Coffee Mug Chocolate Cake in Microwave

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Love to have a little cake now and then, but not an entire cake?  Making an easy coffee mug cake is a great way to enjoy a slice of cake whenever you want.

This recipe easily takes 5 minutes to make and less to cook in the microwave.  You can frost it with the cocoa frosting recipe or whatever is your favorite.

You don’t HAVE to remove it from the mug you can eat it right from there if you want.

Who knew there could be so much yum in a cup, that wasn’t coffee! Delicious with vanilla ice cream with a few chocolate chips.

And if you make little cakes like this, think of the different things you can frost them to make cute little cakes like bee hives,  dots (the candy), castles and more!

Place a tablespoon of semi sweet chocolate chips in the batter before making to add additional chocolate flavor. You could even substitute a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder for a tablespoon of espresso powder for a little kick.

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Making Microwave Mug Cake

Ingredients
4 Tablespoons flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 egg
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil
splash of vanilla
3 Tablespoons Hershey’s syrup

Instructions
Spray baking non-stick spray in the coffee mug so the batter won’t stick.
Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in milk, chocolate syrup, oil and vanilla, mix well.
Pour into mug and place mug into microwave,
With a 1200 watt microwave, cook for 3-4 minutes.
Check to make sure it is done with a toothpick
If needed cook additional 30-1 minute interval.
Cake may rise over top of mug–do not be alarmed!
Remove mug from the microwave.
Allow to cool.
If desired, remove from the cup, or use the cake as a plate.
Frost the cake with your favorite frosting or serve your favorite vanilla ice cream.

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Can You Bake A Cake Using A Microwave?

Yes!  You can definitely bake your cake with the microwave.  You want to make sure that you don’t overcook the cake as it will become hard and inedible.  If you are unsure of the wattage of your microwave,  check it a minute before the suggested cooking time with a toothpick to see if it is done.

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How Long Does it Take To Bake a Cake In the Microwave?

A full cake can cook in the microwave in about 10 minutes.  When the cake starts to separate from the side of the dish, it is almost done baking.

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Does a Chocolate Mug Cake Need Baking Soda?

This chocolate mug cake recipe does not require baking soda nor baking powder. The egg and the oil fluff up the mug cake.

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Coffee Cup Microwave Cake

Love chocolate cake, but don't want to make an entire cake? You can make a coffee mug cake in the microwave in minutes. Here's how.
Course: Baking, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons flour
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablesoons vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • splash of vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons Hershey's syrup

Instructions

  • Spray baking non-stick spray in the coffee mug so the batter won't stick.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour in milk, chocolate syrup, oil and vanilla, mix well.
  • Pour into mug and place mug into microwave,
  • With a 1200 watt microwave, cook for 3-4 minutes.
    Check to make sure it is done with a toothpick
  • If needed cook additional 30-1 minute interval.
  • Cake may rise over top of mug--do not be alarmed!
  • Remove mug from the microwave.
  • Allow to cool.
  • If desired, remove from the cup, or use the cake as a plate.
  • Frost the cake with your favorite frosting.

Love chocolate cake, but don't want to make an entire cake? You can make a coffee mug cake in the microwave in minutes. Here's how.


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