Self Saucing Chocolate Mug Cake without eggs

Self Saucing Chocolate Mug Cake without eggs

Good evening folks! I hope you all in the best of health. Well, this pandemic situation has made us stay home and these hunger pangs are for real. You or the members in the fam are habitually opening the fridge imagining that some dish would automatically appear for you to hog on. Well, this isn't anything abnormal. We all are going through the same situation. That is when I wanted to try some different type of mug cake recipe. That would actually fill my mind and soul.

Mug cake recipes are all over the internet. I wanted to go overboard and try something that wouldn't compromise the taste of a cake, that is moist and delicious yet can be made in a mug in about 5 minutes , from start to finish, no more. I started experimenting with the normal mug cake recipes that called for 3 or 4 ingredients but included egg and that was the con to me. I really didn't like the idea where we add eggs to a mug cake, but of course if you are feeding a child and you want them to have egg in their diet its good. But I still don't like the texture of a mug cake that uses eggs, it is quite hard and spongy that almost ruins all the hype of a mug cake. But if you still want a moist and delicious mug cake you may reduce the microwave time by 10-20 seconds. But now you have a gooey egg mess that isn't even completely cooked and that actually is so gross, at least to me.

So I was in a hunt to perfect my mug cake recipe until I wold get satisfied, that is how this self-saucing chocolate mug cake was discovered! It doesn't use egg, its delicious and super moist and almost feels like you are having the well-know Chillis Molten lava cake (if topped with some vanilla ice cream). Well, I didn't have vanilla ice cream, boohoo. But I guarantee this is just so indulging.

Let me warn you, these aren't the best of pictures, as this mug cake doesn't essentially fluff up or raise like the ones that use eggs. So it is very difficult to capture the beauty inside the mug. You definitely need to give it a try (if you know what I am saying).


For the Mug Cake: 
  • 3 Tbsp All-purpose Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2  tsp baking powder
  • Salt, a pinch
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 1/2 tbsp oil / melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

For the sauce:
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tbsp semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)


  1. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredents under mug cake.
  2. Next add the liquid ingredients and mix well until combined.
  3. Pour into a microwavable mug/ ceramic mug.
  4. Sprinkle the brown sugar, and add the cocoa powder, and carefully pour the hot water and finally add the semi sweet chocolate chips (optional).
  5. Microwave for 1 and 1/2 minutes and serve, ideally with vanilla ice cream.

  • Depending on the quality of cocoa powder use more if required.
  • If you do not have brown sugar alternatively you may use 2-3 tbsp warm milk (instead of hot water) , white sugar and cocoa powder for the sauce/topping. 
  • The batter is going to be thick-crumb like, the hot water/hot milk does the trick of moistening the thick cake. 
  • Microwave ovens have different heat, microwave for 1 minute and check if not cooked well microwave for 30 seconds more, no more. 

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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