Really! I do not kid.

30 seconds!
And 100 calories!
For chocoholic, sugar addicts, who are pathetically impatient like me, this is just divine. 
This cake is another Pinterest tried-and-true find, and boy am I happy to have made the discovery! Like usual, there are few minor tweaks from the original recipe (we aren’t coffee drinkers). Here’s the method to my madness:
2 tbsp. flour
1 1/2 tbsp. no-calorie sweetener (I’ve used sugar, too… which makes it, like, 175 calorie cake:)
2 tsp. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. oil
1 drop of vanilla extract
Spray a mug or ramekin with cooking spray. In the cup combine the flour, sweetener, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until no lumps remain. Stir in the milk, olive oil, and vanilla until smooth.
Bake in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. You may need to add 5-10 more seconds depending on your microwave. *Note: don’t overcook or it will be rubbery! It should be moist on the bottom and will continue cooking as it sets.

I serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, but you could top it with fruit, whipped cream… anything!

I give this one a 9/10- it’s such a great go-to, make it in a pinch recipe!
Totally enough to settle my post-meal sweet tooth. (And that’s a tall order.) PIN IT (eh, get it!?) Give it a try!


  1. I will definitely have to give this a try. Usually I don&#39;t like the consistency of microwave mug cakes, but I&#39;ll take your recommendation! I&#39;m visiting from Pint Sized Baker.<br /><br />Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life
  2. Sorry but i really didn&#39;t like it! I like the normal mug cakes, but they are so full of sugar, cocoa and oil so i was happy to see a low calorie option. But i don&#39;t think it was worth the 100 calories. I microwaved it for 25 seconds, it was a funny texture, not spongy at all, and it just wasn&#39;t sweet enough or chocolatey enough. I think you&#39;d be better just making a smaller
  3. I microwaved it for 35 seconds and it was perfect. I also added about five chocolate chips to it... I find it depends on what sweetner you used. I use truvia- which is kind of nasty. But the second time around that I made it it came out better. Also- not as big as the others I used to make. Which makes me kinda sad...LOL
  4. This is more like 140 calories. Flour is 57, oil is 40, around 15-20 for milk... That&#39;s already 112 when u add in the rest of the ingredients it comes out to 140.
    • I'm so sorry it didn't turn out well! Your microwave sounds more powerful than the one we used- maybe try cooking it for 25 seconds and watching really closely to make sure it doesn't boil over? Also- maybe use a larger mug! Let me know how it goes!
  5. I can't make this 100 calories. I input it all in to my calorie counter and it came out at 201 calories? The oil is 120 cals I have sunflower oil, olive oil is the same. Should I be using something else???
    • 120 for a tablespoon, and there are 3 teaspoons in 1 tablespoon. You only use a 1/3 of that caloric value of 120. I found subbing in apple sauce or vegan yoghourt worked just as well, or even mashed banana, if you're worried about oil the same way that I am.
  6. I just made this and it was phenomenal. I used stevia as the sweetener and coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. It tasted like a chocolate coconut fudge cake. Completely curbed my sweet-tooth. Would not change a thing making it again. Thanks for this quick go-to dessert!
  7. This is a great recipe but how on earth did you work this out at only 100 calories? My fitness pal has worked it out at being closer to 200 not 100.... I'm now sad :(
  8. I tried it and I halved everything (otherwise it wouldn't be 100 calories) it came out to be 107 calories and it tasted delicious! Thank you for the recipe