Flourless chocolate cake in less than 2 minutes. And you can plate it so no one even knows it was made in a mug with a microwave.
I mentioned in my Flourless Nutella Mug Cake post that I got the idea for that recipe from a flourless chocolate mug cake recipe. So of course I had to check out the original. Unlike all the other mug cakes I’ve made, these cook up into almost perfect cylinders so you can pop it out and it looks very fancy.
You can dress it up with some powdered sugar but I left my plain and served them with some strawberries. The cake tastes just like a baked version of flourless chocolate cake. Not the kind that has the lava center, but still really good.
I have to admit, I like the Nutella version better because I’m such a Nutella addict but the chocolate version is pretty good too. And the nice thing about this dessert is the presentation. You can serve it at a dinner party or to a loved one and let them think you slaved away in the kitchen when in fact it takes less than 5 minutes.
The original recipe is meant to make 2 cakes, but I know some people find it a hassle to split an egg and divide all the ingredients into two mugs. So I tried making it as a single serving without having to split an egg or any ingredients and it still worked. Also, I simplified instructions, to make it almost all one step and it also still works. My version doesn’t end up with the self-serving sauce, but it still tastes good.
Fancy Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp heavy cream
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp oil
- In a coffee mug, combine the egg, vanilla, cream, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and oil.
- Place the mug in the microwave and cook it for approximately one minute and 20 seconds, or until the middle of the cake is cooked which you can check with a toothpick.
- To plate, turn the mug over on a plate to remove the cake. Serve 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.