2 Min Microwave Mugcake


This 2 Min Microwave Mugcake is a perfect treat ready with very common ingredients in your pantry. Can Chocolate ever go wrong? Make these for your midnight cravings or a fun activity with your kids, or a quick treat for your sudden guests, and have super happy faces to see. 

When i was thinking what should i do for Children’s Day, i wanted to do something easy and quick, which the kids can do it themselves, and then i wondered, i have a kid inside me too :D, will you not think of something to satiate my cravings Swati? and then i thought of this ever handy recipe, which was still missing from the blog. Easy ingredients, no technique at all, and such fun results.

Once you get a hang of it, you can improvise, change ingredients, come up with new flavor combinations, and uplift your mood instantly. 

A video to learn this cake quick.


  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour / maida
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence (optional)
  • 1 tbsp nutella / 4-5 small pieces of chocolate (optional)


  1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a mug, use a fork to thoroughly mix them.
  2. Mix the liquid ingredients in a separate mug / bowl, and beat and mix them for a minute.
  3. Now mix the dry and wet ingredients together, and beat them well, to get a smooth mixture.
  4. Microwave for 2 minutes.
  5. The centre will have some molten nutella or chocolate, look out for it, if you are sharing it with somebody.


  • There are many variations of this mug cake, add or omit the nutella, you may add 2-3 pieces of your favorite chocolate instead. Just add, no need to mix, this will give the molten centre. 
  • The water is important, if you had forgotten to add the water, you can still sprinkle some water to get a moist cake. 
  • Omit the egg, but you will get a denser cake, i have tried replacing it with 2 tbsps dahi / yogurt, and its a decent substitute. 


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