Monday, February 3, 2014

Chocolate Mug Cake

Ever have a craving for a few bites of something chocolatey-cakey but don't necessarily want make an ENTIRE cake?  

Me, too!

Ever been a total snob about something (that you've never even tried) and then felt like a jerk when you finally tried it (and actually liked it)?

Me, too!

I freely admit I'm a recovering snob about this make-a-little-cake-in-the-microwave recipe.  My fear was that the cake would be so gummy and chewy that you could dump it out of the cup, dribble it out the door, and shoot a basket with it in the driveway.  And I will tell you...if you don't eat the cake pretty soon after it's done, it will get that way.  But YUM!!  I was blown away by how good and non-rubbery it was upon it's exit from the microwave! 


I threw a few chocolate chips on top as soon as the cake was done; they melted deliciously and provided more moisture to each bite.

It's Secret Recipe Club time again!  This month my assigned blog was My Hobbie Lobbie written by Trisha from Sydney, Australia.  Trisha loves to craft AND cook; she says she has a fondness for collecting both recipes and crochet patterns. :)  She has a LOT of recipes on her site!  Click on over and check out her blog. 

The only thing I altered about this recipe was that I swapped out the vegetable oil for coconut oil.  Also, I sifted the dry ingredients together because unsifted cocoa powder gives me a nervous twitch.  :) 

(Printable Recipe)

Two-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
Yield:  1 large mug or 2 small mugs 

3 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
3 tablespoons whole milk
1 large egg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt

Whisk together the oil, milk, egg, and vanilla extract in a small bowl or directly into the microwave-safe mug you'll be using.

If desired, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and the salt into another small bowl; mix well and then add those ingredients to the oil and milk mixture.    (If you want to add the dry ingredients directly to the mug, go right ahead...but it may be a bit lumpy.)  Using a small whisk or a fork, mix the dry and wet ingredients together well.  Divide between two small microwave-safe mugs or use one larger one.

Microwave on high power for 2 minutes.  PLEASE BE CAREFUL BECAUSE IT WILL BE VERY HOT WHEN IT'S DONE. Let it sit for a minute or two, and then eat it immediately.

Variations:
Toss a few chocolate chips in the batter (they sink to the bottom and make a delicious fudgy layer).
Toss a few chocolate chips on top of the cake when it's done; allow to melt.
Poke holes in the cake when it's done and pour some sweetened condensed milk or dulce de leche all over it.
Add freshly whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Recipe from My Hobbie Lobbie and Completely Delicious



14 comments:

Lisa said...

Mmm, that looks like just the thing to satisfy a chocolate craving in no time.

Pola M said...

I made it once and I totally agree with you! Delicious just out of the oven.

Trisha said...

It was hard for me to believe that this microwave cake could be that good. I'm so glad I tried it out. I love the variations you've listed. Gotta try those out next.

The Heritage Cook said...

I've been wanting to try this kind of cake and love that you gave it a shot. Great options too! Thanks!!

Lesa @ Edesias Notebook said...

Yummy! I've made this with a cake mix before and haven't had great results. Either underdone or way overdone. I'll have to try it your way next time.

Micha @ Cookin' Mimi said...

I find these are perfect for those late night chocolate cravings.

Mellissa said...

What a great idea and this looks delicious!

Anna Hagen said...

This looks like a recipe to keep handy for those sudden chocolate cravings! I have seen several of these mug cake recipes around but haven't tried them yet.

Isabelle @ Crumb said...

I'm trying to avoid mug cakes, mostly because I know that once I realize how easy and tasty they are, I'll make one every night! ;) But seriously, amazing pick. Wish I had one of these right now.

chitchatchomp@yahoo.com.au said...

I've made cakes in mugs in the oven but never the microwave....instant comfort food. I like that!

angela@spinachtiger said...

Oh this is dangerous. I have everything to make this. And, it's just the right amount.

Camilla Mann said...

This almost makes me wish I had a microwave!!! Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

Deborah Evans said...

Yummy...

Sawsan said...

I too have not tried mug cakes! for some reason I worry that they will be a disappointment
I need to give them a try soon