This gooey chocolate mug cake for one is studded with chocolate chips, made with pantry-staple ingredients and takes just seconds to cook in the microwave.
Recipe originally posted Sep 7, 2016. Content and photos updated on Feb 5, 2020.
I love lemon. And vanilla. But there are nights when all I want is a gooey chocolate dessert.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m always down to dig into a decadent lava cake at a restaurant.
But for those nights when you just want something simple to make and on the healthier side, you’re going to be happy to have this gooey chocolate mug cake for one recipe up your sleeve.
Here’s why I love it:
The hardest part of making this healthy microwave chocolate mug cake is measuring everything out.
So as long as you have a few measuring spoons, a microwavable mug or bowl, and a microwave, then you’re good-to go!
As I’ve made quite a few of these, I’ve discovered a few key tips for successfully making a gooey chocolate mug cake in the microwave:
Also keep in mind that once you take it out of the microwave, your chocolate mug cake will start to sink. While not quite as pretty, it’ll still be wonderfully gooey and delicious.
I usually eat mine as-is, but when I’m feeling fancy I’ll sometimes add a few toppings such as:
Love mug cakes as much as I do? Then you’re going to want a few flavor options to choose from. Here are some of my go-to healthy microwave mug cake recipes:
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So easy and SO good! I added vanilla extract and used stevia and a touch of honey, plus sprinkles. Perfect dessert for breakfast with my coffee!!
Love the addition of sprinkles! So glad you’re enjoying the recipe Aarti!
This is absolutely perfect for my house! My oldest loves ooey gooey chocolate things and is not a fan of waiting for things to bake.
My husband is the same way 😉 Hope you guys enjoy!
I am a HUGE proponent for personal mug cakes, and I’ve been trying to find the perfect recipe. I’ll definitely be trying this out, it definitely looks like a contender!
Definitely do and let me know how it turns out for you!
This is such a cozy treat for cold days! I can’t resist it.
Right? So glad you like it Alina!
What a nifty recipe! I can see me making this over and over again 🙂
Thanks Chris! It’s a staple in our house for sure as it’s just so quick and easy.
This looks so delicious and yummy! I can’t wait to make this!
Thanks Beth, I hope you enjoy!
This looks so amazing. I can’t wait to try this out tonight after work!
Thanks Heather! I hope you liked it!!