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5 Mins Chocolate Lava Mug Cake

Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Servings 1


  • 1/4 cup 45g semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp 45ml fresh milk
  • 2 tbsp 15g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp 7.5ml canola oil
  • 4 squares 14-16g of chocolate
  • 1 tsp water


  • First, place the chocolate chips and milk into your mug.
  • Then heat it on high in your microwave for 40 seconds until chocolate melts.
  • Use a fork or whisk to stir until the milk and chocolate chips are well combined.
  • Add the baking powder, flour, and oil.
  • Then mix until batter is combined.
  • Place your chocolate squares into the middle of the batter, pushing it down gently until almost covered with batter.
  • Then pour in 1 tsp of water on top of the chocolate squares.
  • Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes then serve with ice-cream and fresh strawberries.


If the batter is still not set after 1 minute, do a blast of 10 seconds increment. This recipe is for 1 only. To increase serving, you can either multiple ingredients, prepare it in a bowl then divide the batter to individual mugs and cook indivdually, or mix batter in each mug individually. Do not heat all the cups in the microwave at once or it will be unevenly cooked.
Adapted from 5 Minutes Mug Cake by Jennifer Lee