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Chocolate Mug Cake

This chocolatey mug cake will satisfy your sweet tooth no matter where you are. The recipe is not fussy; grab your Pioneer mug, mix all your ingredients, top with chocolate chips, and microwave for 60 seconds. Just like all our mug recipes, you can also steam-bake at camp or bake in the oven.

Want to surprise your friend? Pack the ingredients for a backwoods birthday celebration. A warm mug cake sitting around the campfire is the perfect way to forget you are getting older.

Steam-Bake Time

20 min

Microwave Time

1 min

Oven Time

375°F for 24 min


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil (or melted butter)
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chip toppings