Dorm Room Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Published October 31, 2014

By Karen Biton-Cohen

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake spooned out of mug

There's no better way to make friends than with chocolate! Throw together this scrumptious treat and watch your dorm room become “the place” to be. Just be sure you’ve prepared enough to share!

prep time: 5 - 7 minutes
cook time: 1 minute and 15 seconds
total time: 8 minutes


  • microwave
  • microwave-safe mug
  • fork or whisk


  • 1½ tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt


    Step 1: Add the butter to the microwave-safe mug and pop in the microwave for 10 seconds to melt.

    Step 2: Add the remaining ingredients to the mug. Whisk until smooth.

    Step 3: Place mug back in microwave and cook on HIGH for 1 minute and 15 seconds. Allow to cool before digging in.

  • Chunk of Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake on spoon