Chocolate Cake in a Mug


1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons chocolate chips
whipped cream (optional)


  1. In a 10-12 ounce microwave-safe mug, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add water, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Stir until smooth and there are no lumps. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the chocolate chips.
  2. Microwave on high for 60 seconds. Sprinkle the remaining chcolate chips (1 tablespoon) on top and microwave 10 seconds more, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Top cake with whipped cream, if desired. Serve immediately.