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Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe – No Egg

Best Chocolate Chip Mug Cake recipe is like tasting a warm chocolate chip cookie from the oven but made in just 90 seconds! It is light, fluffy and made without eggs.

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Why a microwave chocolate chip cookie? Because all chocolate chip cookies need to be HOT!!!

We have a serious love affair with mug cakes, especially the ones made with chocolate chips like this Banana Bread Mug Cake or Vegan cake in a cup. They are a great option when you are craving something sweet but want something quick.

How many times have you craved a warm chocolate chip cookie and reached for a store bought pack or worse, try to whip up a batch and have to wait for about an hour to eat one cookie? This microwave mug cookie takes care of that! You get to enjoy a hot cookie in about 2 minutes.

This mug chocolate chip cookies tastes exactly like a chocolate chip cookie. No kidding. The key is in the melted butter and DARK brown sugar.

The deep, complex molasses flavor of dark brown sugar is amazing. PLEASE DO NUT SUB WITH LIGHT/GOLDEN BROWN SUGAR. If you do, your mug cookie will taste great but not the knock your sock off chocolate chip cookie taste (If you are a visual learner, then check out the video on youtube)

  • Easy
  • No eggs
  • Only 90 seconds
  • Microwave recipe
  • Easy clean up
  • Late night snack
  • Single serve
ingredients needed to make cookie mug cake without egg


Butter – Room temperature unsalted or salted butter

Flour – All purpose flour

Dark brown sugar – We HIGHLY RECOMMEND using dark brown sugar for its deep molasses flavor in the chocolate chip mug cake recipe (check out more brown sugar desserts).

Chocolate Chips – Semi sweet chocolate chips.


Milk – Whole milk, preferable

Baking powder – for leavening

Step-1: Add butter into a microwave cup and nuke until just melted (don’t let it get too hot)

Step-2: Remove mug, add all other ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, DARK brown sugar and milk). Stir well with a fork and then mix in chocolate chips.

Step-3: Microwave for about 90 seconds.

Step-4: Top with more chocolate chips and finish with a pinch of sea salt.

Expert tips

Butter – Don’t let the butter get too hot. Cook until just melted. If it gets hot, then let it cool down for about a minute before mixing in remaining ingredients.

DARK BROWN SUGAR – The deep molasses flavor in dark brown sugar make this cookie in a mug taste exactly like a warm chocolate chip cookie. Light or golden brown sugar will still taste good but exactly like a chocolate chip cookie.

Don’t over mix – Like all baked goods over mixing develops gluten and makes a not-so-tender baked treat.

Adjust the salt if using salted butter.

Enjoy Hot – As with all mug cake recipes, it tends top get a little dry if eaten later. Hence, we recommend serving hot!

Use room temperature butter – Cold butter takes longer to melt and the cup gets much hotter than needed. However, if you are using butter straight from the fridge, then proceed with the recipe and let mug (along with melted butter) cool slightly on the counter before mixing the remaining ingredients.

Use Semi sweet chocolate chips – Bittersweet or unsweetened chocolate chips will compliment as well. Try staying away from milk chocolate chips since it might result in a much sweeter microwave mug cookie.

Don’t skip salt – Finish the mug cake with a generous sprinkling of sea salt.

More Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes:

  • Air fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Serving Suggestion

Enjoy hot with a sprinkling of sea salt and more chocolate chips with a glass of milk! Want an ultimate dessert? Top with a scoop on vanilla ice cream.

warm chocolate chip cookie mug cake topped with chocolate chips.

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4.15 from 63 votes

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe – No Egg

Best Chocolate Chip Mug Cake recipe is like tasting a warm chocolate chip cookie from the oven but made in just 90 seconds! It is light, fluffy and made without eggs.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookie in a mug, chocolate chip mug cake, chocolate chip mug cake no egg, chocolate chip mug cake recipe, mug chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 1
Author: Maria Doss


For serving


  • Place butter in a large microwave safe coffee mug. Microwave until just melted (don’t let get very hot) about 30- 60 seconds. (It melts faster in a wide mug and takes a bit longer in tall, narrow mug).
  • Remove mug from microwave and add flour, dark brown sugar, milk, baking powder and salt. Stir well with a fork, until smooth. Stir in 2 1/2 tablespoons chocolate chips. 
  • Microwave (on high) for 1 minute and 20 seconds for a wide mug (as shown in the picture) or 1 minute and 30 seconds for a tall, narrow mug. Cooking longer might make the cake drier!
  • Remove from microwave, sprinkle more chocolate chips and salt.
  • Eat chocolate chip cookie mug cake hot with a tall glass of cold milk!
    (This mug cake is intended to be enjoyed hot. As with butter based mug cake recipes, It tends to get a little dry as it sits)


Dark brown sugar is the key in getting the deep molasses chocolate chip cookie taste. Do not use light/golden. 
Eat HOT– This mug cake is intended to be enjoyed hot. As with butter based mug cake recipes, It tends to get a little dry as it sits.

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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 28th of April 2020

The first several times I made this recipe were excellent. I don't know what's going wrong now. The past several times I've made it, my result has been a weird goopy boiling mess 😭😭

Maria Doss

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Hmm.. that's strange. Are you using a different brand of something? Is it gluten free flour?


Wednesday 19th of June 2019

This is delicious. And also dangerous if you are hoping to maintain a diet. I didn’t have dark brown sugar, only light, but is was still so yummy. I can definitely see how the dark brown sugar would be even better.

Marie Chérie

Friday 31st of May 2019

LOVE IT!! I have been looking for a good mug cookie recipe for FOREVER. Like since the dawn of the microwave. Or at least since college. It’s moist, fluffy, and full of chocolates goodness. Sometimes I like to add a pinch of cinnamon.

Maria Doss

Friday 31st of May 2019

YAY!!! So glad that you loved it, thank you for the kind words:)

Elsa Barlow

Monday 8th of April 2019

I thought this was an amazing idea, but I couldn't get mine to work. Do you have any idea what I could have done wrong. also I used GF flour because I have celiacs, could that be why they didn't turn out?

Maria Doss

Tuesday 9th of April 2019

Hi Elsa, I'm so sorry that you did not have a great outcome. My guess will be the same as well. This recipe is tested for the normal flour and not for gluten free kind. Here is a recipe for gluten free cookie mug cake that I found online - Hope it helps:)


Tuesday 19th of March 2019

this was so good! Highly recommend, though I didn't use dark brown sugar!

Maria Doss

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

So glad that you loved it:)