Friday, April 10, 2009

chocolate mug cake

This recipe came from Aubrey via our mommy blog, Young Wives' Tales. I have no idea if it is hers alone or if she got the idea elsewhere, but it's so. darned. good. Really. You nuke the stuff right in the mug... I know! It takes less than two minutes and comes out all sorts of chocolatey and gooey and devine. No more worrying about having tons of leftover cake to devour and/or waste... we're talkin' single portions, people! Try it. It really is that good.

RECIPE: Chocolate Mug Cake

5 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
4 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt

3 Tbsp. milk
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix the dry ingredients together in your mug of choice. Then add the milk, oil and vanilla. Stir well, making sure to get all the flour mixed in from the bottom corners.

Set your microwave to 2 minutes. Microwave for about 1 minute, 45 seconds. Stop around 50 seconds to let deflate; then continue cooking. Check to make sure the cake is cooked through {by sticking a toothpick into the center; it won't be clean but should have some residual goo, like when checking brownies}.

Top with chocolate chips. Mix it all together if you want {this is best, imo}. Have milk on handy, as it's wonderfully rich. And mmm.... enjoy.

Serves: 1*
Calories: 444

*(unless you share, and you may want to)


  1. VERY good. Might want to share one mug with two people. Bart recommends putting butterscotch chips in his and I recommend pouring milk directly on top. Yum. And yum.

  2. I agree about the one mug to two people ratio. It's REALLY rich. But I'm thrilled that you tried it, more thrilled that you liked it, and MOST thrilled that you commented about the whole thing. Woohoo. And yay for chocolate cake. :)

  3. Oh. My. Goodness! This looks so so good! And perfect when you need a quick chocolate fix without the mess and leftovers that call to be eaten later. Bec, you have done it again!