Easy Chocolate Mug Cake Gift Idea with FREE Printables

    Posted by  ·  June 6, 2018

    A chocolate mug cake is the perfect solution to chocolate craving and also makes a sweet little last minute gift!
    you take the cake gift tag

    Chocolate Mug Cake

    Turn this chocolaty treat into a cute little gift with free printable gift tags.

    chocolate mug cake with printable instructions

    Place the chocolate mug cake ingredients into a plastic bag and place inside a cut mug.

    chocolate mug cake ingredients in bag

    Print off the tags. They are in black and white so they may be printed on a wide variety of colored card-stock.  Cut out the tags and punch a hole in the top of the tag and attach the tags to the mug handle or the plastic bag. Each mug will get two tags. One that says, “You take the cake!” and one with the chocolate mug cake instructions. If you like they could also be printed front and back to make one tag.


    Free printable “You Take the Cake” gift tags and chocolate mug cake instructions

    printable chocolate mug cake tags with instructions

    I must admit this has become my secret weapon for chocolate cravings. Warm gooey chocolate cake in less than five minutes start to finish! Yum. I personally like it a bit underdone so it tastes more like a lava cake. If you want to cut back on fat and calories 1 Tablespoon of oil works great!

    Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

    you take the cake gift tag
    5 from 2 votes

    Chocolate Mug Cake

    Rich gooey chocolate cake for one made in minutes.

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Prep Time 3 minutes
    Cook Time 2 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 1
    Calories 717 kcal
    Author Cindy


    • 1/4 cup flour
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/8 cup mini chocolate chips


    1. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a microwave-safe mug; stir in milk, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract.
    2. Cook in microwave until cake is done in the middle, about 1 minute 45 seconds.


    chocolate mug cake

    This recipe is delicious made gluten and dairy free. Because of this easy recipe, I am now able to have chocolate cake anytime! When I make this chocolate mug cake for myself I make the following changes.

    Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Mug Cake

    1/4 cup gluten-free flour (my favorite blend)
    1/4 cup white sugar
    2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/8 teaspoon baking soda
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    4 tablespoons water
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil (it also works great with 1 Tablespoon if conscious about fat)
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/8 cup Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips


    you take the cake tag on mug cake

    I was asked to bring a dessert to a girls gathering and made these to take.  I was able to gift a cute mug and then we all whipped up our own dessert! So fun and delicious!

    chocolate mug cake gift

    My family also loves this Toll House Pie when they need a sweet treat. It is for sure our family favorite.


    Filed Under: Gift Tags, Sweets

    Leave a Comment


    1. Brad Hopper
      Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
      Stop what you are doing and make this right now! So easy a college guy can do it, and it tastes amazing!
    2. Deborah
      Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
      Yum! Great idea for anyone. Teachers, friends, children, etc. you can always make several and give with a mug.
    3. Josefina Cordova
      Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
      Super cute gift idea!! Thanks for sharing!!