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Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Indulge in the ultimate quick treat with this delectable chocolate cake in a mug recipe. Perfect for satisfying those sudden cravings for something sweet, this single-serving delight will have you coming back for more.

Tasting Notes:

Rich, moist, and intensely chocolatey, this cake boasts a melt-in-your-mouth texture that’s sure to please your taste buds. It’s a comforting treat that’s ready in minutes, offering the perfect balance of sweetness and cocoa flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional, for extra indulgence)
  • Whipped cream or ice cream for serving (optional)

Kitchen Equipment:

  • Microwave-safe mug (at least 12-ounce capacity)
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing spoon or fork

Instructions:

  1. In a microwave-safe mug, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Mix well with a fork or spoon until evenly combined.
  2. Add the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients in the mug. Stir until the batter is smooth and no lumps remain.
  3. If desired, fold in the chocolate chips for an extra chocolatey kick.
  4. Place the mug in the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes, or until the cake is set but still slightly gooey in the center. Microwave cooking times may vary, so adjust as needed.
  5. Carefully remove the mug from the microwave (it will be hot!) and let the cake cool for a minute or two.
  6. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired, and enjoy your delicious chocolate cake in a mug!

Pro Tips:

  • For an extra fudgy texture, slightly undercook the cake by reducing the microwave cooking time.
  • Don’t overmix the batter to ensure a tender cake.
  • Experiment with different mix-ins such as nuts, caramel bits, or crushed cookies for unique flavor combinations.

Variations:

  • Substitute half of the milk with brewed coffee for a mocha-flavored cake.
  • Stir in a tablespoon of peanut butter or Nutella for a delightful twist.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon or cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.

FAQs:

Can I use a different type of flour?

Yes, you can experiment with whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour blends, but note that it may affect the texture of the cake.

Can I bake this in the oven instead of the microwave?

Certainly! Transfer the batter to a small oven-safe ramekin and bake at 350°F (175°C) for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Yield: 1 serving

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Chocolate mug cake with ice cream and festive sprinkles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional, for extra indulgence)
  • Whipped cream or ice cream for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a microwave-safe mug, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Mix well with a fork or spoon until evenly combined.
  2. Add the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients in the mug. Stir until the batter is smooth and no lumps remain.
  3. If desired, fold in the chocolate chips for an extra chocolatey kick.
  4. Place the mug in the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes, or until the cake is set but still slightly gooey in the center. Microwave cooking times may vary, so adjust as needed.
  5. Carefully remove the mug from the microwave (it will be hot!) and let the cake cool for a minute or two.
  6. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired, and enjoy your delicious chocolate cake in a mug!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1 serving

Serving Size:

1 cake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 450Total Fat: 25gCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 5g

Written by Patricia M

Welcome to "My Cooking Recipes," a culinary treasure trove where passion for food meets the warmth of home cooking. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma who has spent a lifetime in the kitchen, weaving love into every dish. This website is my canvas, showcasing not only my personal creations but also handpicked recipes from across the web. Here, you'll find a blend of traditional family favorites and innovative culinary experiments, all designed to inspire and delight.

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