Chocolate Mug Cake

This Chocolate Mug Cake is a quick, simple and delicious treat for one (or two if you want to share). Made in under five minutes, this mug cake is the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth!

When those cravings hit and you need something sweet ASAP, it’s nice to have a recipe like this mug cake on hand! This is ready in less than 10 minutes, just like our no bake cookies and homemade reese’s.

Chocolate Mug Cake topped with mini chocolate chips and strawberries

Satisfy your sweet tooth

You see, I LOVE food (I’m a food blogger, right?!) and I especially love sweet treats. Of course, I want to enjoy all the delicious dessert recipes and satisfy my sweet tooth, but without feeling too guilty about all the calories.

I’ve always been a firm believer in making better lifestyle choices and not banking on fad diets and trendy eating plans. I have to be realistic and not deprive myself of whatI love most (aka sugar), which is why I have been regularly using SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener.

SPLENDA® Naturals is 100% natural sweetener made with stevia leaf extract, and is the best tasting stevia I have tried. We have been using it in our smoothies for the last four or so months and love the amount of sweetness it brings without any bitter aftertaste.

SPLENDA® Naturals uses Reb D, which is a naturally sweeter part of the stevia leaf. Other stevia sweeteners use Reb A, which is where the bitter aftertaste can come from.

I wanted to try it out in more recipes, and recently made a chocolate mug cake using SPLENDA® Naturals that was delicious!

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how to make a mug cake

I loved that this mug cake was just the right amount of dessert (the hubby and I shared it for a date-night-in), and it was so simple to make! You just have to mix the ingredients and pop it in the microwave! See for yourself:

  1. Combine all your dry ingredients into a microwave-safe mug.
  2. Add wet ingredients and mix until well combined; microwave.
  3. Top with mini chocolate chips and strawberries

From beginning to end, this chocolate mug cake takes just about 5 minutes to make. I think that’s pretty awesome considering how amazing the result is!

More toppings and flavors:

Try changing the flavor with 1-2 drops of peppermint, mint, or vanilla, or a pinch of cinnamon or allspice. You can also top the cake with toasted coconut, organic honey, oatmeal, almond butter, nutella, peanut butter, bananas, crushed nuts, or whipped cream.

How to Make a Mug Cake - cake batter in a white mug

Thanks to SPLENDA!

We are all about simple and quick recipes – especially treats, like this easy mug cake!! And we are especially excited to have been able to use SPLENDA® Naturals that allowed us to get the sweetness we craved without adding any calories.

I’m excited to use SPLENDA® Naturals in even more cooking and baking which can help me make small changes over time and help me hit my goals in time for the holidays.

Can Splenda be used in any recipe? Generally Splenda can be substituted for white sugar at a 1:1 ratio in any baking recipe without changing the texture or flavor. If for some reason the recipe calls for more than 1 ¼ c of sugar or the amount of flour is less than twice the amount of sugar, then you’ll want to reduce the ratio to ½ Splenda: 1 sugar.

Chocolate Cake in a mug with chocolate chips and strawberries

For even more recipes to use SPLENDA® Naturals in, be sure to check out:

For more information and RECIPES using SPLENDA® Naturals, be sure to check them out on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

Mug Cake Recipe

5 from 2 votes
This Chocolate Mug Cake is a quick, simple and delicious treat and is the perfect size for one (or two if you want to share). Made in under five minutes, this fluffy cake is the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 178 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4.5 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp mini chocolate chips
  • 2 strawberries


  • Begin by combining all your dry ingredients and pouring into a microwave-safe mug.
  • Add wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Pour in 1 teaspoon of mini chocolate chips.
  • Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute and 45 seconds. Top with remaining mini chips and strawberries. ENJOY!

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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    1. You can make your own self-rising flour! Just use regular flour and add about 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Mix it together and you have self-rising flour. 🙂

  1. Hi Kristyn, I LOVE your recipes! I’m dying to make this mug cake for a treat but I want to use granulated sugar instead of the stevia called for in the recipe. How much sugar should I use? I have tried to find the answer on the Internet and not bother you with a silly question but I haven’t come up with an answer that make any sense. It’s like I’d need to use A CUP of sugar in a little mug cake….NOT likely, lol. Please HELP! 🥺