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 (11, 9 and 6). 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}}