Bridget is a life-long writer, runner, researcher, cat-lover, yogi and traveler. She is also a social worker and voracious reader.
The Joy of Mug Cakes
There are so many great recipes that can be made in a mug, and chocolate cake is one of them! Chocolate cake is a classic dessert that can be a bit too much work to make after a long day, and a whole cake is usually just too much for just one person. However, mug cakes are a great way to make a quick and easy bit of chocolate cake in an individual serving! Just as I shared my chocolate chip cookie in a mug recipe, I have a richer chocolate mug cake recipe that is just as great!
Chocolate Mug Cake
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1 mug cake; serves 1
Ingredients For Your Chocolate Mug Cake
- 2 tbsp Flour
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips, (to sprinkle on top; optional)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl. Stir.
- Next, add in the milk, vanilla extract and oil. Stir again.
- Spray a mug with a light mist of cooking spray. Pour the mixture from the small bowl into the mug and microwave for 50 seconds to one minute.
- Watch the mixture carefully while it is cooking in the mug, and remove once the top is just slightly moist looking. Once a toothpick or fork is inserted the level of done-ness will be clear. If the cookie is not done after 30 seconds continue to reheat in ten second increments (be careful not to over-cook!) Enjoy!
- Tips: Sprinkle a few chocolate chips throughout the mix and/or a few on top before microwaving to make this mug cake even more of a chocolate-filled treat! Another great addition to this cake is a few nuts sprinkled on top or within the mix, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top while it's still warm!
Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on July 04, 2018:
I like the looks of this recipe and plan to use it with gluten free flour. I have a Paleo recipe for a gluten-free chocolate mug cake that I use, but sometimes I run out of the ingredients, or worse yet, they spoil. This cake is also smaller than mine, which I like. I will substitute 1 1/2 Tb. agave nectar or honey for the sugar though. I also find that adding 1/2 tsp of cinnamon gives it a full-bodied flavor but it isn't enough cinnamon to taste. But everybody has her own tweaks to a basic recipe.
Bridget F (author) from USA on April 03, 2018:
anu, Thank you for letting me know about the omission! It should be fixed now.
anu on March 29, 2018:
But there is no Choco powder in the above recipe!!!
Bridget F (author) from USA on September 03, 2014:
Thank you both!
FlourishAnyway from USA on September 03, 2014:
Susan from India on September 03, 2014:
Wow... Your chocolate cake is making my mouth water. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. Voted up.