2 minute chocolate and salted caramel mug cakes

I had Martin Luther King, Jr. Day off of work, and of course I was itching to bake.  I pondered making some cinnamon rolls but didn’t think it would make sense if there were just two of us to enjoy these at home.

This 2-minute chocolate and salted caramel mug cake recipe has been on my “to bake” list for some time.  I was going to head off to the (skating) rink and decided to make these on a whim.  My husband could enjoy it after I left and after our daughter went down for her nap.

This mug cake literally took about 5 minutes to put together, from start to finish.  I was initially worried about the size of my coffee mug, but it worked out perfectly.  Instead of adding a salted caramel, I added just one homemade caramel that I had in our refrigerator. I didn’t get to try any of the cake until after I got home, so it was about 2 hours old at that point. The top of the cake had dried out, but the middle was good.  My suggestion is to make this when you are ready to eat it so the cake doesn’t lose any moisture.

I’m glad I tried this recipe – it is a nice quick dessert that you can make almost instantly.  If you have any last-minute company coming over, this could be something you serve and impress them with!


2 minute chocolate and salted caramel mug cakes

This chocolate and salted caramel mug cake is made in the microwave. And it cooks in about 2 minutes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake
Servings: 1
Author: Eva Bakes


  • 4 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder I used dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3 Tablespoons skim milk I used soy milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 salted caramels I used one homemade caramel


  • Into a small bowl mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, egg, milk, and vegetable oil.
  • Pour mixture into a regular sized coffee mug. Drop caramels into center of mixture one at a time.
  • Microwave on high for one minute and 30 seconds. If needed {if cake batter is still gooey}, microwave on high for up to an additional 30 seconds.


Source: Slightly adapted from The Family Kitchen


  1. Andrea V
    January 30, 2012 / 3:01 am

    I love these mug recipes! my mouth is watering hehe Love your blog! Following now 🙂

  2. Nicole, RD
    January 30, 2012 / 2:30 pm

    Oh my gosh, these sound AMAZING!

  3. Lindsay {life and kitchen}
    January 30, 2012 / 3:39 pm

    Wow! What a good – and easy! – idea!

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  5. Megan
    February 2, 2012 / 1:51 am

    What an amazing recipe! Definitely have to try this!

  6. Marsha Baker
    June 7, 2013 / 3:51 am

    I ended up making this one tonight right after I printed it. =) It was very tasty, but was almost more than what I wanted for 1 serving. LOVED the melted caramel in the middle!

    • Eva
      June 7, 2013 / 12:32 pm

      I'm so glad you enjoyed this, Marsha! Yes, this cake is big enough to share, but it's perfect for one person if you are having a serious cake craving!

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