Overhead angle view of a chocolate chip mug cake with a spoon next to it.

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Today’s recipe is the perfect quick and easy dessert that can be whipped up in the microwave. This chocolate chip mug cake is full of vanilla flavours with the perfect amount of chocolate in every bite.

Mug cakes are one of my favourite things to have on a weeknight when I’ve got no dessert in the house. Honestly, even when I’ve got cookies or other treats, some nights I really just want a big ol’ piece of cake! This chocolate chip mug cake is perfect for this as it’s ready in about 5 minutes and only uses pantry staples.

Mug cakes are also an easy dessert to share on a date night and can easily feed two, although I’m not going to lie, I usually eat the whole thing for myself :p.

My favourite thing to put on this chocolate chip mug cake is my whipped cream if I’ve got some leftover in the fridge or just a big blob of Nutella. If using Nutella, let the cake cool for a minute and then spread it on top of the cake. As it warms, it will be super easy to spread. If using a frosting or cream, let the cake cool before putting it on. If I’ve got any chocolate cinnamon cream cheese frosting leftover, I typically use it up on top of a mug cake. Soo delicious!

Overhead shot of a spoonful of a chocolate chip mug cake.

I’ve designed this recipe to add in mini chocolate chips, but you can add in whatever you like. Any kind of chips will work but I prefer mini ones so they disperse better.

When it comes to measuring flour, the most accurate and easiest way is to use a kitchen scale. I always use a scale and could never go back to measuring in cups. It’s such a hassle and way more dishes!

If you don’t own a scale, there are a couple steps to properly measure flour as it becomes compacted just sitting in the bag or container. I highly recommend you follow these as just scooping flour out of the bag can potentially lead to at least an additional 1/4 cup of flour. This equals dry and dense baked goods which is not what anybody is going for.

1. Fluff the flour by giving it a mix with a whisk or fork.

2. Spoon the flour into your measuring cup.

3. Level the excess flour off using a butter knife. (With the back of the knife level to the top of the measuring cup, run it over top, pushing the excess flour back into it’s container.)

4. Repeat until you’ve measured the amount the recipe calls for.

Overhead view of a chocolate chip vanilla mug cake with extra chocolate chips on top.
  • Don’t overmix your batter! Overmixing leads to a denser cake as you’ll start developing the gluten.
  • As this is very small measurements, to ensure the cake turns out properly, make sure you are measuring the ingredients correctly.
  • I create my recipes based off weights so I recommend measuring by weights if you own a scale. It’s actually so much easier and makes for much less cleanup. I wish I had baked by weight from the beginning, I could never go back now.

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Overhead angle view of a chocolate chip mug cake with pink cheesecloth behind it.

Today’s song is one of my current favourites. I love the sultriness and grit to his voice. All of his covers are also amazing! Here’s Lose Control by Teddy Swims. Happy Baking!! **Disclaimer: Liv’s Little Muffins owns no rights to this song.

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Overhead angle view of a chocolate chip mug cake with a spoon next to it.

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Olivia Daly
This chocolate chip mug cake is quick to make in the microwave and full of beautiful vanilla flavours with a little chocolate in every bite. A perfect date night dessert or single serve dessert for a night in.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 1


  • 1/4 cup (30g) all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (26g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp (42g) milk
  • 3 tbsp (33g) canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (15g) mini semi sweet chocolate chips


  • In a microwave safe mug, add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk together.
  • Add in milk, oil and vanilla extract. Whisk together until just combined. Add in chocolate chips and whisk until combined. Add additional chocolate chips on top if you wish.
  • Cook in microwave for 90 seconds. Check to ensure the cake is cooked and remove to cool. Once cool, top it with whatever you like or allow to cool for a minute before eating warm and enjoy!
Keyword Chocolate Chip Mug Cake, Microwave Chocolate chip mug cake
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1mug
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate61g
Dietary Fiber1g
Total Fat39g
Saturated Fat5g
Trans Fat0.13g

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