How good does this look?

Mocha is my favorite espresso beverage to order at a coffee shop. So I decided to turn it into a mug cake. I even decorated it with whipped cream and chocolate sauce so it looks just like the drink.

I love the fact that it’s a coffee flavored cake cooked in a coffee mug.
You can taste both the chocolate powder and the espresso in the drink.  And the cake comes out nice and moist.

If you like mug cakes, you can view my entire mug cake recipe collection here.

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Mocha Mug Cake

Yield: 1-2

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 1.5 mins

Total Time: 6.5 mins

Ingredients:

4 tbsp flour
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
5 1/2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp espresso powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp vegetable oil

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients into an oversized mug. You can also split batter into two mugs to make two servings.
2. Cook in microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes. If making two cups, cook each separately for about 1 min 10 seconds. Top with whipped cream and drizzle melted chocolate sauce.

   

8 Responses to “Mocha Mug Cake”

  1. Andrew V — March 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    wow this looks amazing, where did u purchase the espresso powder?

    • Kirbie replied: — March 15th, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

      I got mine from the William Sonoma store. You can’t usually find it a regular grocery store. But a small jar comes in handy for baking. A lot of chocolate recipes will ask you to put in a tsp of espresso powder to enhance the chocolate flavor. And of course it’s good for espresso flavored desserts.

  2. Amber — March 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Hi these look amazing!! I am very keen to try them ALL, however I do not own a microwave… I just dont like them & have honestly never required one up until now. How would you recommend cooking these little gems in the oven?

    • Kirbie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 8:25 am

      You know I’ve been asked this a few times now so next time I make a mug cake, I’m going to try putting one in the oven and see. So I can’t give you anything exact, but if I were to try it, I would set my oven at 350F, and try cooking it for about 10-15 minutes. Checking on it after 10, again at 15. Maybe it will be 20 minutes like a cupcake. Not positive. When I do find out for sure I’ll post my results. I also need to make sure my mugs can withstand so much heat from the oven for so long.

  3. Domenica — January 4, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Wow, these mug cakes are great!! You should make a peppermint mug cake, because I can’t come up with the recipe myself!

    • Kirbie replied: — January 4th, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

      I’ll have to give it some thought!

  4. Tiffeh — May 11, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Can you use regular instant coffee instead of espresso powder?? And if so, would more need to be added?

    • Kirbie replied: — May 11th, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

      I’ve never done it with instant coffee. the espresso powder is specific for baking so that it dissolves during cooking. not sure what would happen with the instant coffee.

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