Ever have a chocolate craving and want something quick? Single Serving Chocolate Cake (Mug Cake) to the rescue! It’s quick, simple, and uses just a few ingredients you most likely have on hand. This version is egg free and vegan if you use a plant based milk. #winning
This chocolate mug cake is really fantastic warm and a bit undercooked… a little like lava cake. It’s also super fantastic topped with a scoop of (vegan) vanilla ice cream.
Here’s another great tip: mix up a large batch of the dry ingredients and store it in a jar so that part is readily available. Then just measure out 6 tablespoons (I just use a heaping 1/3 cup) of dry ingredients and carry on with the rest of the recipe. Also, I’ve found a shorter, fatter mug works better than a tall, slimmer one, but go ahead and use whatever mug you have!Print
Single Serving Chocolate Cake (Mug Cake)
2 Tbls. flour
2 Tbls. sugar
2. Tbls. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1–2 Tbls. chocolate chips
3 Tbls. milk (plant based for vegan)
1 Tbls. oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla
- Add dry ingredients to a mug and whisk to combine.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in mug and stir to combine well.
- Place in microwave and cook for 45-60 seconds. Each microwave is different so check after 45 seconds and add more time if needed. I like to keep it a little undercooked.
To make a large batch of the dry ingredients simply mix in a bowl 1 cup each of flour, sugar, cocoa powder, 2 tsp. baking powder and 1 tsp. salt. Store in sealed container. When ready to make mug cake, measure out 6 tablespoons (a little over 1/3 cup) of dry mix and continue to follow instructions for wet ingredients and cooking.