TikTok Viral 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

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Get ready for a simple, 5-minute chocolate mug cake that’s moist, rich, indulgent, and foolproof—so delicious that it’s racked up over 6 million views on TikTok and Instagram!

I truly believe this is the ultimate chocolate mug cake, and thankfully, thousands of others agree with me. Even though I didn’t originally plan to share this recipe, all the love it’s gotten has convinced me that it’s time to spread the joy.


While there are plenty of chocolate mug cake recipes out there, many of them just don’t hit the mark: they might be too dense, too dry, too rubbery, too sweet—the list goes on.

But fear not! This incredible recipe is here to save the day. It solves all those problems and is the perfect solution for your late-night chocolate cravings.

TikTok Viral 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Course Dessert
Servings 1


  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1.5 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk chocolate chips
  • Optional: Nutella to serve


  • In a microwave-safe mug (10-12 oz), mix together the milk and oil using a fork.
  • Add the sugar and mix well.
  • Sift in the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt), then gently stir with the fork. Make sure to scrape the edges to mix everything thoroughly.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Clean the edges of the mug if needed, then microwave for about 60-90 seconds.
  • Spread some Nutella on top and enjoy!


To measure flour accurately, fluff it up with a fork first, then add it to the tablespoon measure, wiping off any excess flour from the top.

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