I Tried It: Pinterest Recipes – Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake is a quick treat for one!

Chocolate Mug Cake is a quick treat for one!

It’s the second day of the new “I Tried It: Pinterest Recipes” series and we’re still enjoying our dessert first! Yesterday we enjoyed Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Pie with Graham Cracker Crust. Today it’s a party of one feasting on a chocolate mug cake that goes from ingredients to microwave to “Dig in!” in minutes.

I found the original recipe at TipHero.com and thought it might be fun to make as a mix for my son to take and enjoy in his dorm room. I quickly decided against that because it calls for cooking oil, something he doesn’t have in the dorm and something I can’t put into a shelf-stable mix. But I tried the recipe anyway because I was curious and because I want to try to tweak it at some point so he can have a mix to make in his room at school.

I made two mug cakes because my daughter wasn’t about to go without warm cake when it was fresh in the kitchen. She actually claimed the first one out of the microwave. I tasted it, she tasted it, her brother tasted it, and we all agreed that it was good but a little bitter for us.

She ate the first mug cake while I cut the cocoa powder and made a second one. We all tasted it. We all agreed it was better. The kids were surprised that I had used less cocoa rather than more because they both preferred the flavor of the second cake, which my son claimed and thoroughly enjoyed.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake

So here is my tweaked version. If you think you’ll be making this often then it might be easier to measure out several mixes into baggies and then use a mix plus the wet ingredients to make an individual mug cake when you want one. If you’re feeding several people it would be as easy to make a full-sized cake as it would be to measure the many ingredients needed for this single serving of cake several times over.

Chocolate Mug Cake

from http://www.AChatOverCoffee.com

The dry ingredients go into the mug first.

The dry ingredients go into the mug first.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used my homemade vanilla)
  • 2 teaspoons mini chocolate chips, divided
Chocolate Mug Cake cooks in two minutes in the microwave.

Chocolate Mug Cake cooks in two minutes in the microwave.

What to do:

  • Combine the dry ingredients, including one teaspoon of the chocolate chips, in a microwave-safe mug.
  • Add the milk, oil, and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle the remaining teaspoon of chocolate chips on top of the batter.
  • Place the mug on a microwave-safe plate (in case of overflow) in the microwave. Cook on HIGH for 2 minutes.
  • Let it cool as long as you can stand it…then dig in!
Chocolate Mug Cake is a quick way to treat yourself.

Chocolate Mug Cake is a quick way to treat yourself.

What special treats do you like to make for yourself?

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3 responses to “I Tried It: Pinterest Recipes – Chocolate Mug Cake

  1. A special treat…I can’t really think of anything. Well, homemade bread is always a treat, even though I bake every week. But the end slice off the loaf while still a bit warm is always a treat for me.

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  2. Pingback: I Tried It: Pinterest Recipes – One Pot Mexican Pasta | A Chat Over Coffee·

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