenna January 23, 2013 REVIEW:
This is by far the best microwave cake recipe out there, and I have tried many. Super quick and adaptable, it is not at all spongey as is usual with most other recipes. Soft and fluffy and with some good quality chocolate and a healthy splash of milk in the bowl it's a to die for late night fix. Thank you!
i looove baking December 12, 2012 REVIEW:
GREAT!!! I love it sooo much and I am going to make it and give some to my mum because she is poorly :( I will eat the rest don't worry :D great recipe- you can also use hot chocolate powder if you don't have any cocoa like me!!
cool beans November 21, 2012 REVIEW:
This is an amazing recipe for all ages. This is so brillant. The flavor is great. If you need a easy dessert recipe try this. It is great. I am going to ask my home ec teacher if my class can cook this at some point. I LOVE IT.
Nicola June 15, 2012 REVIEW:
THIS WAS AMAZING! Such an easy quick cake and low in calories too!
Does anyone know if I cook it less if it will become gooey?
Bob May 3, 2012 REVIEW:
Baking bob April 26, 2012 REVIEW:
So dont mix it (cook it obviously) and just eat it and it tastes like chocolate rice crispies with oatmeal
Emmy L. February 28, 2012 REVIEW:
I subbed a tsp of espresso for the cocoa powder. And added some brown sugar, a little bit of cocoa mix with tiny marshmellows, and a touch of water. At first it looked like a puke color, but when I cooked it it tasted delicious!
jusme123 January 7, 2012 REVIEW:
mmmmm....perfect midnight snack, and tastes great with a bit of vanilla icecream. It's kinda dry on its own though...but still great :P. Thanks.
Dustgum December 31, 2011 REVIEW:
I made this out of boredom one night, very good. I only used a tablespoon of sugar but instead of plain sugar I did half plain granulated and half brown sugar. Also, added cinnamon and lessened the chocolate and put more vanilla in it. Great when topped with vanilla ice cream. Very easy to make and tastes like it took longer than five minutes(:
L i n t August 16, 2011 REVIEW:
I just made this - subbed soy milk, skipped second portion of sugar, added 2 tsp of hot chocolate with mini marshmallows mix, and a splash of water to compensate for the added dry ingredient. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream :d It's between the consistency of bread/pudding.
I've made mug cakes before, but not all recipes are created equal. This one is much better than several others I have tried. Don't overcook it! My microwave made it in 50 sec.
Guest Foodie June 30, 2011 REVIEW:
This was super easy and so fast to make! I realized I had no milk, so I used about a tablespoon of water and a tablespoon of half and half. I was caring chocolate and wanted something small, so this was perfect. I ended up cooking it for about 45 seconds and the bottom was a bit raw still. I also mixed in some chocolate chips and topped it off with a little icing, as the cake didn't taste as rich as I usually prefer it. Easy recipe, but not something i would serve at a party! Thanks for the recipe!!
Jenny March 21, 2011 REVIEW:
I CANT BELIEVE I JUST MADE MY FIRST CAKE XD Well, i'd like to know how to make it taste more chocolatey. It is a little bland, but overall GREAT RECIPE.
Zayli :P January 25, 2011 REVIEW:
very good! a little bland but with icecream, PERFECT:) The texture was also good. Next time, I would add a little more sugar and cocoa (and maybe choc. chips:))
Guest Foodie November 23, 2010 REVIEW:
This recipe was good i put chocolate chips in it.
Guest Foodie October 23, 2010 REVIEW:
Obviously not as good as the real thing but satisfied my chocolate cravings nicely! Uses way less sugar and oil than the other microwave cake recipes I've seen as well, so that's a definite plus.
Guest Foodie October 12, 2010 REVIEW:
I just made this, love at first bite. I accidently added too much baking powder hahaha. I cant believe how easy it is :)
Crystalin August 14, 2010 REVIEW:
Haha, I started this recipe and then realised I didn't have any cocoa powder, so instead I used some brown sugar and cinnamon, and it was delicious!!! I can't wait to try it with chocolate!
bakingismything June 27, 2010 REVIEW:
This was very easy to make. I put some sliced maraschino cherries in last 15 seconds put some van ice cream and chocolate syrup on top.
Guest Foodie June 21, 2010 REVIEW:
great recipe. i didn't think that it would work but it did!
lil May 2, 2010 COMMENT: what is cooking spray? do you have to use it??
CDKitchen Staff Reply: It's more properly called "non-stick cooking spray", it keeps things from sticking. You can use butter, shortening, etc in place of it.
*Cake Lover * February 24, 2010 REVIEW:
I mix up all the ingriedients :) and i change it a little i added pudding adn marshmellows it is more delishes :P and it looks better i really recomend this cake :)
Member since: Oct 3, 2009
jenis December 1, 2009 REVIEW:
I wanted to try this for fun, I didn't think it would work, but it did!
This great! I added mint choc-chips to give it a little more taste.
I can't wait to do this with my neice, she'll love it!
Guest Foodie October 25, 2009 REVIEW:
This is a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!!! I added few chocolate chips on the top before putting it in the microwave...yummmyyy..Next time I would only put 1 tbsp sugar, because of the chocolate chips.
Guest Foodie September 23, 2009 REVIEW:
I could not believe how easy this cake recipe was, so decided to make one myself. I loved it and was perfert with ice cream. I shall be making it for dessert when friends come in for dinner
Guest Foodie August 12, 2009 REVIEW:
this is one of the best cake recipes ever! if you top it off with some ice cream its even better! it's a quick and easy and very tasty dessert that my family and I love
staninguff August 8, 2009 REVIEW:
This is a great way to end a dinner party. Prior to the start of the party, put all of the ingredients out on the kitchen counter in individual containers and order of insertion. Have little signs behind each ingredient that states the measurement and what to do with it, i.e. mix in 2 TB of flour, and a mug for each guest. Everyone will wonder about all of the "stuff" and ask what you're up to. I just told them that we were going to have dinner and then everyone was going to make their own dessert. This gave them something to look forward to as dinner progressed because they couldn't imagine how this was going to come about. Then the fun began. They each took turns putting ingredients in their mug, stirring them up and then watching their dessert bake in the microwave. We had lots of laughs and it was a great way to end the party. Everyone got to take their mug home, too!. P.S. Take plenty of pictures; everyone will want copies.
Guest Foodie July 6, 2009 COMMENT: This is such a good cake and so easy to make.I'm addicted to it.
Guest Foodie October 1, 2008 REVIEW:
This is such a good cake. Its really simple and quick and easy. I love to make it at sleepovers because it is really easy and if you prepare it beforehand, people can add what they want. I totally recommend this recipe. Its easy for kids to make, too.