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Easy Microwave Chocolate mug cake: coffee cake recipe

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Easy microwave Coffee Cup Cake Recipe – Indulge in the ultimate chocolate treat with our easy chocolate mug cake recipe! Perfect for those moments when you crave something sweet but don’t have the time or energy to bake an entire cake, this microwave chocolate mug cake comes together in just minutes. Imagine digging into a warm, moist chocolate cake that’s ready in less than 5 minutes – it’s pure coffee cupcakes heaven in a mug.

If you’re a Chocolate lover then this is the recipe for you. Get ready for a decadent chocolate mug cake crafted for those moments when you crave a fudgy, chocolatey delight. Perfectly suited for those nights when a delectable dessert is a must, this recipe delivers a sumptuous whole cake for one treat in under 5 minutes! It’s like your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe meets the best coffee mug cake! Elevate its richness by sprinkling a handful of chocolate chips for an irresistibly gooey finish.

This quick chocolate mug cake is ideal for single-serving desserts, making it a great option for when you need a sweet fix without the hassle. The rich, chocolatey flavor and soft, gooey texture will leave you wondering how something so simple can be so incredibly delicious. Whether you’re new to baking or an experienced cook, this best chocolate mug cake recipe is foolproof and guaranteed to impress.

Easy 2 minute Chocolate mug cake

For those looking to keep things healthy, we’ve included a variation to turn this into a healthy chocolate mug cake without sacrificing taste. If you’re vegan or gluten-free, don’t worry – we’ve got options for you too! With just a few basic ingredients, you can create a homemade chocolate mug cake that’s tailored to your dietary preferences.

Not only is this chocolate cake in a mug convenient, but it also allows for endless customization. Add a scoop of your favorite ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or sprinkle some chocolate chips on top for an extra indulgent treat. 

No matter how you enjoy it, this simple chocolate mug cake is bound to become a staple in your dessert repertoire. Perfect for a last-minute dessert, a cozy night in, or a quick snack, this 5-minute chocolate mug cake is everything you’ve been looking for and more. Try it today and discover the best single-serving chocolate cake you’ll ever make!

Easy Chocolate mug cake equipment 

To make a coffee cup cake, you’ll need the following equipment:

1. Microwave-Safe Mug: Choose a microwave-safe mug that is large enough to accommodate the cake batter without overflowing during cooking. Alternatively, a large microwave safe soup mug is also great for making the best mug cake! 

2. Measuring Spoons: Use measuring spoons to accurately measure out ingredients like cocoa powder, sugar, and vanilla extract.

3. Mixing Spoon or Fork: A spoon or fork will be used to mix the ingredients together in the mug.

4. Microwave: You’ll need a microwave to cook the mug cake. Ensure it’s clean and in working condition.

5. Optional: Whisk or Small Whisk: While not necessary, a whisk or small whisk can help ensure that the ingredients are well combined and free of lumps before microwaving.

With these basic kitchen tools, you’ll be well-equipped to whip up a delicious coffee cup cake in no time!

Mug cake recipe no egg ingredients 

Indulge in the magic of homemade dessert with our chocolate mug microwave cake recipe! Each ingredient plays a vital role in creating a delightful treat that’s ready in minutes. Let’s break it down:

    1.    All-Purpose Flour: Provides structure and texture to the cake, ensuring it’s light and fluffy.

    2.    Sugar: Adds sweetness to balance the rich cocoa flavor and creates a tender crumb.

    3.    Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: Infuses the cake with deep chocolatey goodness, giving it that irresistible flavor.

    4.    Baking Soda: Acts as a leavening agent, helping the cake rise and become fluffy.

    5.    Salt: Enhances the chocolate flavor and balances the sweetness.

    6.    Milk: Adds moisture and richness to the cake. You can use regular whole milk or opt for a plant-based alternative like soy, rice milk, almond milk, or cashew milk. For a delicious vegan mug cake I prefer soy milk, almond milk or cashew milk to get that delicious rich cake texture. You can also use vanilla flavored plant milk to get extra vanilla flavor in your easy vanilla mug cake.

    7.    Oil: Provides moisture and richness to the cake, resulting in a tender crumb. Choose from canola, avocado, sunflower oil, olive oil or a neutral oil for a subtle flavor.

    8.    Water: Helps to thin out the batter and ensure it cooks evenly in the microwave.

    9.    Vanilla Extract: Enhances the overall flavor of the cake with its warm and aromatic notes. Alternatively, you can use vanilla bean paste to make the best vanilla mug cake recipe. 

With these simple yet flavorful ingredients, you’ll create a chocolate mug microwave cake that’s sure to satisfy your sweet cravings in no time!

Tips and tricks for making the best easy chocolate mug cake recipe 

Discover expert tips and tricks to elevate your coffee cup cake game to the next level! From cooking hacks to creative add-in ideas, these tips will ensure your mug cake turns out perfectly every time. Whether you’re a baking novice or a seasoned pro, these handy tips will help you craft the ultimate coffee cup cake that’s bursting with flavor and ready to satisfy your sweet cravings. Let’s dive in and take your mug cake experience to new heights!

Foolproof mug Tip:

For a foolproof chocolate mug cake experience, opt for a large soup mug to prevent any potential overspill. Not only does it provide ample room for the cake to rise, but it also ensures a perfect, moist texture every time. Plus, don’t hesitate to add your favorite mix-ins like chocolate chips for an extra burst of flavor. Trust us, it’s the little details that make this chocolate mug cake truly delicious! Tip: opt for a larger mug to make sure to avoid spillage as the batter transforms. 

Add-ins: 

Elevate your chocolate mug cake by incorporating delightful mix-ins like pecans, mini marshmallows, and mini chocolate chips. For an extra dose of chocolatey goodness, opt for unsweetened cocoa powder from trusted brands like Hershey’s or try my personal favorite Dutch Cocoa. The combination of these high-quality ingredients will take your mug cake to the next level, ensuring a rich and decadent flavor experience that’s simply irresistible! Get ready for a quick chocolate fix in a single serving of cake that will satisfy all your chocolate cravings.

No-mug Recipe Tip:

Don’t worry if you don’t have a mug on hand – you can still enjoy this delicious chocolate mug cake! Simply use a small to medium-sized Pyrex dish as an alternative cooking vessel. Since the dish may affect the cooking time, keep an eye on the cake and adjust accordingly to ensure it’s perfectly cooked. 

Toppings Tip:

Once done, get creative with toppings like hot fudge, ice cream, and whipped cream for an indulgent treat that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family!

For a decadent finishing touch, try spreading Nutella on top of your chocolate mug cake as a delicious “icing” alternative. 

Baking time: To achieve the perfect texture, aim to cook the cake in the microwave for no longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds. Additionally, feel free to experiment with different types of oil – whether it’s vegetable oil or olive oil, both work equally well in this recipe. With this versatile and indulgent treat, the possibilities are endless, earning it a glowing 10/10 recommendation!

Healthy chocolate mug cake version:

Opt for a healthier twist by substituting 1 1/2 tablespoons of plain unsweetened applesauce in place of canola oil. Additionally, swap out the milk for 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of water to reduce the fat content while maintaining the cake’s moist texture.

Coffee cup cake recipe: the Best Easy Chocolate mug cake recipe 

Craving a quick and delicious chocolate fix? This chocolate mug cake recipe is your go-to solution! In just a few minutes, you can whip up a decadent, single-serving dessert that’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. Using simple ingredients you likely already have in your pantry, this microwave mug cake is incredibly easy to make and irresistibly delicious. Whether you’re treating yourself after a long day or need a last-minute dessert for guests, this chocolate mug cake is sure to impress with its rich flavor and moist texture. Plus, with a healthier variation option, you can enjoy this delightful treat guilt-free!

Coffee cup cake recipe ingredients 

  • ¼ cup (30 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (50 grams) white sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (15 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon (0.6 grams) baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon (0.6 grams) salt
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) milk, regular or plant milk (soy milk, almond milk or cashew milk)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) canola oil, avocado oil or olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) water
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract

How to make Microwave mug cake

1.    Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large microwave-safe mug, mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.

    2.    Add Wet Ingredients: Stir in the milk, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth and all ingredients are well incorporated.

    3.    Microwave: Place the mug in the microwave and cook on high for about 1 minute and 45 seconds, or until the cake is cooked through in the center. Cooking times may vary based on your microwave, so check and adjust as necessary.

Coffee cup cake extra add-ins

Here are some extra add-in ideas to elevate your coffee cup cake:

    1.    Chocolate Chips: Stir in a handful of chocolate chips for a melty, chocolatey surprise with every bite.

    2.    Nuts: Chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts, or almonds add a delightful crunch and nutty flavor to your cake mix mug cake. Alternatively, you can mix in peanut butter for the fastest way to add a nutty crunch and flavor to your coffee mug cake.

    3.    Fruit: Fresh or dried fruit such as berries, bananas, or chopped apples can add sweetness and texture to your coffee cup cake.

    4.    Caramel Swirl: Drizzle caramel sauce into the batter and swirl it with a toothpick for a gooey, caramel-infused treat. It’s like a snickerdoodle mug cake and chocolate cake in one. Yum!

    5.    Cookie Crumbles: Crumble your favorite chocolate chip cookies on top of the batter before microwaving for a fun and delicious twist.

    6.    Spices: Add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice for a cozy, aromatic flavor. It transforms this great recipe into a cinnamon roll mug cake meets chocolate cake deliciousness. 

    7.    Nutella: Dollop Nutella into the center of the batter for a rich and indulgent chocolate-hazelnut surprise.

More delicious mug cake add ins

    8.    Marshmallows: Sprinkle mini marshmallows on top of the batter before microwaving for a gooey, s’mores-inspired treat.

    9.    Coconut Flakes: Toasted coconut flakes add a tropical flair and irresistible crunch to your coffee cup cake.

    10.    Espresso Powder: Enhance the coffee flavor by adding a teaspoon of instant espresso powder for an extra kick of caffeine all coffee lovers will appreciate. A little instant coffee powder is my favorite add-in in this easy dessert. It makes the simple mug cake a chocolate coffee cake wonder of fluffy cake deliciousness.

Get creative and mix and match these add-ins to customize your coffee cup cake just the way you like it!

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Coffee cup cake recipe FAQ

Can I use self-rising flour instead of all-purpose flour?

While self-rising flour contains leavening agents like baking powder and salt, it may alter the texture and rise of the cake. It’s best to stick with all-purpose flour for this recipe.

Can I substitute coconut oil for canola oil?

Yes, you can use coconut oil as a substitute for canola oil. Keep in mind that coconut oil has a distinct flavor, which may impart a subtle coconut taste to the cake.

Milk Variations: Can I use a different type of milk, such as coconut milk or oat milk?

Absolutely! Feel free to use any type of milk you prefer, including coconut milk, oat milk, or even dairy milk. Just keep in mind that different types of milk may slightly alter the flavor and texture of the cake.

Can I omit the sugar or use a sugar substitute?

While sugar adds sweetness and moisture to the cake, you can experiment with reducing the amount of sugar or using a sugar substitute like stevia or erythritol. Keep in mind that this may affect the taste and texture of the final product.

Topping, cooking and more FAQ

Can I add mix-ins like chocolate chips or nuts to the batter?

Absolutely! Adding mix-ins like chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit can enhance the flavor and texture of the cake. Just be sure not to overload the batter, as it may affect the cake’s cooking time and texture.

What can I use as a topping for my coffee cup cake?

Get creative with toppings! You can top your coffee cup cake with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, fresh fruit, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.

How do I know when the cake is done cooking in the microwave?

The cooking time may vary depending on your microwave’s wattage and the size of your mug. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, the cake is ready.

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Easy chocolate mug cake recipe

Craving a quick and delicious chocolate fix? This chocolate mug cake recipe is your go-to solution! In just a few minutes, you can whip up a decadent, single-serving dessert that's perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. Using simple ingredients you likely already have in your pantry, this microwave mug cake is incredibly easy to make and irresistibly delicious. Whether you're treating yourself after a long day or need a last-minute dessert for guests, this chocolate mug cake is sure to impress with its rich flavor and moist texture. Plus, with a healthier variation option, you can enjoy this delightful treat guilt-free!
Course Baking, Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, dessert, easy, snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 mug cake
Calories 600kcal
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Equipment

  • 1 large microwave safe coffee mug or soup mug

Ingredients

Coffee cup cake recipe ingredients

  • ¼ cup (30g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (50g) white sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (15g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • teaspoon (0.6g) baking soda
  • teaspoon (0.6g) salt
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) milk regular or plant milk (soy milk, almond milk or cashew milk)
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) canola oil, avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) water
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract

Instructions

How to make Coffee cup cake recipe Instructions:

  • Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large microwave-safe mug, mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
  • Add Wet Ingredients: Stir in the milk, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth and all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Microwave: Place the mug in the microwave and cook on high for about 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until the cake is cooked through in the center. Cooking times may vary based on your microwave, so check and adjust as necessary.

Notes

Variation:

Healthier Option: For a lighter version, substitute 1 1/2 tablespoons of plain unsweetened applesauce for the canola oil, and replace the milk with 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of water. This will reduce the fat content while still keeping the cake moist and delicious.
 

Coffee cup cake extra add-ins

Here are some extra add-in ideas to elevate your coffee cup cake:
    1.    Chocolate Chips: Stir in a handful of chocolate chips for a melty, chocolatey surprise with every bite.
    2.    Nuts: Chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts, or almonds add a delightful crunch and nutty flavor to your cake mix mug cake. Alternatively, you can mix in peanut butter for the fastest way to add a nutty crunch and flavor to your coffee mug cake.
    3.    Fruit: Fresh or dried fruit such as berries, bananas, or chopped apples can add sweetness and texture to your coffee cup cake.
    4.    Caramel Swirl: Drizzle caramel sauce into the batter and swirl it with a toothpick for a gooey, caramel-infused treat. It’s like a snickerdoodle mug cake and chocolate cake in one. Yum!
    5.    Cookie Crumbles: Crumble your favorite chocolate chip cookies on top of the batter before microwaving for a fun and delicious twist.
    6.    Spices: Add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice for a cozy, aromatic flavor. It transforms this great recipe into a cinnamon roll mug cake meets chocolate cake deliciousness. 
    7.    Nutella: Dollop Nutella into the center of the batter for a rich and indulgent chocolate-hazelnut surprise.
    8.    Marshmallows: Sprinkle mini marshmallows on top of the batter before microwaving for a gooey, s’mores-inspired treat.
    9.    Coconut Flakes: Toasted coconut flakes add a tropical flair and irresistible crunch to your coffee cup cake.
    10.    Espresso Powder: Enhance the coffee flavor by adding a teaspoon of instant espresso powder for an extra kick of caffeine all coffee lovers will appreciate. A little instant coffee powder is my favorite add-in in this easy dessert. It makes the simple mug cake a chocolate coffee cake wonder of fluffy cake deliciousness.

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