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Chips Ahoy Mug Cake

This Chips Ahoy mug cake transforms chocolate chip cookies into the most delicious mug cake! It’s moist, rich, full of chocolate chips, and just a treat to eat. You only need a few simple ingredients and 5 minutes from start to finish to make this yummy Chips Ahoy dessert!

chocolate chip mug cake

There aren’t many cookies better than chocolate chip cookies. I mean, who hasn’t been tempted to eat a whole batch of chocolate chip cookies in one sitting?

I know I have, so I wanted to share one of the most delicious chocolate chip cookie desserts you can make!

My Chips Ahoy mug cake has everything you love about choc chip cookies just in the form of a soft, fluffy cake.

And the best part is that it takes only minutes to make this tasty chocolate chip mug cake recipe! Let’s do it!

chips ahoy mug cake ingredients

Ingredients

You need just 5 super simple pantry staples to make this Ahoy cookie dessert and 1 optional ingredient. To get started, grab the following ingredients:

  • 4 Chips Ahoy cookies
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp mini chocolate chips (optional)

Ingredients notes

  • Chips Ahoy cookies: Be sure to use classic Chips Ahoy cookies, not the chewy kind, or the texture won’t turn out.
  • Milk: I prefer whole milk, but any type of milk is fine, including dairy-free varieties.
  • Powdered sugar provides sweetness. I found the mug cake tasted quite bland without the extra sugar, and I highly recommend adding some. You could also use granulated sugar.
  • Flour helps to thicken the mixture and create a soft, cake-like texture.
  • Baking powder gives the mug cake a nice rise and fluffiness.
  • Chocolate chips: I like to add extra chocolate chips because most of the chocolate chips in the cookies get ground up.
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How to make Chips Ahoy mug cake

The process of making this chocolate chip cookie mug cake is incredibly easy. It literally takes all but 1 minute to whip up!

All you need are the ingredients and a microwave-friendly mug, small ramekin, or bowl. You just want to make sure to use one that can hold at least 8 ounces / 240 ml of liquid.

Now let’s have one of the most delicious mug cake recipes ever!

step 1 prepare the mug cake

#1: Preparing the mug cake

Optionally, spray the microwave-safe mug, bowl, or ramekin with a quick spritz of non-stick baking spray. Then put the 4 Chips Ahoy cookies into it and use a fork to crush the cookies up.

Next, pour your milk into the cup and crush up the cookies even more, stirring the crushed Chips Ahoy as they soften in the milk.

Once it’s all crushed Chips Ahoy cookies and there are no more large cookie pieces left, stir in the flour, powdered sugar, and baking powder.

Fold in the mini chocolate chips, and now it’s time to bake the cake!

step 2 bake cookie mug cake

Put the mug with the cookie-milk mixture into the microwave.

Cook the Chips Ahoy mug cake for about 1 minute to 1 minute and 30 seconds. I suggest starting with 1 minute for a fluffier cake. You can always return the cake to the microwave if it’s not done. But cooking too long will dry it out.

Check after the baking time is up to ensure the chocolate chip cookie mug cake recipe looks solid. If it’s still a bit liquidy, pop the mug back in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds.

When your chocolate chip mug cake is baked to perfection, let it cool slightly, garnish with sweetened whipped cream, an extra cookie, and some chocolate chips, and dig in!

It also tastes delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate sprinkles!

chocolate chip cookie mug cake recipe

Tips for success

Chips Ahoy mug cake is so delicious, and I can’t wait for you to try this treat! Here are some tips to make the best microwave mug cake:

  • Save time: Feel free to crush the cookies in a food processor ahead of time. Then keep them in an airtight container until it’s time to make your Chips Ahoy cake recipe.
  • Watch the baking time: The secret to the best microwave cake is to watch the amount of time you bake it for. You don’t want to overcook it, or the cake might dry out, so start with 50 to 60 seconds and microwave in 10-second increments until it’s baked through.
  • Check doneness: To see if your cookie mug cake is done, insert a toothpick or skewer in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the mug cake is ready. Melted chocolate is okay, but you shouldn’t see liquid batter.
  • Different cookie flavor: Aside from classic Chips Ahoy, you can prepare this mug cake recipe with other cookie flavors like mini chocolate chips, mocha chunk, dulce de leche, Reese’s, or root beer float. I don’t recommend the cream-filled ones as they will change the texture of the cake.
chocolate chip mug cake recipe

FAQ

Can I bake Chips Ahoy mug cake in the oven?

Yes! Grab an oven-safe ramekin if you’d like to bake the mug cake recipe in the oven. Prepare the cookie mixture as described in the recipe above.

Then bake the cake at 350°F / 180°C / gas mark 4 for 10 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

As mentioned earlier, classic Chips Ahoy cookies work best for this recipe. I don’t recommend chewy Chips Ahoy cookies as they change the texture and the mug cake doesn’t turn out quite right.

Of course, you can prepare this mug cake recipe with any type of crispy chocolate chip cookie. Our white sugar chocolate chip cookies and condensed milk chocolate chip cookies would be delicious here.

4 Chips Ahoy cookies weigh 1.6 ounces / 45g. This should help if using homemade cookies or a different brand.

How do you make a Chips Ahoy mug cake in the microwave?

To make this chocolate chip mug cake recipe in the microwave, you’ll only need 1 bowl, a fork, and a handful of ingredients.

All you have to do is whip it up – as I explained above – is add the ingredients to your mug and mix them together. Then pop the whole thing in the microwave, and your Chips Ahoy mug cake is ready to be enjoyed. Easy!

mug cake recipe

Storage instructions

Chocolate chip cookie mug cake tastes best straight from the microwave while the cake is all warm and gooey. If you don’t have to enjoy it right away, wait to prepare it later.

Still, in case you end up with leftovers, cover your mug with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for 1 to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave for a couple of seconds before eating.

chocolate chip mug cake

Chips Ahoy Mug Cake Recipe

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 4 minutes

This Chips Ahoy mug cake transforms chocolate chip cookies into the most delicious mug cake! It’s moist, rich, full of chocolate chips, and just a treat to eat. You only need a few simple ingredients and 5 minutes from start to finish to make this yummy Chips Ahoy dessert!

Ingredients

  • 4 Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies
  • 1/4 cup / 60 ml / 2 fl oz whole milk
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp mini chocolate chips (optional)

Garnish (optional)

  • 1 Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies
  • sweetened whipped cream
  • mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Crush cookies. Place the cookies in a large, microwave-safe mug and crush them with a fork into fine crumbs. Use a mug that holds at least 8 oz / 240 ml of liquid.
  2. Make batter. Add the milk and stir, crushing up the cookies even more as they soften in the milk, until well combined. Next, add the flour, powdered sugar, and baking powder. Mix until well combined. Gently fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  3. Microwave. Heat the mixture at 100% power for 1 minute and 15 seconds. Then check to make sure the mixture looks solid, not liquid, and if needed, heat it up for an additional 20 seconds.
  4. Serve. Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream, a Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies, and mini chocolate chips if desired. The mug cake also tastes delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 3gSugar: 21gProtein: 4g

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