Coffee chocolate mug cake in microwave oven/ Quick microwave mug cake

Cake and cookies are a great snacking option for kids in the evening. Kids normally like them and if you get a perfect recipe, then there are very less chances of failure. It is just the matter of getting right consistency and baking temperature and time. Sometimes baking an elaborate cake may not be possible due to time constraint or other reasons! Then comes mug cakes for your rescue. Especially its summer holidays that too, earlier than expected! So this should be a handy recipe to satisfy anyone’s craving for a quick sweet treat.

Coffee chocolate mug cake in microwave oven

I wish everyone good health during this time. Let us all be aware of the current situation and stay safe and healthy with little effort from our side too.
Now, let us see the process of making these mug cakes in a microwave oven. In this recipe I have used left over filter coffee decoction!

Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 3 minutes
Serves: 6 medium mug cakes
Maida/ All purpose flour – ¼ cup
Ragi/ finger millet flour – ¼ cup
Small semolina/ chiroti rava – 2 tbsp
Sugar  - ¼ cup or little more
Cocoa powder – 1 heaped tsp
Thick coffee decoction (filter coffee) – 2-3 tsp or 1 tsp instant coffee powder
Baking soda/ cooking soda –  little less than ¼ tsp
Salt – 1 pinch
Milk – ¼ cup
Fresh curds/ buttermilk – 2 tbsp
Ghee or coconut oil – 2-3 tbsp
Choco chips/ chopped nuts – 2 tsp (optional)

  • Mix all the dry ingredients except sugar in a large mixing bowl. It includes flours, salt, cocoa powder, coffee powder (if not decoction) and baking soda.
  • Mix milk and sugar so that it dissolves partially. Pour in sugared milk to the dry ingredients and mix well so that there is no lump formed.
  • Add buttermilk/ curds, mix well. If you are using filter coffee, then add it in this stage. Adjust the consistency to that of dli batter. If it looks dry then add little water/ buttermilk.
  • Add ghee/ oil. Mix the batter nicely once.
  • Fold in chopped nuts or choco chips.
  • Fill 3/4th of ceramic / glass dessert bowls or microwave safe mugs with the prepared batter. Heat and cook in microwave energy (not convection) for 2.5 - 3 minutes or until inserted fork comes out clean.
3 minutes mug cake recipe

  • Please note that the cooking time varies depending on the quantity, microwave oven.
  • You can use ceramic coffee mugs to do. If using larger mug containing more batter, then it will take more time to cook.
  • You can cook as many mug cakes (6-8) at a time depending on your oven capacity. Or you can just make 1 for yourself.
  • This cake will turn harder if you heat more time even after it is cooked.
  • Coffee can be just left to make plain cocoa mug cake or you can add vanilla essence or powder to make choco vanilla cake.
Quick microwave mug cake