Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake

Recipe By: Christina Tosi

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake

Fancy cakes are cool and all, but nothing beats a hot cake with a handle.

Like our iconic Compost Cookie, this mug cake breaks all the rules with mix-it-if-you-got-it ingredients: potato chips, oats, ground coffee, chocolate chips, butterscotch, marshmallows, ritz crackers, pretzels, or any of your favorite snacks hanging out in the pantry.

Stir the batter together, pour it into your mug, zap it in the microwave, then top it with extra chips, pretzels, or chocolate—go wild.

This is everything we love about a warm cake: gooey yet slightly dense, salty, sweet, easily made, and packed into a personal serving.

This recipe makes two mugs of cake. So go ahead, invite a friend over.

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Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake

Gooey Chocolate Mug Cake


In a medium-size bowl, whisk together butter, milk, oil, vanilla, vinegar, and egg until combined. Whisk in sugars until combined. Whisk in dry ingredients until batter is smooth. Fold in the fun stuff .


Divide the batter evenly over the two mugs. Microwave until the cake rises and puffs but is still gooey and glossy on top, 60-90 seconds.


Remove the mugs from the microwave and garnish with other fun salty stuff. Dig in, babe!


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