Mint Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Mint Chocolate Mug Cake 1
To date, our most commented, shared and viewed post is Nutella Mug Cake. It’s our most popular by a landslide. I really don’t understand what the draw is. Don’t get me wrong, our Nutella Mug Cake recipe is easy, tastes great and the word Nutella reels me in too. But with over 500 other posts…why is it the reader favorite?

I don’t know the answer! We really care about what our readers are drawn to so we’ve decided to do a full week of mug cakes! All of the mug cakes coming this week are made in the microwave, single servings, and ready in under 3 minutes.

This one in particular was my favorite one. I love chocolate and I LOVE mint chocolate. Between Kara and me, we gobbled up this mug cake!!

Here's what you'll need

Here’s what you’ll need

Chop up some mint chocolate squares

Chop up some mint chocolate squares

Add all the ingredients to a large mug

Combine all the ingredients in a large mug

Top with a dollop of fresh whipped cream

Top with a dollop of fresh whipped cream


We scarfed ours down :)

Mint Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
5 min
For the Cake
  1. 4 tablespoons self-rising flour
  2. 4 tablespoons sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  5. 2 mint chocolate squares, chopped (we used Ghiradelli)
  6. 3 tablespoons milk
  7. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
For the Whipped Cream
  1. ½ cup heavy cream
  2. 1 tablespoon sugar
  3. 1 mint chocolate square, for garnish (we used Ghiradelli)
  1. Combine all cake ingredients in a large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 1½–3 minutes. (time depends on microwave; ours took 1½ minutes.)
  2. Add heavy cream to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and whip on medium-high speed until almost stiff. Add sugar and beat until heavy cream forms stiff peaks.
  3. Top Mug Cake with whipped cream and another chocolate square, if desired.


  1. Dino says

    Hi there. Could we substitute coca powder with Cadbury’s drinking chocolate powder for the nutella mug cake?

    • Lala says

      Yes, I know it’s been two years, but if you’re still interested in using drinking chocolate instead of cocoa powder, reduce the sugar used in the recipe–probably by a tablespoon.

      That’s it. The only differences between drinking chocolate and cocoa powder are that the drinking version contains sugar and a pinch of salt.
      Try reading the label next time!

  2. Alana says

    I think the nutella cake is most popular because it was in a post from!

    Your mug cakes are awesome =D

  3. 420blazeyermaw says

    I’m pathetic at cooking so stuff like this is perfect for me. It’s so easy to make and it tastes great! Much appreciated for posting~ x


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