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.
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
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
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!
What special treats do you like to make for yourself?
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