No ovens, no mess — this easy chocolate cake takes minutes to cook in a microwave and is the perfect after-dinner treat.
While a microwave cake lacks the nice crispy crust you get from baking, it does satisfy chocolate cravings and I can say this is the best version of all the mug cakes I made (for the record, about 10). Spread the finished cake with Nutella or a scoop of ice cream to get an extra dose of silky sugary goodness in lieu of frosting or buttercream. Be sure to add sprinkles!
Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake
6 tbsp (90 mL) all-purpose flour
¼ cup (60 mL) packed brown sugar
5 tbsp (75 mL) cocoa powder
½ tsp (2 mL) baking soda
¼ cup (60 mL) canola oil
½ tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 tbsp (30 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Sprinkles, powdered sugar, more chocolate chips, ice cream, etc. for garnish (optional)
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda. Whisk in milk, oil, vanilla and egg until combined and batter has no lumps. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide batter into two microwave-safe mugs — about ¾ cup (180 mL) batter in each mug. Microwave mugs for 2 minutes on high, or 1 minute if microwaving just one mug.
Garnish with sprinkles, powdered sugar, chocolate chips or ice cream, if using.
Makes 2 servings.
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