I’ve been wanting to make a chocolate stout mug cake. With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, these are a perfect treat.
I even got the idea to cook these in beer mugs, and I’m pretty happy with how they came out. I do wish there were beer mugs that aren’t clear glass though because I don’t particularly like how you can see the cooked cake sticking to the inside of the mugs. I tried washing the mugs after cooking the cakes and placing them back. Not sure which look I like better.
Much of the beer disappears when the cake cooks and you don’t really taste it. But what remains is the nuttiness of the stout, which goes great with the chocolate.
Chocolate Stout Mug Cake
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 1.5 mins
Total Time: 6.5 mins
4 tablespoons all purpose flour
5 tablespoons white granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 1/2 tablespoons milk
splash of vanilla extract
3 1/2 tablespoons oil
5 1/2 tablespoons Guinness beer
Mix all ingredients into a beer mug with a small whisk or fork until batter is smooth. Cook in microwave for approximately 1 1/2 minutes. Make sure not to overcook or the cake becomes rubbery.