Make a no-bake mug cake!

Image of a chocolate chip mug cake, stirred with a spoon. The mug cake is on a tabletop, alongside a pot plant.

Written by Candice

Feb 15, 2021

What better way to spoil your mom and dad (or yourself!) than with this easy and delicious no-bake microwave mug cake?

What you need:

  • a large microwave-safe mug
  • a medium-sized bowl
  • a whisk


  • 1/4 cup of cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • Chocolate chips (optional)

How to make your no-bake mug cake:

Step 1

In the bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, sugar and salt

Step 2

Add in the milk and oil, and whisk again until the batter is smooth.

Step 3

Pour the batter into the mug. Remember to leave enough space for the cake to rise!

Step 4

Drop the chocolate chips on top.

Step 5

Put your mug cake in the microwave to cook.

Image of a microwave in a kitchen

Check out our mug cake video here:

Supernova Vol 9.4 Cover

This recipe first appeared in Supernova Volume 9.4
Words by Sawleha Vally

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