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!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time1 min
Total Time2 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 mug cake
Calories: 275 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 57.3g | Protein: 3.7g | Fat: 4.8g | Cholesterol: 0.6mg | Sodium: 525mg | Sugar: 31.4g
Keywords: Chocolate, Easy, molten lava, Mug Cake, Quick
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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. A Happy Dad

    Perfect dessert after Mac & Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf. I doubled the recipie into a soup mug it was the perfect. Thank you again.

  2. Elizabeth

    I actually have a question. Do you have to use the Angel Food Cake mix with the chocolate mix, or can you use a white cake mix instead? I have both of those in my cupboard so I was just wondering.
    Thanks

      1. Elizabeth

        Hi Shawn,
        Thanks for your reply. I’m sorry, I just realized I didn’t ask my question clearly. What I wanted to know is can I substitute a regular white cake mix for the angel food cake mix & then use a regular chocolate cake mix with it? In other words, can I omit the angel food mix altogether? I hope I clarified that for you. Sorry, it was my mistake in the first place.
        Thank you

        1. You’ll need the angel food cake mix in order to make this recipe work. The angel food cake mix has the egg whites in it which help give the cake it’s rise.

  3. Sue

    Love it. Now, I need some help. I am going to have to make 40 of these. Is there any way to do these in the oven? Thanks for any help.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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)

  8. 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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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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