Cake In A Mug

I had a craving the other day.  A chocolate craving.  I didn’t feel like raiding the bag of mini chipits in the fridge, so I went hunting on-line for something chocolatey and gooey that I could make from said mini chipits.

That was when I stumbled on this thing called Cake in a Mug.

Really? Cake in a Mug? Ready to eat in under 2 minutes?

I was sold.

There are actually plenty of recipes to choose from and I am beside myself that I haven’t found this type of crazy dessert sooner.  So I reviewed a few and decided what would work for me out of the many recipes I looked at and combined it into one gigantic Rain Forest Mug of Chocolate Cake.

The key here is to use the largest coffee mug you own.  I have a couple mugs from The Rain Forest Cafe and they hold double what a regular coffee mug does.  Perfect size.

So without further ado, here is how to make your own cake in a mug for when that craving hits you.


1 1/2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup 1% Milk
1 Large Egg
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa
1/4 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


In a mixing bowl, whisk together milk, egg, oil and vanilla;  add flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and baking powder and whisk briskly to combine.

DSC00856 Place the chocolate chips in the bottom of the mug.

DSC00857Pour the batter into the mugs over the chocolate chips.

DSC00863Microwave on high for 90 seconds.  Check to see if the top springs back lightly when touched, if not, zap for another 20-30 seconds.  Don’t be alarmed to see the cake rising almost twice as high as the mug, it immediately settles back down when the microwave turns off.

DSC00874Scarf down immediately.  Makes one selfish serving.  Oh, and the chocolate chips in the bottom of the mug act as icing as they get all gooey and yummy under the cake in the bottom.


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