Mini Homemade Microwave Chocolate Cake

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mini mug chocolate cake

microwave chocolate cake for one

Ever want cake, but feel guilty you won’t be able to eat the entire cake?  You can take a portion of a cake mix and make a mini cake in the microwave!  Yes, microwave chocolate cake for one whenever you want.

We’ve paired down the recipe of a full size cake down to a coffee cup serving (and you’ll want a bigger 2-3 cup coffee cup) for this recipe.  We’ve also paired down the frosting, so you have enough for one cake (with maybe a little to eat for fun).

Microwave time may vary, we cooked our cake with a 1200 watt microwave.

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getting started

ingredients for cake

cake ingredients:
3/4 cup dry cake mix
3 tablespoons water
1 egg

chocolate frosting:
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup powder sugar
2 Tablespoons room temperature butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons milk

cake batter

cake instructions:

In a bowl mix all the ingredients.

Take a 2-3 cup coffee cup and spray with non-stick spray.

Pour the batter into the cup and place into the microwave.

Put the power at 70% and microwave for 2-3 minutes.

Check the cake after 2 minutes to see if it is done with a toothpick (toothpick will come out clean).

If not, microwave for another minute.

Overcooking will make the cake tough.

While the cake is cooling, make the frosting.

microwave cake

Chocolate frosting instructions:

In a bowl, mix the cocoa powder and powder sugar together.

Add the butter, milk and vanilla.

Mix until smooth.

IF the frosting looks shiny (and not like frosting), add a little more powder sugar until no longer shiny and looks like frosting.

Spread the frosting over your cooled cake and enjoy.

triple chocolate sheet cake

Do you love cake, but don't want to share? You need to make your own mini microwave chocolate cake. You can enjoy a mug of cake when you want a sweet treat.

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