Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake for Two

This Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake recipe is incredibly easy to make, with butter and no eggs. In less than 15 minutes, you’ll have two crazy delicious servings of warm chocolate cake, ready to eat!

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We’ve all had those late night cravings for warm chocolate cake. 

Haven’t we?!

Please tell me I’m not alone…

This recipe for Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake for Two is so easy to make, you won’t believe it works until you try it. From start to finish, you’ll have two crazy delicious servings of warm chocolate cake >>> in less than 15 minutes!

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake for Two from afarmgirlsdabbles.com - This mug cake is incredibly easy to make, with butter and no eggs. In less than 15 minutes, you'll have two crazy delicious servings of warm chocolate cake, ready to eat! #mug #cake #chocolate #cup #microwave #easy

How to make a mug cake

For the most part, when someone talks about a mug cake recipe, it’s going to mean that it’s made in the microwave. This type of recipe is meant to be a quick, easy, and smaller version of a more typical (larger) chocolate cake. 

I shared this mug cake recipe here many years ago on the blog. And while it’s always been a very popular recipe, it has had very mixed reviews. I would say, a 50/50 split with people either really, really liking it or people really, really hating it. And the #1 complaint I heard? People didn’t like the spongy texture, a result of baking this dessert for two using eggs.

So the girls and I experimented with many different versions of this recipe, eliminating the eggs. We wanted a cake that was dense and moist and richly chocolatey. And we made it happen!

In this updated mug cake recipe, you will find no egg

But! If you have already fallen in love with the previous recipe I shared (with eggs), just look below the recipe card in this post – you’ll find the original recipe there!

For these cake cups, simply stir a few common baking ingredients together in a small bowl. Then divide the batter between two cups or small-ish sized mugs and microwave for two minutes. That’s it. Two minutes, and they’re done!

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake for Two from afarmgirlsdabbles.com - This mug cake is incredibly easy to make, with butter and no eggs. In less than 15 minutes, you'll have two crazy delicious servings of warm chocolate cake, ready to eat! #mug #cake #chocolate #cup #microwave #easy

Dessert for Two

I like to serve this cake in a cup with fresh raspberries or strawberries. This is especially pretty for a little Valentine’s Day celebration.

A dollop of freshly whipped cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream would also be great. 

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake for Two from afarmgirlsdabbles.com - This mug cake is incredibly easy to make, with butter and no eggs. In less than 15 minutes, you'll have two crazy delicious servings of warm chocolate cake, ready to eat! #mug #cake #chocolate #cup #microwave #easy

While I recommend to let the microwave mug cake cool for ten minutes before eating, I have to admit that I nearly always dig right it.

Yes, it’s hot. But I just can’t resist. 

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake for Two from afarmgirlsdabbles.com - This mug cake is incredibly easy to make, with butter and no eggs. In less than 15 minutes, you'll have two crazy delicious servings of warm chocolate cake, ready to eat! #mug #cake #chocolate #cup #microwave #easy

Chocolate mug cake

With just one spoonful, you’ll know exactly why my family loves this gooey chocolate mug cake. It’s beautifully moist and gooey, incredibly chocolatey…and pretty darn perfect when you’re already in your pajamas and that craving for chocolate cake won’t let you go.

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake for Two from afarmgirlsdabbles.com - This mug cake is incredibly easy to make, with butter and no eggs. In less than 15 minutes, you'll have two crazy delicious servings of warm chocolate cake, ready to eat! #mug #cake #chocolate #cup #microwave #easy

For more chocolate recipe inspiration, be sure to also check out my:

And I’m looking forward to trying Hot Chocolate on a Stick from Foodie With Family and these Buttermilk Brownies from A Kitchen Addiction.

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Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake for Two from afarmgirlsdabbles.com - This mug cake is incredibly easy to make, with butter and no eggs. In less than 15 minutes, you'll have two crazy delicious servings of warm chocolate cake, ready to eat! #mug #cake #chocolate #cup #microwave #easy

* For those of you who have relied on the original recipe that I shared here many years ago (with eggs), scroll down below the new recipe card. You’ll still find the original recipe there!

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake for Two

An easy chocolate mug cake recipe that comes together in less than 15 minutes. My family loves this gooey chocolate treat!
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt.
  2. Add milk, butter, and vanilla. Stir well to incorporate.
  3. Stir in 1/4 cup of the mini chocolate chips. Then divide batter between 2 microwave-safe cups (my cup holds 6 fluid ounces). Sprinkle the top of each cup of batter with an additional 1 teaspoon of mini chocolate chips.
  4. Microwave both cups at the same time on high power for 2 minutes. Microwave strength varies, so adjust accordingly. The cakes should be cooked, but very moist, and a bit gooey in the middle. If you like your cake extra soft and gooey, cook for a bit less time. Allow cakes to cool for about 10 minutes prior to eating.

These are best when eaten within an hour or two of making them. As they cool, the chocolate chips will harden, so the cakes will be less gooey. But they're still very good. ;)

Notes

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 512 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 19g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 63mg Sodium: 220mg Carbohydrates: 57g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 37g Protein: 5g

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ORIGINAL RECIPE (with eggs): Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake for Two

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • big pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • heaping 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus a few more for sprinkling on top

Directions

In a small mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Add milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Stir well to incorporate. Fold in chocolate chips. Divide batter between 2 microwave-safe cups (my cup holds 6 fluid ounces) and then sprinkle the tops with a few more chocolate chips. Microwave both cups at the same time on high for 2 minutes. The cake will rise up above the cup rim, and then settle back down as it cools. Microwave strength varies, so adjust accordingly. The cakes should be cooked, but very moist, and a bit gooey in the middle. Allow cakes to cool for about 15 minutes prior to eating. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

These are best when eaten within a few hours of cooking them. As they cool, the chocolate chips will harden, so the cakes will be less gooey. But they’re still very, very good. ;)

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake for Two from afarmgirlsdabbles.com - This mug cake is incredibly easy to make, with butter and no eggs. In less than 15 minutes, you'll have two crazy delicious servings of warm chocolate cake, ready to eat! #mug #cake #chocolate #cup #microwave #easy

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake for Two from afarmgirlsdabbles.com - This mug cake is incredibly easy to make, with butter and no eggs. In less than 15 minutes, you'll have two crazy delicious servings of warm chocolate cake, ready to eat! #mug #cake #chocolate #cup #microwave #easy

This post was previously published in 2013. The recipe, some of the photographs, and some of the text were updated in 2019.

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