Whenever I crave a warm, chocolatey dessert I love to make chocolate cake in a mug. Since it’s so simple and quick, chocolate mug cake is perfect for college students and anyone who finds themselves too busy to bake.
Here’s what you will need:
- 1 large mug
- 4 T flour
- 4 T sugar
- 2 T unsweetened cocoa
- 2 T of a mixed egg (1 egg is too much, 1 egg white is too eggy, 1 yolk is too dense, but 2 T is perfect) *
- 3 T milk
- 3 T oil
- 3 T chocolate chips (optional but adds a great flavor)
- 1 splash of vanilla or cinnamon (also optional but adds depth to the flavor)
* For a fudgier version you can leave the egg out
Simply mix all the ingredients in the mug carefully and microwave for two to two and half minutes. The cake may come up over the mug, but that’s what you want!
Some shortcuts I like to take with this recipe include using instant cake mix in place of the flour, sugar, and cocoa, and also adding a teaspoon of ground coffee to bring out the chocolate flavor. You can also add ice cream, whipped cream or powdered sugar to the top if you’d like.
Overall, I love this recipe since it gives you a warm dessert to enjoy in less than five minutes!
What are some easy recipes you like to use?