Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake

Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake is a 3 ingredient cake that’s made in just one minute!

This 3 ingredient Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake is ridiculously easy and so perfect for a quick dessert! pinterestChocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake is versatile with different flavor combinations! Just wait till you try this, you’ll be making them non-stop!

Remember when I showed  you how to make White Chocolate Lemon Lava Cake or this Chocolate Molten Lava Cake? I also showed you how easy it was to make your own personalized chocolate cake in just 1 minute

Well ladies and gents, you guessed it, I made lava cake that much easier to make.

To start off, {if you haven’t already} you’ll need to make that magical cake mix. Super, super, super simple…just two ingredients…

Grab your mug.

Grab two mugs…you’ll want seconds…

Add 3 tablespoons of the mix, then 2 tablespoons of water…

This 3 ingredient Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake is ridiculously easy and so perfect for a quick dessert!

Then, we’ll add the magic.

This 3 ingredient Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake is ridiculously easy and so perfect for a quick dessert!

Chocolate pudding snacks.

Funny story… One time I sent my husband to the grocery store to grab some groceries for me. He came back with 40 pudding snacks.

Yes, 40!This 3 ingredient Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake is ridiculously easy and so perfect for a quick dessert!

You see, they were “on sale” for 10 packs for $10. He, bless his heart, assumed you must buy all 10, to get the incredible deal. He is what ad marketers dream of. Needless to say, I had pudding snacks for days and put them to good use with this easy recipe!

I just used a regular chocolate pudding snack, but I have made this with a sugar-free pudding snack, and it’s just as awesome!

Just drop in half of the pudding snack. But don’t stir it!

Toss it in the microwave for just 1 minute…

This 3 ingredient Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake is ridiculously easy and so perfect for a quick dessert!

Pull it out… careful… it’s hot! You can enjoy it straight out of the mug! A scoop of vanilla ice cream on top is always a welcome addition!

Here are some more Mug Cake flavor varieties you can try:

  • Butterscotch pudding with chocolate cake mix
  • Vanilla pudding with white cake mix
  • Lemon pudding with lemon cake mix
  • Vanilla pudding with funfetti cake mix

This 3 ingredient Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake is ridiculously easy and so perfect for a quick dessert!

Heaven. In. A. Mug.

You’re going to really love this one!

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Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake

Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake is a 3 ingredient cake that’s made in just one minute!

  • Author: Shawn Syphus |
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 mug cake 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American
Scale

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons chocolate mug cake mix*
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 of a chocolate pudding snack cup
  • ice cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe mug combine 3 tablespoons of the cake mix* with 2 tablespoons of water.
  2. Whisk together with a fork or small whisk.
  3. Drop in 1/2 of a chocolate pudding snack cup, but DO NOT stir.
  4. Microwave for 1 minute.
  5. Leave the cake in the mug to enjoy.
  6. Top with ice cream (optional)

Notes

* to make mug mix: whisk together 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix and 1 box Angel Food Cake Mix and store in an air tight container.

Keywords: chocolate, molten lava, mug cake, easy, quick

chocolate molten lava mug cake

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.
40 Responses
  1. Dyeonell

    Do you have a gluten free version of this recipe? My grandma used to make this for me and my sister’s when we were young girls, but since I have celiac disease I’m missing out on childhood treats that I would love to share with my son

  2. Ruth Sterba

    Instead of mixing in a bowl, pour the cake mix and the angel cake mix into a gallon Ziploc bag and shake it. I throw mine into the freezer till I need some. I’m going to have to try the pudding trick. Thanks.

  3. Samdy

    I call this 3-2-1 cake and use many different flavored cake mixes with the angel food cake… I send it to all the kids going to college in their favorite flavor! They get the mix, a mug, a measuring spoon, and a note to remind them to get some vegetable spray for the cup! ( can’t send that through usps …. I like the idea of pudding! Thanks for idea!

  4. Pamela W.

    I am a novice at baking and cooking so this might be a really dumb question, sorry in advance! But could you switch up the cake mixes? Like use a spice cake mix (and the Angel Food) and a vanilla pudding or a lemon and lemon, etc.?? This truly is genius! I can’t wait to try it. But I would really be interested if I could switch up the cake mix. Just not that fond of chocolate. Thanks!

    1. Hi Pamela! I haven’t tried it with another type of cake mix, but I don’t see why it would work. In fact I think those flavor combinations sound awesome! Go for it! Let me know how it turns out! 🙂

    1. Hi Renee- The mix can be made ahead of time and stored in an air tight container (mason jars are cute) for up to 2 months! Pair the jar with a couple of pudding snacks and include the directions and you’ll have one awesome gift! I am doing that for Teacher gifts this year! 🙂

    1. But it’s actually not bad at all! Since it’s a cake made with Angel Food Cake, it uses egg whites in the mix, and it’s just water…and you can use sugar-free pudding too. (Don’t mind me, I am just justifying the fact that I have eaten one daily for the past two weeks)

  5. what an awesome idea! and i love that your fella bought 40 pudding snacks – i used to think the same thing (that you had to buy the full amount to get the sale price) until my husband clarified for me last year. so embarrassing!

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Shawn Syphus 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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