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Make-Ahead Chocolate Mug Cake Mix

I love a good cake like anybody else, but there is something to be said for the humble mug cake. In just 5 minutes, you can have dessert with minimal ingredients and literally no clean-up.

Chocolate Mug Cake Mix

As an added bonus, this chocolate mug cake makes for a great gift or even as a little giveaway for your guests!

How to Make Chocolate Mug Cake Mix

If you have just a small number couple of pantry staples on hand you can make this make-ahead mug cake mix! The one ingredient that is a little less common is powdered milk, although every grocery store should carry it.

Chocolate Mug Cake Mix

Chocolate Mug Cake Mix

Chocolate Mug Cake Mix

The best thing about giving mug cake mix as a gift is that you can also find a fun mug to give with the mug cake mix, which makes it so customizable and thoughtful for whoever you’re giving the make-ahead mix to.

Chocolate Mug Cake Mix

Make-Ahead Chocolate Mug Cake Mix Recipe

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1


  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp powdered milk


  1. In a bowl mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and powdered milk.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a small ziplock bag.
  3. Print the recipe tag on card stock and cut out.
  4. Attach the tag to the bag.

To make the mug cake:

  1. In a microwave-safe mug place the mixture, 3 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon of oil or melted butter and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and whisk to combine.
  2. Microwave on high for 75-90 seconds or until just firm to touch and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  3. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate sauce and serve.


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