Got Five Minutes? Here’s How to Make Chocolate Cake in a Mug

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Sometimes when a chocolate craving hits, we are woefully unprepared. No change for the vending machine. No chocolate treat lingering in our desk drawers. But thanks to Sarah James (a.k.a. “Scoochmaroo“), the food and living editor over at, we have a new go-to solution for satisfying our sweet tooth: 5-Minute Chocolate Cake in a Mug.

That’s right—if you’ve got five minutes to spare, a few basic ingredients, a microwave and a coffee mug, you’ll have your very own yummy chocolate cake to enjoy in less time than it takes to dig through your purse for spare change to buy a chocolate bar. And when it comes to recipes for kids, what could be easier? We also appreciate the fact that making cake in a mug means less kitchen cleanup, which is always a bonus for time-crunched families.

What you’ll need:
• Flour
• Sugar
• Unsweetened cocoa
• Egg
• Milk
• Oil
• Chocolate chips
• Flavouring (optional)

You’ll find the full recipe and instructions for 5-Minute Chocolate Cake in a Mug over at Instructables. There’s even a video to take you through the process, step by step. Looking for more quick and easy snack ideas? Check out our food section for some great recipes.

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