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Eggless Mug Cake

Treat yourself to the yummiest microwave eggless mug cake! A delicious single-serving dessert and ready in just 60 seconds. Perfect for your chocolate cravings! 😋🍫

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My 9 year old daughter loves cooking and loves to help out in the kitchen and will try anything. She is definitely our best eater in the house!

She has an Easy Bake Oven and her own Easy Bake cookbook. (This is the one we have.) However, she’s graduated from that and is now on microwave cooking and other easy recipes. She’s really into cooking eggs in a mug right now. She adds lunch meat and cheese to them and calls them hotel eggs.

closeup of eggless mug cake on fork and girl pouring the batter in a green mug

Easy Eggless Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

So, when I asked her what I could put up on the blog, she suggested a chocolate mug cake recipe, which is fine by me. I love sweets and this is a great recipe for when you’re having cake cravings!

She loves these mug cake recipes, brownies and cookies. She finds all different kinds of easy recipes on YouTube and many I can’t eat (because I’m allergic to eggs), but she makes them for my husband. She’s on fall break all week so there may be more than one of these recipes later if she’s on a roll. 🙂

Since she’s the expert on mug cakes I decided to help her today and we came up with an eggless mug cake recipe that worked. We made several ones and I made her pick our best recipe. She gave this one 5 stars!

girl taking a bite of eggless chocolate mug cake out of a green mug
Yes, this is her eating the cake when I was trying to get a picture!

I helped with writing the recipe, but she did all the work! This microwave chocolate cake recipe is super simple and you will love it when you need that sweet chocolate fix in just a couple of minutes.

This recipe calls for all the basic dry ingredients, such as flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking powder. We’re using vegetable oil to replace the egg that’s normally in a cake. I’m allergic to eggs so that’s why this is a no egg microwave cake.

Kitchen tools to make mug cake with no eggs

I’ve been trying to add a section to my recipes of the kitchen equipment I use to make the recipe and there is nothing for me to add to this one! We basically used a bowl, fork and mug. That makes this recipe very easy and clean up a breeze.

Ingredients for chocolate cake in a mug

  • All purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder- You’ll want to use the unsweetened for this recipe.
  • White sugar
  • Baking powder- NOT baking soda. Do not make this mistake.
  • Milk
  • Vegetable oil- Update: I had an email from a reader about substituting coconut oil in this recipe. You normally can use coconut oil in place of vegetable oil, but recommend using refined coconut oil because it’s more processed and removes the coconut flavor. I have NOT tested this!
  • Chocolate chips- I prefer milk chocolate chips in my recipes, but you can use semisweet if that’s what you have in your pantry. You can use regular sized or mini chocolate chips. Don’t forget to add these to your shopping list.

This recipe doesn’t call for vanilla extract because I like to keep my ingredient list short and sweet, but you are welcome to add a LITTLE splash into your cake batter. I personally love vanilla and even make my own. You can get the recipe for vanilla extract here.

How to make an eggless chocolate microwave cake

Step 1

Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir well. You can do this with a fork. You could probably mix all your ingredients in a larger mug, but I like to use a bowl to make sure all the ingredients are mixed well.

Step 2

Spray the mug with a nonstick cooking spray and add cake batter to the mug.

Step 3

Cooking time is 60 seconds on high. Insert toothpick, If it comes out clean, it’s done. Let it cool for at least one minute. Now you can add a handful of chocolate chips, ice cream or whipped cream. You can drizzle a little chocolate sauce on top too.

Just scroll down to the bottom so you can print out the recipe card.

girl pouring chocolate cake batter into green mug

Tip #1

Make sure you use a microwave safe mug!

Tip #2

You can make this cake different every time by putting on different toppings, such as a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, whipped cream, peanut butter and even more chocolate chips.

Tip #3

All microwaves are different and require different cooking times.  This cake was microwaved on high in a 1000W oven.  You may need to adjust your time accordingly.

Can I bake this mug cake in the oven?

No. This recipe is designed to make in the microwave and I suggest following the directions and do NOT bake this in the oven. If you are needing a cake to bake, I have a few great recipes. These vanilla cupcakes are delicious!

Are you looking for more eggless recipes?

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably on the lookout for eggless recipes. It’s such a disappointment when you think you’ve found the perfect one, only to discover it sneaks in an egg.

I had an eggless recipe board on my personal Pinterest page, and it turned into one of my go to places to look when I was ready to find a new recipe. I realized I needed to do this on my blog page, so now you can easily access all these fantastic recipes.

Check out my EGGLESS Recipe board. it’s packed with tons of delicious recipes, and I add new pins every week. I’m always on the lookout for exciting new recipes!

I also have an EGG FREE Desserts Facebook page and it has over 3400 followers! I’ll be sharing any fantastic egg-free recipes I stumble upon.

I like to keep things simple; no weird ingredients in my recipes. This eggless mug cake recipe uses pantry staples, so you probably have everything you need right now. No need to run out for a special egg replacer that you’ll never use again.

More Eggless Dessert Recipes

Here are more delicious desserts. Check out some of my popular recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Just a quick friendly reminder: I would absolutely LOVE it if you could drop some feedback in the comment section for these mouthwatering blueberry muffins. A 5-star rating would be awesome! Your ratings really make a difference for others looking for new and tasty recipes. Thanks a bunch! 😊🌟

chocolate mug cake on a fork with jar with chocolate chips and green mug
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5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Eggless Mug Cake

Life's too short for complicated desserts! This chocolate and eggless mug cake is no fuss and is ready in 60 seconds.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 1
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips


  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir well.
  • Spray mug with a nonstick spray.
  • Add batter to mug and cook on high for 60 seconds.
  • Insert toothpick, If it comes out clean, it's done.
  • Enjoy!


Add extra chocolate chips to the top when it comes out of the microwave.  They get melty and gooey!
HINT:  All microwaves are different and require different cooking times.  This was cooked in a 1000W oven.  You may need to adjust your time accordingly.
Recipe Rating


Friday 13th of January 2023

This is a good mug cake! I’ve be


Saturday 30th of July 2022

I've prepared this twice now. I left out the chocolate chips, used melted refined coconut oil since I was out of other cooking oil, and coconut nectar syrup for the sugar since I'm out of regular sugar. Turned out great with added whipped cream on top after cooking!