Chocolate Mug Cake

I’ve seen various microwavable mug cakes floating around the internet for quite some time, but to be totally honest, I really hadn’t planned to make these this past weekend.

I got in the kitchen on Sunday, planning to make a Clementine juice drink to feature today, and I was disappointed to find that every single Clementine that I bought was mushy and unusable. They looked perfectly fine from the outside, but the inside was another story. I guess I shouldn’t have put off making the recipe for a week and a half?

After I knew that the drink was no-go, I started looking through our fridge and cabinets, trying to come up with another delicious recipe to share with you guys. I decided that I wanted to bake something, and tons of delicious recipes came to mind. I was so excited to just get lost in the world of baking when I realized something critical – we were out of eggs! Why, oh why, did I put off going to the grocery?

I knew that I was going to have to get creative to be able to bake something without eggs, and then the wonderful mug cakes that I’ve seen all over the internet came to mind. Most of them still required eggs, and then I found that one that didn’t – so I made it, and it was awesome! It’s rich, moist, spongy, and delicious. Plus, it comes together in about 5 minutes, so you can have the results of freshly baked goods without the time or energy it takes to make a regular cake. I think we can all agree that this is a cake worth making 🙂

Printable Recipe
Serves 2

4 tbsp flour
8 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
4 tsp cocoa powder
pinch salt
4 tbsp milk
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
whipped cream

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt in a small bowl.

Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla until well blended. Divide between two mugs that have been sprayed with cooking spray.

Microwave each mug for 1 minute at full power, until the cake is fully cooked and fluffy. If needed, continue cooking in 15 second intervals.

 Top with a dollop of whipped cream, and enjoy!

Adapted from this recipe

  • Mana
    July 24, 2013

    This looks absolutely delicious and is the perfect way not to have a whole cake sitting around (waiting to be eaten)

  • Natalie Britton
    July 24, 2013

    Ooh, I’ve always wanted to make this! What a perfect portion! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    ♡ Natalie of LIVE TEACH ALASKA

  • Dara
    July 24, 2013

    Oh my God… Looks delicious! I don’t have a microwave, but I’m saving this recipe to try someday 🙂

  • Rachel
    July 24, 2013

    I could probably eat one of these every day. 🙂

  • M.A.
    July 24, 2013

    Girl! you shouldn’t have post this! im on a major chocolate kick today. Looks so good!


  • Sara Louise
    July 26, 2013

    Oh this looks good! I need this today! I wonder if it can be made from chocolate instead of powder? hmmm…

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