Since my iced coffee blog post went over so well, I’ve decided to share another recipe for you guys to try out!
I’ve been in the kitchen almost every day lately in order to get a little more experience in cooking/baking, so you can assume what my creative muse has been consumed with as of late XD
So I hope that’s okay with you all!
Today’s recipe is VERY exciting.
Why, you ask?
Because you don’t have to be a baker to make this, nor do you have to be in want of a dessert that’ll feed the whole family.
This recipe is amazing because you can eat it all by yourself!
….in your room
….because you’re single you need a break.
This moist, gooey, chocolate-y cake is MIRACULOUS.
If you’ve ever tried a mug cake before, you would have to agree that 95% of them taste like cardboard mixed with asphalt and pavement that’s been put into a blender.
But not this one. This one is The Special.
Plus it only takes 5 minutes to make…
CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE:
Gather up all yo ingredients, fam. I always use vegetable oil, but had to use coconut today because I didn’t have any vegetable (good news, it still tasted fine! So just use whichever you prefer.)
And grab a beautiful mug. Preferably not one with a super wide rim (i.e. a soup mug), because we want the gooey chocolate to stay in the center, instead of having a shallow bowl.
Go ahead and dump your dry ingredients straight into your mug.
*stir stir stir*
Add your wet ingredients, mix, and take a long sniff of the chocolate-y batter.
Who needs aromatherapy, amirite?
Now, for the FUN part!
I put chocolate in my mug for the gooey center, just because it tastes like a lava cake and…yas.
But you can really put anything in there!
Any type of chocolate, a marshmallow, M&Ms, peanut butter, fluff, Nutella, your grandmother’s ashes….literally anything. The possibilities are endless.
No need to press it down into the mixture or stir it up, the batter will rise and encapsulate your goo of choice into a cocoon of glory.
This part is a little tricky, and you might have to experiment a wee bit because every microwave is different.
The thing you DO NOT want is for your mug cake to be overcooked. It’ll taste burned, or, at the very least, your chocolate won’t be gooey anymore. Travesty.
The ideal time for me is a little less than a minute, BUT my microwave isn’t very hot and doesn’t cook fast. You might need something more like 45 seconds.
And remind me to clean my microwave. Sheesh.
Now, FOR THE FINAL REVEAL.
You are about to pull out a beautiful, yummy treat that will put you into a blissful chocolate coma for the next few minutes.
(Warning: you might have to repent on Sunday for this one)
I’ll just go ahead and say you’re welcome.
Chocolate Mug Cake:
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 1 min
- 2 T Flour
- 1 T Sugar
- 1 T Cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 T Oil
- 2 T Milk
- 1/2 t Vanilla
- 1/4 t Baking Powder
- Pinch of salt
- Small handful of chocolate chips, or gooey center of your choice
1.) Mix up dry ingredients into a mug (make sure not to use one with a really wide rim), then add wet ingredients. Stir.
2.) Drop chocolate chips into the center of the batter. Don’t press down or stir.
3.) Bake the mug in the microwave for a little less than a minute on high. Time varies for each microwave.
4.) Top with ice cream, whipped cream, or nothing at all!
Let me know if you try this recipe out! I’d love to hear your feedback!