Recipe by Faigy Grossmann

Chocolate Mug Cake

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Dairy Dairy
Easy Easy
1 Servings

This chocolate mug cake is a perfect treat for a long Motzaei Shabbat — or any time really. Who needs an excuse?! It’s the dead of winter, a time of year I wish for nothing more than to curl up in my bed and hibernate till spring. But… since that isn’t quite an option, I need to find some way to spark joy on these long, cold nights. As I’ve mentioned before in this column, I believe a real balabusta should have a fresh cake on her counter at all times. The problem is when that cake gets continuously devoured. Mug cakes are the perfect answer. In under five minutes, you’ve got fresh hot cake with built-in portion control!


Chocolate Mug Cake

  • 1/4 cup flour

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, such as Gefen Cocoa Powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons milk (or milk substitute)


Prepare the Mug Cake


In a microwave-safe mug, stir all dry ingredients.


Add liquid ingredients and mix well.


Microwave for one minute and 30 seconds. Top with chocolate chips as soon as you remove the mug from the microwave.


Allow to rest for one to two minutes before devouring.


– All microwaves are different, so you may need to adjust the cooking time.

– The recipe can be multiplied, but only microwave one cake at a time.

– It’s important to allow the cake to rest for a minute or two before you dig in, as it will continue to cook through the center after it’s removed from the microwave.

– To really hit all the right notes, top your cake with a dollop of whipped cream.


Photography by Saraizel Senderovits

Chocolate Mug Cake

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Jaclyn Engelman
Jaclyn Engelman
4 months ago

Absolutely delicious and so easy to make!

8 months ago
1 year ago

me and my sis made it motzei shabbos and loved it. thanx

Judith Wexler
Judith Wexler
3 years ago

What setting of the microwave to use? Medium? High?

Reply to  Judith Wexler
3 years ago

I would just use the regular microwave setting (medium).

Chani Halpern
Chani Halpern
3 years ago

Is it supposed to come out like a cake or more wet like a fudge/Soufflé?