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Dark Chocolate Mug Cake

This Dark Chocolate Mug Cake is the perfect quick dessert to satisfy your chocolate craving.  It’s dark, rich, moist, and fudgy, and it takes less than two minutes to cook in the microwave!  Make two and share one with someone special!!!

Have you been introduced to the world of Mug Cakes?  If you haven’t you don’t know what you’ve been missing.  I first saw these being made on a cooking show a few years back, and I was pretty skeptical at how good they could really be if made in a microwave.  The only thing I had ever made in a microwave was peanut brittle when I finally decided to give these a try,

I had to experiment with the ingredients a couple of times.  I came to the conclusion that self-rising flour was the best type of flour to use, and I had to tweak the ingredients to make sure the filling was the perfect amount for a standard size coffee mug.

It literally takes less than 5 minutes to mix up one of these fudgy and delicious mug cakes and it takes less than 2 minutes of cooking time in the microwave.

MIXING THE BATTER

  1. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the butter, vanilla, milk, and egg.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt.
  3. Add the wet ingredients and the chocolate chips to the dry ingredients.

COOKING IN THE MICROWAVE

  1. Transfer the batter to a large coffee mug and place it in a microwave.  Set microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.  Note:  The batter will rise up above the edge of the cup, but don’t worry.  It will go back down.
  2. Check the mug cake after 1 1/2 minutes.  If the cake looks fudgy and slightly wet looking, remove it from the microwave.  It’s done!  If it looks runny and wet, microwave for up to an additional 30 seconds…no more!

The Dark Chocolate Mug Cake should be fudgy and very moist when it’s done.  Serve it warm with some ice cream or whipped cream for a delicious treat!

Like mug cakes?  Check out this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake.

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Dark Chocolate Mug Cake


  • Author: Cindy Gibbs
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

This Dark Chocolate Mug Cake takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and less than 2 minutes  to cook in the microwave.  It’s the perfect dark chocolate, fudgy and moist dessert to satisfy your chocolate craving!


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Ingredients

MUG CAKE

  • 2 tablespoons Self Rising flour* (see notes below)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoons real butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure Vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons mini or regular semi sweet chocolate chips

HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM (OPTIONAL)

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

MUG CAKE

  1. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the butter, vanilla, milk, and egg.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt.
  3. Add the wet ingredients and the chocolate chips to the dry ingredients.
  4. Transfer the batter to a standard size or large coffee mug.  Place the mug in a microwave and microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stopping the microwave after 1 1/2 minutes to check the cake. The cake will puff up over the top of the coffee mug but will sink back down, so don’t be alarmed.  When the cake is done, it should be very moist, fudgy and slightly wet in appearance.
  5. Serve the mug cake warm with fresh whipped cream or your favorite frosting.
  6. Mug cakes are best if consumed shortly after making them.

HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM (OPTIONAL)

  1. Pour the whipping cream in a mixing bowl and add the powdered sugar. Using a mixer, mix on high speed for one minute until soft peaks form.
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Notes

  • Microwaves vary. This mug cake was done after just 1 1/2 minutes in my 1,000 watt microwave.
  • Don’t be alarmed when the cake batter rises up above the top of the mug while cooking.  It will sink back down.
  • *If you don’t have self-rising flour don’t worry, make your own.  Combine 1 cup all-purpose flour with 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Category: Cakes
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: dark chocolate mug cake

 

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