5-Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake Recipe Is Absolutely Irresistible by Donna John

5-Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake Recipe Is Absolutely Irresistible

You know that feeling when you're craving a decadent chocolate dessert, but you just don't want to put in the time or effort to make cookies, cakes or brownies (not to mention all those tempting leftovers that may sabotage your healthy eating or weight loss goals)? We understand! 

But what if we told you that you can make an absolutely irresistible chocolate peanut butter mug cake recipe for dessert in only about five minutes? Amazing, but true.

What's better than a chocolate peanut butter cup? This chocolate peanut butter mug cake recipe, that's what. No joke! This one-serving cake recipe is gooey and perfect, especially when you know you'll have no self control if a whole cake, batch of cookies or a pan of brownies are in the house. (Is there a T-shirt that says, "I heart mug cakes"? Put it on my gotta-have list.)

Enjoy this easy, delicious mug cake recipe and, if you're feeling generous, make one for a friend or family member, too!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 to 4 minutes
Cook Time: 70 seconds
Total Time: 5 to 6 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk or nut milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Mix all ingredients except peanut butter together. Pour into a mug.
  2. Drop the tablespoon of peanut butter into the middle of the cake batter.
  3. Microwave for about 70 seconds. Serve alone or with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired. 

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Cocoa Powder $2 & Up
Peanut Butter $3 & Up
Flour $3 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
WHAT?! OMG, this sounds absolutely divine. You just blew my diet. Thanks a lot, Donna John ! GEEZ!
Kelli Porcaro
Oh wow seriously? This sounds soooo good!!
Mei Marcie
I need this! like right now lol
Elisa Schmitz
I know, right? I'm with you, Mei Marcie . So easy, so delicious! Donna John Kelli Porcaro

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