Chocolate Mug Cake, Single Serving for the Will-Power Challenged

Mug cakes are great for keeping dessert to a single serving.  They’re fast to whip up because they “bake” in the microwave.  So grab a spoon. (I recommend making post-bedtime so you don’t have to share.)


  • ¼  cup flour
  • 1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 TBSP sugar (sometimes you need a little more, depending on your cocoa)
  • ¼  tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 5 TBSP milk (I use 2%)
  • 5 tsp melted, refined coconut oil (or vegetable oil).


  1. Whisk dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add milk and coconut oil and whisk until combined. Pour into a greased mug.
  3. Microwave for 60 seconds (cooking time varies with microwave). Enjoy!


Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (12, 10 and 7). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. Find her on Instagram @madewithmeg. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}