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Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cake In A Mug

It’s been a while since my last post! Something came up that took me away from the computer, but things should go back to normal pretty soon. I’m trying to catch up with your emails and recipe questions.

I also finally updated my About Chocolate Covered Katie page.

People kept saying I needed a new photo of me, since the last one was 3 years old! Not that I’ve changed much… Some of my friends look vastly different from their high-school selves, but I think I look pretty much the same as I did even fifteen years ago. Except I had bangs back then!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake - 1/2 cup flour, 2 tbsp chocolate chips, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp... Full Recipe: @choccoveredkt

What else hasn’t changed much?

My love of all things chocolate-chip. So this healthy chocolate chip mug cake—made in less than 5 minutes—will always sound good to me!

cookie cake in a mug

cookie dough

It’s delicious topped with coconut ice cream or my Homemade Frozen Yogurt.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake

Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cake In A Mug

Print This Recipe 4.75/5


  • 1/4 cup spelt flour, or all-purpose (readers have had success with Bob’s gluten-free)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tbsp xylitol or sugar of choice
  • pinch pure stevia, or 1 more tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1/2 tbsp oil or more milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-3 tbsp chocolate chips


To make the cake in a mug: If using an oven, preheat to 350F. In a small bowl, mix all dry ingredients. Now pour wet into dry, and stir until just evenly combined. Pour into greased ramekins, a little dish, or a mug. (Or two 1/2-cup ramekins.) If using the microwave, cook for 1 minute 20 seconds (Microwave times will vary depending on wattage). Or cook this in the oven for around 14-15 minutes. Let cool before trying to pop out. Makes 2 small muffins or one jumbo muffin!

*View Cookie Dough Mug Cake Nutrition Facts*

Question of the Day:

Do you look completely different from how you looked 5 years ago?

Or do you look exactly the same? And are you a completely different person in terms of personality? Sometimes I look at people who have changed so much over the years, and I don’t understand how that happens… Do they just wake up one day and say, “I think I want to become a completely new person, starting today”?

Link Of The Day:

Chocolate frosting that is actually GOOD for you - @choccoveredkt

Fudgy Healthy Chocolate Frosting

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Published on May 13, 2013

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  1. Jennifer C says

    This was delicious….but I got a way different nutritional summary when I put it in MFP. Are you sure about these numbers?



  2. Lauren says

    Can I just say that this recipe is FANTASTIC! I’ve been using it for a long time now and I’ve used pumpkin purée and mashed banana in place of the applesauce when I didn’t have it in my fridge and they have all turned out so good! Applesauce is the best, then banana and then pumpkin 🙂

  3. Jen F says

    Hi Katie! Just had to comment–my husband and I love this cake! I make it at least once a week. Last night I thought about one of my favorite cookie recipes (from Keepin It Kind–a chai chocolate chip cookie). I thought, what if I made this cake into a chai chocolate chip cake!?!? So I opened up a chai tea bag, dumped it in and put about 1/4-1/2 tsp of cinnamon in the cake. Oh my goodness. AMAZING!! If you like chai, I’d highly recommend!! Thanks for all your recipes!!

  4. Susan says

    Your recipes get me so excited but them I plug the ingredients into my loseit app to get the calories and usually get about double the calories you claim. This one is more than double even with the minimum amount of chocolate chips.

    • Jason Sanford says

      I’m getting close to what Katie posted. What specific ingredients are you plugging in? Be sure to remember that optional ingredients are never included in nutrition labels unless specifically specified!

  5. Stephanie Rodriguez says

    These were so good!!!! I didn’t have any applesauce so I used 2 tsp of Canola Oil (I know, I know, not healthy!!!) and a smide of apple cider vinegar to give it a little buttery flavor. And muah. Delicious Thanks!!!!

  6. Cheryl says

    “This looks amazing.” That’s about the most misleading review I have ever read. Rate a recipe after you make it! I did. The microwave version of this recipe s a complete and utter flop. Into the garage it went. Tastes like raw dough.

    • Jason Sanford says

      I’m not sure if you just didn’t see that there are more than one page of comments, but there are a lot of reviews on here from people who have actually made the recipe if you go to page 2 and beyond of comments. If yours was raw dough, just cook it longer next time, as microwave cook times vary greatly by wattage. -Jason

  7. katherine says

    i’m a little late, but this recipe is fantastic! i didn’t have applesauce, so i subbed a flax egg (1 tbsp of flax and 3 tbsp of water). i also reduced the sugar. i just use white sugar, but i don’t like very sweet things so i actually just added 1 tbsp total of white sugar and no other sweeteners. i might use 1.5 tbsp next time and see if it’s even better, but with the chocolate chips in it, i found this to be a pretty good level of sweetness (more like a muffin!) i also topped mine with peanut butter and cinnamon.

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