My favorite thing about cakes is how great they taste. My least favorite thing about them is how long they take to make. Enter in my new favorite mug cake recipe. Filled with all the chocolate goodness I love about a cake, with no mess and made in just 2 minutes in the microwave! This chocolate mug cake is a treat I will splurge on any day of the week.

Mug Cake Recipe

Father's Day Mug Cake

Father’s Day is in less than one week! This simple idea will allow your kids to help and is sure to win the way to any dad’s heart. Microwave mug cakes with bright printable gift tags are a great option for a gift the whole family can help to create. The microwave cooking technique gives instant gratification, and after cooking the kids can easily pile on dad’s favorite toppings, making the cake a thoughtful way to end a special meal.

Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Keep reading for the mug cake recipe and to download the printable Father’s Day gift tags.

Mug Cakes With Printable Gift Tags

To print the gift tags, click on the photo above. Cut and glue them to toothpicks for an easy way to say… “Dad you are rad!”.

This idea although cute for Father’s Day is also a sweet idea for any celebration. Change out the tag to a happy birthday one for a dear friend, a congrats tag for a recent grad, or an I Love You tag – to share a little sweetness any day.

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Mug Cake Recipe

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1


  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp chocolate chips
  • Salt
  • Vanilla Extract


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mug and stir.
  2. Add dash of salt and a dash of vanilla extract on top of the mixture in the mug.
  3. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Add in dad's favorite toppings - pecans, chocolate chips, brown sugar or sprinkles to make the cake special.

Treat dad or anyone you love to this easy mug cake. Make it in 2 minutes! Can’t beat that for a tasty and sweet treat.

Project design and photography by Carly Taylor for A Subtle Revelry.