Homemade Chocolate Mug Cake (for your Valentine!)

First of all, my teenage daughters were very upset that I asked them to help with this project, and that we had to make them quite a few times (5 to be exact) until we got it right. They were just devastated to be making and sampling that much chocolage mug cake—ha! 100% kidding here, the sweet tooth runs strong in our family. My 10th grader’s recipe was the final winner that we’re sharing today, by the way.

Now, all that cake-making and sampling was certainly more than we normally have when it comes to sweets (we usually aim for one big treat a week, give or take!) since both the refined sugar and chocolate chips in this recipe clearly means it’s not real food. But, when it is time to indulge in something special … homemade (from scratch) definitely is the way to go!

So, we’re excited to share this super easy and fun recipe just in time to share with your Valentine this weekend … or whenever your heart desires! 🙂

Other Valentine’s Day Sweets You Might Enjoy

Homemade Chocolate Mug Cake

Treat your someone special this Valentine’s Day with a delicious Homemade Chocolate Mug Cake that is so simple and quick to make.


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  1. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a microwave-safe coffee cup. Stir in the melted butter, milk (or water), and chocolate chips until smooth.

  2. Microwave on high for about 90 seconds, until firm. Garnish with fresh berries and/or whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

Homemade Chocolate Mug Cake

Amount Per Serving

Calories 453 Calories from Fat 243

% Daily Value*

Fat 27g42%

Saturated Fat 16g100%

Trans Fat 1g

Cholesterol 68mg23%

Sodium 410mg18%

Potassium 291mg8%

Carbohydrates 52g17%

Fiber 5g21%

Sugar 28g31%

Protein 8g16%

Vitamin A 824IU16%

Calcium 108mg11%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.