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Posted on March 9, 2012

I was reading Lucky Peach before my yoga class on Wednesday and saw this recipe. Sounded yummy. And game changing, I could have a chocolate cupcake in less than 5 minutes. During my yoga class, while I should have been omming, I had visions of cupcakes dancing through my head.

Yield: 1 serving or 2 servings if you are nice and willing to share

cupcake in a mug


1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons neutral oil

3 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips

small splash vanilla extract

pinch of salt

1 small or medium coffee mug (Microsafe)



Add wet ingredients (including the egg) to a small or medium coffee mug and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract, and mix again. Put your mug into a 1000-watt microwave for 2 minutes. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed. Allow to cool and tip out onto a plate if desired. EAT!

cupcake in a mug


(Ref. "Two-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake" recipe, Lucky Peach magazine Issue 3.)