Mug Cake Recipe

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Mug Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Mug Cake in a Minute: A Delicious Shortcut

Ever crave a decadent slice of cake but lack the time or energy for a full-blown baking project? Look no further than this amazing chocolate mug cake recipe! It’s the perfect solution for satisfying your sweet tooth in a flash.

This recipe is all about simplicity. We’re talking common pantry staples like flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and a few other bits and bobs. In minutes, you’ll have a rich, chocolatey batter ready to be transformed into a delightful single-serving dessert.

Now, here’s the best part: the microwave! It takes a mere minute to cook these adorable mug cakes. They’re like tiny bursts of chocolatey heaven, and so much quicker than their oven-baked counterparts. (Though, let’s be honest, nothing quite beats a gooey chocolate lava cake when you have the time!)

Making Magic in a Mug

Here’s how this microwave marvel comes to life:

  1. Grab a bowl and whisk together your dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Next, introduce the wet ingredients – milk, oil, and a touch of vanilla extract. Give it a good whisk until everything is beautifully combined and smooth.
  3. Now comes the fun part: portion out the batter into two mugs. Feel free to adjust the number of mugs depending on how much cake you crave.
  4. Want some melty chocolate goodness in every bite? Fold in some chocolate chips into each mug. You can use semisweet, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even a fun mix of all three!
  5. Finally, pop one mug at a time into the microwave and cook until the cake is set. Resist the urge to dig in right away – let it cool down for a minute or two!

Boosting the Chocolatey Bliss

This recipe cleverly uses a trio of ingredients to create an intensely chocolatey experience. First, there’s the cocoa powder, laying the foundation for that rich flavor. Then, the sugar swoops in to add sweetness and balance the cocoa’s intensity. Finally, the chocolate chips become melty little pockets of chocolatey joy with every bite.

The Secret to Rise and Shine

The secret to these mug cakes’ delightful rise lies in the baking powder. This little leavening agent helps the batter puff up when heated, creating a soft and tender crumb. Don’t expect a perfectly domed cupcake-like shape, but the texture will be spot on!

How Much Does It Make?

This recipe yields roughly ¾ cup of batter, perfect for creating two small, cupcake-sized portions. Alternatively, you can combine it all for a larger mug cake. Remember, the batter doubles in size, so don’t overfill those mugs! Opt for mugs between 8 and 12 ounces. The beauty is, you can easily double or triple the recipe to make as many servings as you need.

Gluten-Free Twist

Craving a gluten-free option? No problem! Simply swap out the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free flour blend or almond flour. Keep in mind that almond flour might result in a slightly denser texture.

The Grand Finale: Toppings Galore!

Now comes the truly exciting part: toppings! Let your imagination run wild. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • A dollop of whipped cream dusted with cocoa powder for a classic touch.
  • A scoop of ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce for an indulgent sundae-in-a-mug experience.
  • A swirl of buttercream frosting and a sprinkle of colorful sprinkles for a festive treat.
  • Fresh berries like strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries for a pop of color and a burst of fruity sweetness.

So there you have it! This mug cake recipe is your gateway to quick and easy chocolatey bliss. With minimal ingredients, a microwave, and a dash of creativity, you can whip up a delightful dessert in minutes. Happy mug caking!

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Mug Cake Recipe

Mug Cake Recipe


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  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Total Time: 12 minutes

Description

This recipe is all about simplicity. We’re talking common pantry staples like flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and a few other bits and bobs. In minutes, you’ll have a rich, chocolatey batter ready to be transformed into a delightful single-serving dessert.


Ingredients

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  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt).
  2. Mix in milk, oil, and vanilla until combined.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Divide batter evenly into two mugs (safe for microwaving). Don’t fill past halfway!
  5. Microwave one mug on high for 1 minute. Check for doneness (set in the center). Microwave in 15-30 second bursts if needed.
  6. Enjoy your warm mug cake immediately!

Notes

  • Makes ¾ cup batter.
  • Microwave one mug at a time.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 455kcal
  • Sugar: 32g
  • Sodium: 163mg
  • Fat: 29g
  • Saturated Fat: 21g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg

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