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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Microwave Chocolate Cake in a Cup

I know this recipe has been going around for awhile and I've always been meaning to try it. So this is another recipe we tried over spring break. Maranda made the whole thing, I put her to work. I figure if we are going to eat cake it might as well be one that I know all the ingredients that are in it. I used unbleached flour, organic sugar, organic eggs, and organic chocolate chips and my homemade vanilla extract. So we can splurge once in awhile...

Microwave Chocolate Cake in a Cup
Ingredients :
coffee mug
4 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2 tablespoons whisked egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil (you can replace some of the oil with mashed banana)
3 tablespoons chocolate chips
a splash vanilla
a dash of cinnamon or instant coffee)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well .
Add egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix again.
Stir in chocolate, vanilla.
Microwave for 2½ to 3 minutes for a 1,000 watt oven.

Remove from microwave.
Allow cake to cool a little, then tip out onto a plate.

Of course you can add toppings, like whipped cream, chocolate syrup(for those chocoholics) or powdered sugar. I couldn't find my powdered sugar so we just at it as is, and it was plenty for two..

I cut the sugar in half from what the original recipe called for, but it was plenty sweet with the chocolate chips. It was a little dense, maybe 2½ minutes would be fine. It was very good, but reminded me more of a chocolate muffin, than cake.


  1. Cake or muffin? Who cares? It's chocolate and it's made in a cute cup!

  2. OMG This is so cute!! Lyndsey I have to do is absolutely nice!! gloria

  3. I think I need to put my daughter to work so I can enjoy the fruit of her labor. LOL Looks like the perfect recipe right here.

  4. I've been meaning to try this too-love chocolate!

  5. Oh this seems dangerous. And beautiful.

  6. I love this in a cup!!! yummoooo!!

  7. I've made this and think it's really pretty good and agree with you--it's more like a muffin.

  8. Well now I'm sorry we got rid of the microwave years ago! This looks fun and yummy. Very moist.

  9. Maranda must have been so proud; it looks yummy good. I have to try this.

  10. What a fun thing for the kids to make! Thanks for sharing.

  11. I like the idea of cake in a cup but wonder...can I do one without the microwave? E.g oven or steamer?

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  13. Pam, lol! you're right! :D

    Gloria, I and sure yours will come out so yummy!

    Megan, :D yes, you should do that, it's big enough to share!

    Lynda, Me too, and this has lots of chocolate!

    Joanne, I know, it is dangerous, but look at the good stuff I put in. :D

    Sarah, you can have it anytime.

    Pam, yes, and for a muffin it's not too bad!

    Betty Ray, it is fun. I don't use the microwave to cook anything in, so this was new to me.

    Rita, she usually would make the Duncan Heinz microwaveable snack cakes that you just add water to. They were expensive (I would only get them on sale) I figured this is better.

    laxsupermom, it was fun, and they can add what they like...white chocolate, cherries, caramel, coconut...etc...

    Tigerfish, Sure just if you do it in the oven the mug needs to be oven-safe. I've seen cake baked in terracotta clay pots too. It would be interesting to try a steamer.

  14. This is the LAST recipe I needed to see. Now,I will be able to eat chocolate cake every day! Is this a good thing? :)


  15. Simply Life, yes, tons of fun! You can't take it too seriously! Just eat it. Yum!

    Kathleen, Haha! Happy to help? ;D

  16. I really want to try this. I guess it's sort if like those Betty Crocker microwave things.

  17. Do you think it will works in the oven? Sounds so simple and quick. How great! Thanks alot for sharing.

  18. Bo - that's what I was thinking, except cheaper and better.

    Kristy, I imagine it would, you should try it!


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