The 5min Chocolate Mug Cake – Microwave recipe

I have some recipes that I am really proud about. This is definitely one of those! It was too easy and interesting that I had to try it! They are just perfect to make when guests show up and you don’t have too much time to slave over a dessert. I used tea cups for the pictures, but made some in coffee mugs as well.

Flour: 4 tbsp
Sugar: 5 tbsp
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: 2 tbsp
Baking powder: 1 tsp
Butter; 2 tbsp
Egg: 1
Milk: 3 tbsp
Salt: a pinch
Vanilla Extract: a couple of drops
Icing sugar: for dusting
Ice-cream: to indulge
Walnuts, chocolate chips: additional

In a bowl, beat the egg with the sugar, next add the butter, milk and vanilla extract. Then add in the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, salt and mix. Stir well to make sure the ingredients are well incorporated.

Pour the batter into the mugs. I had it half full, because just like any cake this one is going to rise even if you are cooking this in the microwave.

Place one mug at at time in the microwave and cook on medium heat for 2mins. After the 2mins, the cake was done when I made it. You don’t want to over do it, cause the cake becomes hard. If the power levels on your microwave are low, you might have to cook it for an extra minute.

Allow it to cool before dusting it with some icing sugar. We added some ice-cream to ours 😉

Other things to note:
1. The microwave should be on microwave mode and not convection mode
2. Keep an eye on the cake cause you don’t want to over cook it!
3. Choose an appropriate microwable mug 🙂
4. You can get really creative and add nuts, or chocolate chips and make it more fun!


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