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Decadent Chocolate Mug Cake

Have you tried any of the quick chocolate mug cakes that are super easy to make?  You mix all ingredients in a mug and after about 3 minutes in the microwave, you have a yummy single serving of moist chocolate cake!

I've tried several versions and after a few tweaks, this is by far my favorite.

In a large microwave safe mug, mix the following:

  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream (milk can be used)
  • 3 drops vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella Hazelnut Spread

Mix all ingredients thoroughly.  Microwave 2-1/2 to 3 minutes.  Remove carefully from microwave.  Cake will be super hot.  Let cool a few minutes and serve warm.  

You can eat directly from the mug, or turn it out to a pretty dessert plate and serve with a topping of whipped cream and chocolate syrup.  

These are great when you're the only chocoholic in the house and don't want to bake a full-size cake (at risk of solely eating the entire cake!)  or when you just want a chocolatey quick snack.

If you give this recipe a try, I'd love to hear how you like it!

Have you tried a chocolate mug cake recipe that you're really fond of?  Tried any other flavors?  Please share!

Your comments are greatly appreciated and I look forward to your thoughts and ideas!  I try to respond to comments via email as soon as I can. If your email address isn't available, I will comment here. Thanks so much for visiting!

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  1. I've tried a couple of mug cake recipes before and was never impressed, but they all used milk. This recipe using cream sounds like it would be much better. I'll have to give it a try. I recently discovered that you can put a handful of rice krispies, a little butter, and a handful of mini marshmallows in a bowl and microwave for a bit and you have your very own personal size rice krispie treat. Yum!

  2. This is a great quick and easy cake fix!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  3. My daughter has made a couple of different mug cakes, but I haven't made any. I did make a microwave corn bread, once.

  4. OH... this looks so good. I have never tried it, but I am going to now.. thanks for sharing.


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