A decadent dessert which is super quick to make, and extremely portable! A chocolate lava cake made in a mug wih no eggs that is soft, fudgy and gooey inside which won’t stop you from devouring it immediately. This is one gooey chocolate lava cake that you are going to love and its a perfect dessert for chocolate lovers. It’s just irresistible!

Chocolate molten lava mug cake is everyone’s favourite. Both adults and kids love this mug cake which is truly decadent for all chocolate lovers. This is a tried & tested , and a no-fail recipe. I am sure you’ll love this one and make them over again.


Don’t have a microwave? No worries, still you can quickly indulge your chocolate craving with this single serve chocolate lava cake that’s made in an OTG in less than 15 minutes. The result is a gooey and indulgent treat – just what you need to quickly satisfy your chocolate craving.

The best part is that you can make this decadent single-serve dessert in the microwave in just 1 and half to 2 minutes! If you have a microwave mode in your oven you can make this for just 1½ to 2 minutes in full powder.

This eggless chocolate lava mug cake is one of the very best chocolate mug cake recipe. It is loaded with chocolate flavor and has a gooey center and a great fudgy texture.

There are times when you get a sudden sweet cravings especially late night chocolate cravings, something so delicious and delectable, this chocolate lava mug cake is what comes as a savour for that sweet cravings. This chocolate mug cake recipe is a true gem. You get a decadent ooey-gooey treat exploding with chocolatey goodness with less effort and time!

This chocolate molten lava mug cake can be prepared at home using a few ingredients in less than 15 minutes. These are regular ingredients which are readily available in most of our pantry. You don’t need to get fancy ingredients to make this chocolate lava mug cake.


All purpose Flour – This recipe uses all purpose flour but you can use whole wheat flour. It works absolutely great and also a healthier version.

Cocoa Powder – I used unsweetened cocoa powder. You can use any cocoa powder dark or regular cocoa. I have used Ossoro brand cocoa powder.

Fat – This recipe uses oil. You can use any neutral flavor oil. You can used butter instead of oil.

Leavening Agents – Both baking powder and baking soda is used.

Salt – To enhance the overall flavor and helps to balance out the sweetness too.

Vanilla essence – For added flavor to the mug cake. Adding vanilla essence is optional, but I like the flavor it adds.

Sweetener – I have used regular powdered sugar. You can use brown sugar or jaggery as healthier sweetener.

Milk – Used whole milk here. You can also you any other milk you prefer.

Chocolate – Use any variety of chocolate slab or chocolate chips here. You can use dark chocolate or milk chocolate as per your choice.


In a mug add in the flour, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir and incorporate the mixture.

Pour in the milk, oil, vanilla essence and stir until mixture is well combined and forms a smooth thick batter.

Add in the chocolate in the center and press it down with a fork or tip of your finger.

Place the mug in the preheated oven and bake as instructed in the recipe.

Let it sit for about 5 minutes, then top with your favourite topping and get ready to dig into the fabulous chocolate lava cake!!


Yes! You’ll need a microwave-safe mug to make this recipe in a microwave. Also it is ready in very shorter period of time compared to making in OTG. This lava cake can be made within 2 minutes in a microwave on full power.


Yes! You make make this chocolate lava mug cake in cooker or kadai easily over gas top. Just put a stand and preheat the kadai or cooker. Place the mug over the stand, cover the pan with lid and let it cook for 15 minutes. If using cooker remove the gasket and whistle from the cooker lid and then cover the cooker and let it bake.

Check out my Mug Pizza recipe, a single serve pizza that is ready under 15 minutes in an OTG. A perfect dish for midnight cravings and random pizza cravings

I made a simple video of chocolate lava mug cake for my readers which I have shared below. Do watch and please SUBSCRIBE to my channel. It will means a lot to me and motivate me to come up with more videos for my readers. As always looking forward to your feedbacks!



Chocolate Nutella – Drop a dollop of nutella into the center of the batter filled mug for a Molten nutella lava cake.

Chocolate Peanut Butter – Drop a dollop of peanut butter into each mug for a chocolate peanut butter lava cake.

Chocolate Ganache – You can add chocolate ganache instead of chocolate. A good way to use your left over ganache.


You can top this absolutely delicious lava mug cake with the toppings of your choice like fresh fruits, berries, chocolate sauce, compote, sprinklers, icecream or simply dust it wih powdered sugar or cocoa powder. The sky is the limit!


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All of the above recipes are super easy to prepare, ready in no time, and will never disappoint you.

So whip up this easy, moist, fudgy and delicious gooey chocolate lava mug cake. It’s a great dessert that everybody can enjoy and dig into. I’m sure everyone will love it as much as we do! Do share your thoughts about the recipe with me here.

So let’s get started with the recipe. Let’s learn how to make eggless chocolate lava mug cake with step by step pictures and video tutorial.

Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
Serves: 1 serving

1 tablespoon = 15 ml
1 teaspoon = 5 ml
Mug size used for baking = 150 ml tea cup

Ingredients to make chocolate lava mug cake:

2 tbsp all purpose flour
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
⅛ tsp baking powder (a pinch)
⅛ tsp baking soda (a pinch)
A pinch of salt (optional)
2 tbsp milk (30 ml)
2 tsp oil (10 ml)
⅛ tsp vanilla essence (few drops)
1 large chocolate chunk (10-15 gms)

Step by step pictorial instructions to make chocolate lava mug cake:

Preheat oven @180°C for 10 minutes.

In a mug add in the flour, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Mix them until well incorporated.

Add in the milk, oil, vanilla essence and mix well and make a smooth batter.

Add in the chocolate in the center and gently press it down with a fork or with your finger.

Place the mug in a preheated oven and bake @180° C for 12-15 minutes. The center will be soft, don’t think it’s under baked. It’s the gooey chocolate. Do not over bake it.

Remove from oven and allow to rest for few minutes. Serve it as it is or with toppings of your choice.


● Start by preheating the oven first.
● Use an oven safe or microwave safe mug.
● Do not over bake the lava cake or else you wont get a gooey lava.
● Each oven reacts differently so baking time may vary, keep an eye from 5 minutes ahead of the mentioned time.
● You can microwave this for 1 min 30 seconds or 2 minutes on microwave mode full powder.
● You can use whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour
● Brown sugar or jaggery can be used as sweetener.
● To make this recipe vegan use water instead of milk or use vegan milk.
● Same quantity melted butter can be used instead of oil.

Well, if you make this chocolate lava mug cake, please do leave a feedback in the comments box below or snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamir on Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram with hashtag #atmykitchen. I would love to see your creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy cooking!

Love Akum


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About Akum Raj Jamir

Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺

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  1. Sorry, your website is too busy and unorganized to follow. Too many interruptive ads. I wanted to print the recipe, but it took forever to find the print link and when I did , it was for the Whole Pagemaker than just the recipe which meant 20 pages of print phots and ads. No, thank you. Nice recipe though.

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