Oreo Mug Cake


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Oreo Mug Cake is a quick treat that even older kids can make on their own. With a few pantry staples, this dessert is ready in a matter of minutes.

Chocolate mug cake in a green mug with Oreo on top.

Do your kids come home from school “starving”? Sometimes you just need a little something sweet.

That can hold true when your kids come home from school. Especially after a long day of learning. A single serving mug cake will satisfy that craving.

Specifically an Oreo mug cake. Even better, it’s something older kids can make themselves and younger kids can help mix up.

College students will love making this mug cake, too, because it’s so easy.

We love mug cakes in my house. They are not difficult to make, everyone can have a favorite and the ingredients are probably already in your pantry.

Many of the same ingredients in my chocolate orange marbled mug cake are in this Oreo mug cake.

Both use self-rising flour, which is flour that includes a leavening agent eliminating the need for baking soda or baking powder. Both also use sugar and eggs.

If you are a baker you surely have chocolate chips and butter. Now you are set.

What makes this mug cake so special ore the Oreo cookies tucked into the batter before microwaving it. The Oreo gets soft and a bit melty.

Oreo mug cake on a spoon.

Ok, that might not be a word but it describes what happens to the cookie. When making a mug cake you need to use a microwave-safe mug.

Small mugs will not work. If you are unsure, use a larger mug. When the mug cake is done, it may look a bit wet. That’s OK, it should.

Once it sits for a few minutes that sheen will go away and the mug cake is ready to enjoy.

Oreo mug cake image for Pinterest

Oreo Mug Cake

When you just need a little something sweet but don't want to bake a whole cake.
4.60 from 59 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Course: Cakes and Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons self-rising flour
  • 2 – 3 Oreos divided


  • In a large coffee mug add the butter and chocolate chips. Microwave 20 – 30 seconds until the chocolate has melted.
  • Stir the melted chocolate and butter to combine. Add the sugar and stir again.
  • Beat in the egg until fully combined.
  • Add in the flour and mix thoroughly until batter is smooth and well combined in the mug.
  • Carefully drop 2 Oreo cookies into the mug, one at a time on top of each other, making sure they are fully covered by the cake batter.
  • Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds at 700W. The cake will rise then fall a little and should be a bit wet to the touch.
  • Leave the mug cake to cool for 3 minutes, then top with an additional cookie, if desired. Enjoy

Recipe Notes

Adjust time according to your microwave. I used a 700W microwave. One with higher wattage may take less time.

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  1. 4 stars
    I was never in to the whole mug cake thing, but when I saw one of these at a party, it looked so good that I just had to try. I took a bite of it and was shocked, it was so good! I honestly never knew that mug cake could be this good. With that being said, I do notice that it was a tad bit dry, but it didn’t bother me to much. Overall, it’s a great 3am snack.

  2. The chocolate cake is really good. The Oreos don’t really make a difference. I could barely taste them. I will keep the recipe for the cake and other tasty ingredients.

    1. Hi Christy,
      It won’t work with just all-purpose. Self-rising has leavening that all-purpose does not. Instead, try making your own. For a cup of flour, whisk together with 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Make sure to whisk all of these ingredients together well so that the baking powder and salt are both evenly distributed within the flour. Then use what is called for in the recipe (3 Tablespoons) and store the rest. Hope that helps.

      1. “For a cup of flour, whisk together with 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.” I was asking if you had to make your own self-rising.. I couldn’t tell how much powder to add. 1+.5 tsp or 1 .5 tsp.

      2. I’m sorry, I wasn’t understanding you are wanting to make your own self-rising flour. It’s certainly easy to do: For each cup of flour, whisk together with 1 1/2 teaspoons (one and a half teaspoons) of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Hope that helps.

  3. I was craving chocolate cake and came across this recipe with a quick search. It was so delicious and so easy to make. Thank you!

  4. I loveee this.
    Can’t wait to try it!
    Will it work if I bake it in a small oven? or it won’t turn out the same?
    It looks so easy and delicious!!

    1. Hmm…that’s a great question. Microwaves and ovens cook very differently. I don’t think it would turn out the same, plus some mugs may not be oven safe.

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