This Oreo Mug Cake is the dessert you've been dreaming of: it is unbelievably easy to make, takes only one mug and 5 minutes to come together, and tastes divine. It is chocolate heaven - rich, moist, and bursting with the yummy chocolate flavor.
WHAT MAKES THIS THE BEST OREO MUG CAKE
Now - why do I say this is the BEST Oreo Mug Cake? Because it has the perfect moist, tender texture you want in a chocolate cake while being delicious. I know there are many recipes on the internet for Oreo mug cakes, including the TikTok viral one that has only Oreos and milk in it. But many of these recipes make mug cakes with a dense, muddy texture, which can become overwhelming after just a couple of bites.
So yes, while this recipe has a few more ingredients, the cake is absolutely worth it, and you will have no problem wiping off the full mug in no time!
Here's what you will need for this recipe (be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the exact quantities):
- 6 Oreos - I use the regular kind, but you're also welcome to use double stuffed!
- 4 tablespoon whole milk
- 2 teaspoon neutral tasting oil, like vegetable or canola
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon cocoa powder
- ⅓ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt, or just a pinch
HOW TO MAKE AN OREO MUG CAKE
Check out this short video in which I have demonstrated how to make this cake:
It doesn't get much simpler. Here's what you do:
- Take a microwave safe mug (at least 10oz), and add the milk and Oreos to it
- Using a fork, crush the Oreos until they form a paste of sorts. This will be a bit tougher at first, but as the Oreos soak the milk, they will become softer, and much easier to smash
- Mix in the oil and vanilla, followed by the sugar
- Sift in the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt, and stir with the same fork until everything is combined. No need to mix for longer (in fact, avoid it)
- And that's it! If you want, you can dip a full Oreo inside the mug cake, too
- Microwave for 60-90s on high until the cake is done. For me, this usually takes around 80-90 seconds
- Serve with some melted chocolate (if you throw chocolate chips onto the cake while it's hot, they will melt themselves), and crushed up Oreos. Don't skip these, as they add so much flavor and texture to the cake
- Enjoy warm and find yourself in chocolate heaven!!
HOW LONG TO MICROWAVE AN OREO MUG CAKE
Figuring out the perfect amount of time to microwave a mug cake can be tricky. This is because mug cakes cook so quickly, that there is very little margin of error. They can go from undercooked to overcooked and dry within seconds. Not to mention, the exact time varies depending on your microwave and the kind of mug you are using. For instance, a wider mug with more surface area will cook faster than a narrower mug with more height to it.
But worry not, it is not a lost cause! Here's what I recommend:
- Keep an eye on the microwave through the window the entire time. Don't open it in the first 60 seconds
- Between 60-90 seconds, there will come a time when the cake is no longer rapidly rising - this means it is close to being cooked and setting
- You can quickly pause the microwave and check if you see any raw batter on top of the cake. If you do, quickly microwave for another 10-15 seconds
- Check again and microwave for a few more seconds if needed. Stop microwaving as soon as the cake looks done with no wet batter on it
Essentially, it is okay to pause the microwave and check the cake, but you want to do this as infrequently as possible, and as quickly as possible. Otherwise, you risk the cake sinking due to the temperature changes.
If you are worried about getting the time right, here's my suggestion:
- If you prefer your cake to be gooey and moist (and don't mind some 'lava' inside), go for 70 seconds
- If you want your cake to be fully baked (but still moist), go for 90 seconds
And if you don't get it perfect the first time around, you will get it right the next time! This is an easy enough cake for some trial and error 🙂
If you enjoy this cake, check out the other mug cakes in my "Midnight Mug Cake" series!
And don't forget to leave a review if you try this recipe 🙂Print