Do we really need a reason to eat chocolate? This Chocolate Mug Cake is by far one of the best you'll ever taste! All that's needed is a few tablespoons of cake mix and a mug, and you'll be on your way to happy town in a matter of minutes. Easy? You bet it is!
Chocolate Mug Cake will become your new guilty pleasure.
Table of contents
- WHY YOU'LL LOVE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
- WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
- HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
- CAN I ADD SPRINKLES TO THIS?
- WILL CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE BAKE WITH NUTS OR FRUIT?
- WILL THIS WORK WITH VEGAN CAKE MIX?
- DO I HAVE TO USE BOX CAKE MIX?
- CAN I PREPARE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE IN A TOASTER OVEN?
- HOW LONG DO YOU MICROWAVE MUG CAKE FOR?
- ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY
In less time than it takes to prepare your morning latte, you can enjoy a cup of this sugary delight in 5 minutes flat!
Which is good on those lazy days in.
Or for days when you're feeling a bit anti-social.
Chocolate Mug Cake is a quick pick-me-up that can be prepared with any flavored cake mix.
So, if you're in the mood for triple chocolate fudge, german chocolate, or super moist oreo funfetti, quickly pop this in the microwave and dive in!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
- Super easy to make
I will admit that I make these on regular, stay-at-home days.
And do so with zero guilt.
That's because I use various chocolate cake blends, from plant-based to sugar heaven.
And depending on the type of day I've had (or the days leading to it), I'll add in a creamy frosting to top it off.
I'm always on the hunt for easy, everyday treats.
So, when I need to whip up something on a dime, chocolate mug cake comes to the rescue.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
- Cake mix
- Microwave-safe mug
- Cake frosting
Plus, be sure to have a small mixing bowl, whisker, microwave, and heat-resistant gloves.
Mug cake was an accidental discovery.
In my first attempts at making Chocolate Candy Cane Cake Cookies, I absent-mindedly tossed my triple chocolate cake mix in the microwave instead of my semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Interesting enough, when I pulled it out and tried it, the cake was delicious!
And after removing the eggs and butter, I noticed it was a treat that could stand on its own.
Sometimes accidents do have a happy ending.
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
You will not have to worry about forgetting steps here, as this mug cake only requires three (3) steps.
- With a small, microwavable bowl, mix your box cake mix and water together until it becomes smooth.
- Next, pour the mixture into a microwave-safe mug and place it inside the microwave for no more than two (2) minutes.
- Once done, use your heat-resistant gloves to remove the mug from the microwave and set it aside to cool.
If you'd like to add icing, you can either spread it on with a knife or use a small piping bag so that you don't accidentally burn your hands on the mug.
CAN I ADD SPRINKLES TO THIS?
Yes, of course! You can top your cake with sprinkles, nuts, buttercream, fruit, or frosting!
WILL CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE BAKE WITH NUTS OR FRUIT?
It depends on the type of cake mix that you are using. It is best to follow the instructions on the box to ensure the best outcome. However, you can add half of a handful of walnuts without much worry.
If you'd like to add fruit, say for a blueberry or strawberry cake, then I'd take half a handful and cut it in half once more. Grind down one part for a liquid syrup you can add to the mix and use the other half to toss in.
WILL THIS WORK WITH VEGAN CAKE MIX?
Again, it depends on the type of vegan cake mix used. It is best to follow the instructions on your box, but I have used this with my own prepared vegan mix without any issues.
DO I HAVE TO USE BOX CAKE MIX?
Nope! You can create your own cake mix and follow the same process. Just be sure to pay close attention to mixtures with milk, eggs, and other dairy ingredients because you may need additional steps to bake them thoroughly.
CAN I PREPARE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE IN A TOASTER OVEN?
You can, but ensure that your mug is oven safe so that it does not crack or break during the process.
HOW LONG DO YOU MICROWAVE MUG CAKE FOR?
All microwaves and cake mixes are different, so we highly suggest that you stick with a 1-minute interval cook time and cook until the cake finishes.
Also, please try not to fill your mugs to the top. Over-filling your mugs can cause the ingredients to spill over the top, creating a mess for an otherwise simple dessert. If using a standard, 12-ounce mug, then be sure to leave ¼ of the cup empty so that the cake has space to rise. Anything smaller than this, I suggest leaving half the mug empty.
ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY
- CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CAKE
- CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD
- RED VELVET HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS
- NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE
- CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE CAKE COOKIES