Chocolate: Mug Chocolate Cake

Chocolate: Discovery of Mug Chocolate Cake

I discovered this recipe through a daily chocolate blog, little did I know this little microwave creation has spread through the internet for quite some time now. I am not a fan of baking with the microwave, but this recipe is honestly fun and fast.

If you thought you could not bake or have the patience for baking, speak no more. This recipe is as easy as making hot chocolate so you are bound to impress your children, loved ones, or maybe yourself
Even though most recipes measure it for one serving, I highly recommend devouring the whole thing if you are seriously craving chocolate (or stressed out for that matter). Otherwise, this cake is a perfect dessert to share or split into two mugs before placing in the microwave.

You can even give it more variety by scooping ice cream, icing, or chocolate fudge on top. If you are looking for a replacement for the chocolate chips, you can substitute with chips of your choice such as white chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, toffee, nuts, anything I even noticed one blogger mentioning splashing in a little brandy for more of a pudding effect.

In any case, have fun with it!

Mug Chocolate Cake
4 T Flour
4 T Sugar
2 T Cocoa

1 Egg
3 T Oil
3 T Milk
1/4 t Vanilla
3 T Chocolate Chips (or any optional additive) Icing, Chocolate Fudge, or Ice Cream (optional) Large coffee mug or two medium mugs, if sharing Plate or large saucer

In coffee mug, mix all dry ingredients.

Add egg and mix well. Add oil, milk, and vanilla until well blended.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Place plate or saucer under mug and insert into microwave for 3 minutes at high heat. If sharing, pour half of the mixture in each mug before placing into microwave.

Remove from microwave. You can eat out of mug or remove cake onto saucer. Pour icing, fudge, or ice cream over cake. Enjoy!

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I’m a big fan of microwave mug cakes, too. In fact, I’m also the author of “101 Recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes” that builds on the original recipe and your delightful adaptation of it (but, hopefully, adds some ideas and baking tips for those who love microwave mug cakes as much as I do). Check it out at

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