Coffee Mug Chocolate Cake


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Death By Chocolate. This can be whipped up and ready in five minutes. Served warm on a cold dreary winter day with chocolate syrup and ice cream.

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  • 4 Tbs. plain flour
  • 4 Tbs. sugar
  • 2 Tbs. baking cocoa (Hershey's)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbs. milk
  • 3 Tbs. oil
  • 3 Tbs. chocolate chips (optional)
  • Small splash vanilla

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Add dry ingredients to regular size coffee mug and mix well with a fork. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and continue to mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla, and mix again.

Put mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake might rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. Pour chocolate syrup over warm cake.

Reviews (8)

  • I have a similar recipe using cake flour. It's quick and easy and really hits that chocolate spot most of us have!

    Flag as inappropriate healthygirlinirving  |  January 9, 2013

  • I have made this using chocolate chips and peanut butter chips and also crushed walnuts. I also use the larger mug to cook it in. If you don't have plain flour, you can use self-rising, that want you don't need to add any salt. It rises better also. I have also added chocolate chips to the top so it will not need to add the chocolate syrup. I have made this using different flavors of the chocolate chips, they all have turned out real good. Don't leave it in the mug too long or it will sweat and make the cake doughy. I take mine out after a minute or two, they put the chocolate chips on top so they will melt. My husband even liked this especially when i added nuts to it.

    Flag as inappropriate alenebutler  |  February 1, 2012

  • You are so right mabunny. lol I was desperate for chocolate and tried it many times with never really liking it. It is so totally necessary to put the Smuckers.. "anything" on top of it.. Oh yeah, it helps a lot to add the chocolate chips....... and truely, I now split this in small oven proof bowls and bake it in my small GE Toaster/Rotisserier/Broiler oven.. does not take that much longer. In fact I would rather bake half a Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker cake mix in two small bowls..... but if you are really desperate. lol

    Flag as inappropriate Sheryll_Rufus  |  September 10, 2011

  • This is a Great recipe for Grandchildren to make.....YUMMY!!!

    Flag as inappropriate Lavenderblue  |  May 29, 2010

  • I have made the Coffee Cake in a Mug recipe and it's great! Can't understand why it hasn't been rated more often !

    Flag as inappropriate wammy1  |  May 22, 2010

  • I thought this was a cute idea, so tried it out of curiosity. I think one would have to be fairly desperate for dessert in order to enjoy this. The texture was rather like a sponge. I cannot recommend it.

    Flag as inappropriate mabunny  |  May 21, 2010

  • I have made this for years and I recommend that you add a tiny pinch of salt to the ingredients or it will not taste quite right. Also, you really need to use a 20 oz mug or it is a mess. I like to split it into two microwavable bowls and just eat it from the bowl. And of course it is great with Hot Fudge on top, but if you want to be a little virtuous, try Smucker's Seedlesss Raspberrry (now I forget it it is jam or marmelade). But you will see it on the shelf.

    Flag as inappropriate Sheryll_Rufus  |  February 21, 2010

  • Ooops, I can almost spell..... lol Marmalade and Raspberry..... lol.

    Flag as inappropriate Sheryll_Rufus  |  February 21, 2010

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