As Promised: 3 Minute Cake (Mug Cake)

(The picture shows it straight from the microwave. Not pretty, but very tasty!)

Only simple recipes here--no long lists of hard to find ingredients, no hours in the kitchen. I like simple, pure, wholesome food. (So I recommend organic, chemical free foods as much as possible. Don't even get me started.) So, of course, I am beginning with a dessert! Ha--"a little sugar is o.k. for a treat." Emphasis on a LITTLE sugar. (Don't get me started on artificial sweeteners either.)

My daughter found this little treasure online, and there are many variations of it. This one has proven to consistently come out well, even with slight variations. (We tend to use 2 tablespoons of oil, rather than 3, and occasionally throw in some chocolate chips.) Dust it with some powdered sugar, and enjoy! (This is a little dangerous, I have to admit. Although it is theoretically better to have a little bit of cake at your disposal, rather than a whole one, it does make it a little TOO easy to have cake any time. So don't say I didn't warn you!

P.S. The flour doesn't have to be cake flour, but it will be lighter in texture if you use it..  I use gluten free flour, and it turns out fine.  It's especially good with a gluten free baking mix I love, called Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix. 
P.P.S. The mug in the picture is my favorite mug--a Mother's Day gift from my daughter!

3 Minute Cake

4 tablespoons cake flour

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons baking cocoa

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons oil

1 large coffee mug

Mix flour, sugar, and cocoa in mug. Add 1 egg. Pour in milk and oil and mix well. Cook in microwave for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

This picture shows half of the cake, (but I usually eat the whole thing!)

Linking to:

The Saturday Evening Pot


  1. I just sent this recipe over to Foodie Wednesday at
    Visit there for some great recipes.

  2. Oooh...going to have to try this one! thanks for stopping over at my blog today.

  3. My comment messed up, so I'm trying this again! I tried one of these mug recipes over the summer & it was not good at I can't wait to try yours, because if you're recommending it, it must be good! Thanks for linking up over at What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  4. Thanks for adding another mug cake recipe to my list! :) I am becoming a huge fan of those! So easy and delicious and you don't have a huge cake staring you in the face begging to be eaten. :D


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