Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake: Easy Single Serving Dessert

Want a decadent, chocolatey treat without having to bake an entire cake? Then this chocolate raspberry mug cake is the perfect solution. With just a mug and your microwave, you can enjoy dessert in under 10 minutes. It’s my favorite flavor for date night, that is if you can bring yourself to share!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This chocolate raspberry mug cake features rich chocolate cake, sweet raspberry jam, and takes 10 minutes or less to prepare. All you need is a mug and a microwave (alright fine, maybe measuring spoons too) to enjoy this easy dessert recipe.

While mug cakes are usually considered single serving options, they’re also great to share, which is especially nice for date night and Valentine’s Day! Add a scoop of ice cream and make it a la mode for an extra special treat.

It’s a great option when you don’t want to have to make a whole tray or pan of dessert, and there’s no need to turn on the oven! Mug cakes are also great for parties, as you can make a variety of flavors quickly and easily to please a crowd.

dipping a spoon into a chocolate raspberry mug cake with chocolate drizzle

Ingredients List

ingredients to make chocolate raspberry mug cake
  • 3 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp butter (melted) or oil
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp seedless raspberry jam (heated until runny)

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

  • You can also use 6 fresh or frozen raspberries in place of the raspberry jam. However, I like jam as it’s sweeter and you can avoid the seeds!
  • For extra chocolate flavor, add 1 Tbsp chocolate chips to your batter! Don’t like chocolate? Omit the cocoa powder and add 1 Tbsp flour for a vanilla raspberry mug cake variation!
  • If you are non-dairy, you can substitute oat milk, coconut milk, or almond milk for the dairy milk (and use oil instead of butter)
  • Instead of the all purpose flour, you can use almond flour for a gluten free option. It may take up to 30 seconds longer to cook, and I find it slightly more gummy texturally, but still delicious!
  • Toppings are optional, but can include fresh raspberries, whipped cream, ice cream, chocolate shavings, or chocolate sauce

Step By Step Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe mug, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, and salt, stirring to distribute evenly
combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a microwave safe mug
  1. Add the vanilla extract, melted butter, melted jam, and milk, and stir until just incorporated (do not overmix)
add vanilla extract, melted butter, melted jam, and milk to dry mug ingredients
  1. Place the mug in the microwave and cook on high for 30 seconds. Add additional time in 15-second increments as needed, until center is just set (it will be slightly shiny on top still, but a toothpick inserted in the center should come out with wet crumbs, not batter)
  2. Add toppings if desired, and enjoy warm, right from the mug!
overhead view of chocolate raspberry mug cake, fresh raspberries, and chocolate drizzle

More Mug Cake Flavor Variations

Recipe FAQs

Are There Variations of the Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake with Different Types of Chocolate?

Certainly! Experiment with different cocoa powders to change the flavor.

For extra depth and more variety, add dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate chips as a mix in option.

How Long Should I Microwave a Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake?

Microwave the Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake for approximately 45 seconds to 1 minute, depending on your microwave’s wattage.

Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center; it should come out with moist crumbs.

Can I Make a Larger Batch of Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cakes for a Group or Party?

While the recipe is designed for a single serving, you can make as many as you want across your desired number of mugs.

For best results, microwave them one at a time to cook. Since it only takes about a minute, it shouldn’t add much hassle to do so.

What Tips Can You Provide for Achieving a Moist and Fluffy Texture in the Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake?

To achieve a moist and fluffy texture, ensure accurate measurements, avoid overmixing the batter, and microwave the mug cake in short intervals to prevent overcooking.

If your cake is a little overcooked, you can always add chocolate or raspberry syrup, or whipped or ice cream over top to add moisture to it for serving.

Are There Options for Adjusting the Sweetness Level of the Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake?

Certainly! To add more sweetness, increase the sugar, or add some chocolate chips to the batter.

For less sweetness, reduce sugar, and reduce or consider replacing the raspberry jam with fresh or frozen raspberries instead.

What Type of Mug Is Recommended for Baking the Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake?

Choose a microwave-safe mug with a capacity of at least 12 ounces to prevent overflow during baking.

For best results, use one that has a smooth, nonstick type of surface to make it easier to get the cake out.

Can I Add a Scoop of Ice Cream or Whipped Cream as a Topping for the Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake?

Absolutely! Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or even a drizzle of chocolate sauce for extra indulgence.

Fresh raspberries, raspberry sauce, and chocolate chips or shavings are other great options, depending on the color and texture you’d like to add.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • Any microwave safe mug between 8-12 ounces should be fine. Mine are actually even larger, coming in at 18 ounces, so use what you’ve got. Extra space at the top is great for toppings!
  • This recipe was developed using a 1000W microwave. My mug cake was set after 45 seconds total. If you have a higher or lower wattage, your cake may require less or more time to cook through
  • You can always add more jam after cooking if you like as well! Just make a small hole with a spoon (or similar) in the center of the cake and add another Tbsp or so (this can help with adding more sweetness or moisture)!
holding up a spoonful of chocolate raspberry mug cake with a fresh raspberry

Serving Tips

  • To make multiple mugs for entertaining just follow the recipe for each mug individually (cook them separately for best results). Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours, then add any toppings just before serving
  • If you would like to re-warm the cake for eating, microwave for about 30 seconds on high, just to warm it through (though note it will dry out just a tad more). These cakes are also great cold!

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Final Thoughts

This chocolate raspberry mug cake is packed with rich chocolate flavor and sweet raspberry jam for the perfect pairing. It’s still not overly sweet, though, so feel free to serve it up with some ice cream and enjoy it a la mode!

It takes less than 10 minutes to make this single serving dessert, and most of that is just measuring and stirring. That’s right, your microwave cooks it up beautifully in about 1 minute (depending on your wattage).

This flavor is perfect for Valentine’s Day or date night, but I still think it’s great any time of year. Make a few flavors of mug cakes and serve them for your next party so your guests can enjoy a variety – since they’re so quick and easy, they’re a great option!

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Easy Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake (No Egg)

This chocolate raspberry mug cake is the perfect easy dessert for one. It only takes about a minute to cook, and uses a lot of pantry staples for a tasty sweet treat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 387 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Special Dark)
  • ½ Tsp baking powder
  • ½ Tsp vanilla extract
  • Tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted (or sub oil)
  • 3 Tbsp milk (I use 2%)
  • 2 Tbsp seedless raspberry jam (melted until runny)

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave safe mug, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, and salt, stirring to distribute evenly
    3 Tbsp all purpose flour, 1 Tbsp granulated sugar, 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ Tsp baking powder, ⅛ Tsp salt
  • Add the vanilla extract, melted butter, melted jam, and milk, and stir until just incorporated (do not overmix)
    ½ Tsp vanilla extract, 1 Tbsp butter, melted, 3 Tbsp milk, 2 Tbsp seedless raspberry jam
  • Place the mug in the microwave and cook on high for 30 seconds. Add additional time in 15-second increments as needed, until center is just set (it will be slightly shiny on top still, but a toothpick inserted in the center should come out with wet crumbs, not batter)
  • Add toppings if desired, and enjoy warm, right from the mug!

Notes

  • You can also use 6-8 fresh or frozen raspberries in place of the raspberry jam. However, I like jam as it’s sweeter and you can avoid the seeds!
  • For extra chocolate flavor, add 1 Tbsp chocolate chips to your batter! Don’t like chocolate? Omit the cocoa powder and add 1 Tbsp flour for a vanilla raspberry mug cake variation!
  • If you are non-dairy, you can substitute oat milk, coconut milk, or almond milk for the dairy milk (and use oil instead of butter)
  • Instead of the all purpose flour, you can use almond flour for a gluten free option. It may take up to 30 seconds longer to cook, and I find it slightly more gummy texturally, but still delicious!
  • Toppings are optional, but can include fresh raspberries, whipped cream, ice cream, chocolate shavings, or chocolate sauce
  • This recipe was developed using a 1000W microwave. My mug cake was set after 45 seconds total. If you have a higher or lower wattage, your cake may require less or more time to cook through
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and variety of ingredients, any sauces or toppings added, and quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 151gCalories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 6gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8.7gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 642mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 4.7gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 450IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 195mgIron: 2.6mg
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Katie Vine