3-2-1 Chocolate Cake

This three ingredient Chocolate Mug Cake recipe makes a delicious quick-mix that’s perfect for gifting or creating your own personal chocolate cake!

Say goodbye to the late night, “I-want-a-dessert-but-don’t-want-to-make-a-mess” dilemma. This is a mug cake like you’ve never seen before! I have tried several types of the mug cakes and they all taste eggy, rubbery, and just not good. Not to mention they all take tons of flour, and pulling out a lot of ingredients.

Chocolate Mug Cake Mix

Simply mix together a box of Angel Food Cake mix and a box of Chocolate Cake mix in a large bowl with a whisk. Cover with a lid, or put in an air tight container.

Easy Gift Idea

Or- put in cute little mason jars for easy gifts to pass along. – attach a simple tag with these directions…

  • Place 3 tablespoons of mix in a mug
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water
  • Mix together and microwave for 1 minute

And there you have it! 3-2-1 Chocolate Cake!

Of course, since it’s so easy and practically no clean-up, get out a fancy dish and enjoy! I always keep a can of Redi-whip on hand… it’s very necessary.

This cake is by far, the best Mug Cake I have ever eaten, it’s moist, light and fluffy like an angel food cake, and done in 1 minute.

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Chocolate Mug Cake recipe

The easiest recipe for mug cake EVER.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 69 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 box Angel Food Cake Mix


  • In a large bowl combine the two cake mixes and whisk together. Store in an airtight container.
  • To make a personal sized cake mix 3 tablespoons of mix and 2 tablespoons of water in a microwave safe mug.
  • Microwave for 1 minute, let cool slightly, as it will be very hot.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: cake mix, Mug Cake
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
106 Responses
  1. Julie

    I'm following you in Pinterest. As for Mother's Day, I won't be doing anything exciting. I only have a few more weeks left of an extremely important, but unpaid, internship and cannot afford (nor have the time) to visit my mom this year. I will be calling her to tell her I love her and miss her. I hope I will be able to fly her here or go to visit her as soon as I get a paid job after the internship is over. Of course, this gift card would also make a nice "I'm sorry I can't see you this year but I love you mom" gift.

  2. Krista

    On Mother's Day I plan to sleep. A lot. And take a nap. And make this cake. xoxo
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  3. Barbara

    I also followed you on twitter, facebook and pinterest and tweeted the message on twitter!
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  4. Barbara

    I am going to call my mother and tell her how much I love and appreciate her!
    My recent post Not Your Average Bake Sale…

  5. Natalie

    I'm sending mama gifts, and lounging around with my cats whom I consider children! <3 Happy blog-iversary!!
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  6. Foodness Gracious

    My plan for Mothers day is to have breakfast in bed, mimosas and then go to the spa….wait, for my wife not me 😉
    Great to meet you at camp!!

  7. aubreylaine

    My mom is coming to town and we are going the spend the Mother's Day weekend together- probably go out to eat and go to church.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  8. Diane CreatedbyDiane

    All I know is I'm spending the day with my mom, and we will be in our favorite place…the kitchen 🙂 not sure what we're making yet but I'm so happy to be spending the day with her
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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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