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2-min Coffee Cocoa Mug Cake – Eggless too ! | Easy Cake Recipes for #Lockdown

Serious Baristas would agree that “Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” Well,I don’t drink either coffee or tea (except an occasional green/herbal tea). My coffee-loving family tells me often that I am missing out a lot without either of the beverages, but I don’t miss either of them, having not drunk both since childhood.


Ahem! If you are done rolling your eyes,I make it up with baking / cooking with Coffee for small, impromptu celebrations at home. And for the record, I make excellent South Indian Filter Coffee for others at home without which no self-respecting TamBrahm would start their day 🙂      

So, today’s dessert came rather as a welcome surprise for my family who were served this coffee-rich dessert within minutes of wrapping lunch. My little one was the most excited and my coffee-loving (critic of a) husband declared it a roaring success. Mind you, he takes his Affogato, Mochiatto and Espresso as seriously as South Indian Filter Coffee. The elder girl had made a Dalgona Coffee Cake with Choco chips recently – a recipes which I intend to share soon !  

Well, if you have 5 mins of prep time and 2 mins to watch over, you can beat all the midnight sugar cravings post dinner or even make a quick treat during this #lockdown. I have used Instant Coffee powder here, but you can use any variant you have. You may also serve it with Vanilla Ice Cream or topped with Rich Chocolate sauce 


The best part of this recipe is you can exercise portion control (the most difficult part of any dessert) and make it in a jiffy whenever those choco-coffee cravings kick in !  In fact, it took me more time to write/edit this post than it took to me bake it:)

Sasmita gave #LoveforCoffee theme for #FMBH. She has an amazing eye for capturing beverages, and her food styling is something worth emulating.  

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Prep time – 5 mins | Bake time – 2 mins | Serves – 1

For each serving, add a mix of the following. Just repeat the steps and quantities for X number of servings

What you require and how to make:


Sift 2 TBSP all purpose flour, 1 TBSP Cocoa pwdr, 1.5 TBSP powdered Sugar, 1 tsp Instant Coffee granules, 1/8 tsp baking powder. To this dry mixture, add 2 TBSP milk, 1 TBSP oil and a few drops of vanilla essence. Mix well.

Pour into ramekins / microwaveable coffee mugs. Sprinkle choco chips on top if desired.

Microwave for 1 min. Let it stand for 10 seconds. 

Microwave for 30 secs more. Check with toothpick, if it comes out clean, let it stand for 10 more seconds in the microwave . serve immdly after that.

If it doesnt (owing to quanities made or quality of cocoa / milk etc), microwave for 20-30 seconds more.

It should be done in max 2 mins, give or take a few seconds

Serve in the same ramekins or topped with ice cream / chocolate sauce.

I served it wit drizzled confectioner’s sugar.






  1. cookwithrenu

    Yes you can exercise portion control, but I might eat them all. They look irresistible and with coffee in it, who can say no. Yum

  2. Mayuri Patel

    A quick dessert.. that's a great treat for any coffee lover. I cannot imagine beginning the day with a cup of tea or coffee.. I don't mind any. And I do miss the South Indian filtered coffee.

  3. This is delicious MW recipe. I love it. I just fail at mug cakes. Will definitely love to try this one out.

  4. Poonam Bachhav

    These 2 min coffee mug cakes sound so easy and quick to whip up Kalyani ! Perfect for the ongoing lockdown. I would love trying these outsoon.

  5. Priya Iyer

    Oooh yum! The mug cake looks so soft and delicious!

    Can this be made in an OTG too? I don't have a microwave, but would love to try this out.

  6. preethi'scuisine

    Coffee flavoured Mug cakes are so quick to bake and delicious . Perfect treat for sudden sweet cravings anytime.

  7. Mug cakes are always fun to make for quick and easy dessert cravings. Love the addition of coffee flavor here in chocolate cake.. perfect flavour combo for me.

  8. WOW !! Such a quick way to have dessert when craving suddenly.. The cake looks so delicious with both chocolate and coffee flavors

  9. Vasusvegkitchen

    This 2 min coffee mug cake looks superb. We both r same kalyani,i too dt like having tea or coffee from my childhood like only green tea????. Preparing mug cake in less time surely helpful when craving to have some cake.

  10. Sujata Roy

    Loved this coffee mug cakes Kalyani. Perfect for sudden sweet cravings. I can feel the taste and flavour. Mug cakes looks delish.

  11. Cookingisfunn

    perfectly made mug cake…Coffee flavor always bang on with mug cakes

  12. OMG, I love the look of this! Craving it now..

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