5 from 18 votes
Angled, landscape shot of a Snickers Lava Mug Cake topped with whipped cream and crushed peanuts in a white mug with a spoon inserted into the mug.
Snicker's Lava Mug Cake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Single serving molten chocolate cake loaded with mini snickers and caramel. Made with the convenience of the microwave, this Snickers Lava Mug Cake is a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, caramel, chocolate, Easy, lava, mug, snickers
Servings: 1
Calories: 726 kcal
  • 4 TBS All Purpose Flour
  • 4 TBS Granulated Sugar
  • 3 TBS Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ Scant tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Large Egg – beaten
  • 3 TBS Whole Milk or Half & Half
  • 1 TBS Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Mini Snickers Bars
  • 1 Salted Caramel
  • Optional Toppings: Whipped Cream, roughly chopped Roasted Peanuts, Salted Caramel Sauce
  1. In a small bowl combine: flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add egg, milk and vegetable oil. Whisk to combine.
  2. Transfer 1/4th of the mixture to a regular sized coffee mug. Drop one mini snickers into the center. Top with another 1/4th of the cake mixture. Drop the caramel into the center. Top with another 1/4th of the cake mixture and another snickers. Top with the remaining cake mixture.
  3. Place mug in microwave and microwave on high for 1 minute and 15 seconds to 1 minute and 30 seconds, microwaving it in 30 second increments to prevent it from spilling over. Check mug cake, if batter is still too gooey, microwave an additional 30 seconds.  But be careful!  You want the mug cake to still be a tad bit gooey and not dry/overcooked.

  4. Top with whipped cream, roasted peanuts and salted caramel sauce. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  1. The cake will rise significantly while microwaving.  To prevent it from spilling over, make sure you microwave it in 30 second increments.  Also, using a tall coffee mug is recommended.
Nutrition Facts
Snicker's Lava Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 726 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 194mg65%
Sodium 285mg12%
Potassium 593mg17%
Carbohydrates 108g36%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 71g79%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 345IU7%
Calcium 194mg19%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.