Low Fat Microwave Mug Cake – Chocolate Flavor

Low Fat Microwave Mug Cake a delicious 2 minutes low-calorie cake ready in minutes. Perfect for anytime dessert cravings or an easy snack too.



I have been hearing about these “Cake in a Mug” recipes for quite sometime now (TV shows/Friends) but never got the time or the urge to try one as we always had something chocolatey in the house to munch upon.

So yesterday night while watching a horror movie (Yes, Horror 🙂 I had this crazy urge to have a ooey gooey chocolate cake (which wasn’t there in the house)…..But I didn’t want to kill the movie by going through the cake making process n baking at night…….FINALLY got to make this very much in vogue Low Fat Microwave Mug Cake.
Here’s the recipe for a Low Fat Microwave Mug Cake which I wanted to top with fresh fruit but lack of time !!! Serve/Consume this cake as soon as it’s made, If you plan to serve later, pour some sweet syrup on it OR serve it with ice-cream. (As it gets little chewy once cold)

*** While microwaving the cake, it will rise n puff over the edges, DON’T WORRY, it will puff down once the timer is done.

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Low Fat Microwave Mug Cake

1 Microwavable Mug – (Large mug that can hold more than 1 cup of liquid) 1 Small Bowl – For mixing dry Ingredients – Optional  1 Fork

1 minPrep Time

3 minCook Time

4 minTotal Time

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4 Tbsp All Purpose Flour

1 Tbsp Olive Oil – You may use any flavorless oil or margarine as per choice

2 Tbsp Skim Milk

1 Tbsp Brown Sugar - You may use regular sugar

1 Sachet Sugarfree – You may use any sugar substitute or use regular sugar as per choice

2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

1 Pinch Baking Powder

1 Pinch Salt

1 Egg – You may substitute this with just egg whites as per choice


1 Tbsp Powdered Sugar – For Decoration - Optional

1 Tsp Olive Oil - For greasing the Mug


  1. Prep: Grease the microwavable mug with 1 tsp of oil, making sure to evenly grease the top edges so that cake doesn't stick to it in the microwave.
  2. In a bowl, mix evenly flour, sugar, sugarfree, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Pic 1
  3. Add egg to the greased mug and whisk with a fork for 30 sec. Pic2
  4. Now add 2 Tbsp of dry Ingredients to the mug, whisk into a smooth bather using a fork. Pic3
  5. Add the remaining dry Ingredients and whisk everything together for a minute. Pic4
  6. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. (Check with a toothpick, if cake batter is still gooey, microwave for up to 10 seconds. Pic5 & 6
  7. Decorate with powdered sugar and serve warm.

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