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Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Posted by Trish on January 3, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Right now there's mug cakes popping up left, right, and center.  What is a mug cake???  It is the easiest, and fastest way to get warm cake into your tummy.  There is a compromise in texture but we're talking about 5 - 7 minutes from raw ingredients to your tummy


Have you ever heard of the children's story  "If you give a mouse a cookie"?  I feel like that when I bake.  I start with one ingredient to bake a dessert, and I end up making 3 more to use up my ingredients.  This is exactly how the mug cake spawned.  I made a giant batch of chocolate fudge sauce for ice-cream but I had more fudge sauce than ice-cream, and so I made mug cake to "assist" in the consumption of fudge sauce.


I ended up free pouring certain things.. like chocolate chips, and whipped together the ingredients with a fork.  After 3 minutes in the microwave, I smothered it in my freshly-made fudge sauce.

The result: a resemblance of a chocolate pudding cake, with a less appealling texture.  But the taste is fantastic.  Rich, moist, and decadent. I recommend using the empty mug for a glass of milk to wash it down afterwards.

 

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake:

  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 1.5 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3 tablespoon of oil or melted butter
  • 3 tablespoon of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave on 30 second to 1 minute intervals until melted. Becareful not to burn it. 
  2. Add milk, oil or butter, vanilla and egg to the melted chocolate and mix well. 
  3. Add flour, sugar, and baking powder to the chocolate mixture. Fold but do not over mix or it will be tough. 
  4. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into a microwave-safe mug and heat on high for 3 minutes. Serve with whipped cream, fudge sauce or ice-cream.

Note: the time required to microwave the chocolate and the cake will depend on the microwave model. You may want to adjust it accordingly to your machine.  Also, I used Hershey's semi-sweet chocolate chips but use any of your favorite type.

 

Categories: Cakes, Tutorial

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