Quick and easy chocolate mug cake that’s ready in eat in about five minutes. This mini microwave cake is the perfect dessert for one.
As I settle back into reality, I’ve been trying to take things easy in order to maintain the relaxation glow from vacation for as long as possible.
I originally wanted to make another dessert, but I ended up going with something simpler – a chocolate mug cake. Two mugs, minimal cleanup, ready in about 5 minutes.
I’ve made mug cakes before, a Nutella version. This time I decided to try just a regular chocolate cake. I worried that the batter would be too dry. The Nutella version has always been moist, so I added a little more oil and milk to compensate.
- All-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Baking powder
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Vanilla extract
How to Make It
This recipe is enough for two mug cakes. Mix all of the ingredients in one large mug and then transfer half the batter to another mug.
Cook the mug cakes one at a time. Start by cooking one on high for one minute and then check if it’s done. If it’s not, cook it for 30 seconds longer and check it again.
Be careful not to overcook the cake or it will be rubbery. While the first ones cools, cook the second one. I think they taste best warm.
The cakes didn’t rise as much as my Nutella version did. I think next time I’ll add some more baking powder. These cakes were cooked in just a little over a minute. They tasted best while still warm. It was a perfect treat to end my night.
More Chocolate Mug Cakes
- Cake Mix Lava Mug Cake
- Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake
- Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake
- Skinny Chocolate Mug Cake
Chocolate Mug Cake
- 4 tbsp all purpose flour
- 4 tbsp white granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 2 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 1/2 tbsp milk
- splash of vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 tbsp oil
- Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Pour half of batter into another mug.
- Microwave on high for 1 minute (cook each mug one at a time). Check to see if done. If it needs longer, cook for an additional 30 seconds. Mine was done at 1 1/2 minutes. You don’t want to overcook it or it will become rubbery. You also want to keep in mind that the cake will continue to cook a little in the cup while it is cooling. Cool for a few minutes before eating while warm.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.