5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

This fudgy and comforting individual mug cake will be ready in no time to satisfy your sweet tooth.

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

My chocolate cravings are the strangest thing. They can occur at the completely unexpected moments – first thing in the morning, in the middle of the night, during business meetings, while doing yoga, or in the middle of an ugly cry. Luckily, though, it’s usually nothing that this quick chocolate mug cake can’t fix.

The cake

This spongy cake has a perfect chocolate flavor, and its secret lies in slightly under-cooking it, which yields a lava cake with gooey molten spots all around. Not only is it delicious, but it’s incredibly quick and easy to make. It takes minimal preparation, and no oven preheating is needed; instead, it’s cooked in the microwave.

Don’t stop reading just because I said microwave.

I’ll be the first to agree that microwave cakes usually aren’t that tasty, so it was a challenge for me to come up with a recipe that actually works. I use melted chocolate and butter which, in my opinion, yield better results than most other recipes that call for cocoa powder.

What’s really gonna make or break this cake for you is the cooking duration and heat level. Microwave heat is strong and uneven, so it’s not always easy to know when the cake is done and not overbaked. If your microwave is one of those that gets really hot or uneven, start with microwaving the cake for less than the one minute suggested in the recipe.

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

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  • 5-Ingredient Individual Apple Crumble
  • Peanut Butter Fudge

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