Chocolate Cake-in-a-Mug

Jeanne Wise

By
@Bluejeanz

I tried a lot of recipes for "cake in a mug" but none of them were that good. My brainstorm was I took my favorite chocolate cake recipe and made a smaller version to fit in a mug and it turned out great! This is good when you crave something sweet but don't want to make an entire recipe of something. (Note: this recipe does NOT call for an egg.)


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Serves:

1

Prep:

5 Min

Method:

Microwave

Ingredients

1/4 c
all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp
light brown sugar
2 tsp
unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/8 tsp
salt
3 Tbsp
water
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1/2 tsp
vinegar
1/4 tsp
vanilla
1 Tbsp
chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put all the ingredients EXCEPT 1 TABLESPOON OF THE WATER AND THE NUTS in a small bowl. Whisk about a half minute until well combined then whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon of water. (Use a small whisk to ensure all is thoroughly combined.) Stir in the nuts.
2
Pour into a large ungreased (microwaveable--I use ceramic) coffee mug. Nuke on high for 1 minute and 15 seconds. Test with a toothpick. If it doesn't come out clean, nuke another few seconds or so (My microwave is 1350 watts---cooking time will vary with the wattage of your microwave.)
3
Don't overbake it. It should be nice and fudgy. Let sit a few minutes before you dive in. This is good as it is but if you want to 'gild the lily', you can drizzle it with a little chocolate syrup.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American