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Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Ahh…nothing like coming home, after a day of training at my new job, to find my husband making dinner for me. 🙂 He is so wonderful and it was such a welcome treat. After resting for a bit (my feet hurt!) I decided to make us both a little dessert. Nothing says comfort and what a good day, than chocolate cake. BUT I didn’t want to bake a whole big cake and heat up the apartment, with the stove. So, in comes my handy Chocolate Cake in a Mug recipe, to save the day. This simple, two person recipe is great for a quick dessert and can be ready in less than 10 minutes. The trick is that this cake is microwaved! 🙂

Chocolate Cake in a Mug 🙂


3 tablespoons of butter

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons of cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

dash of salt

1 egg

3 tablespoons of milk

dash of vanilla extract

Chocolate Chips


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (minus chocolate chips)
  3. In two 8 oz mugs (regular coffee mugs), pour about half the batter (quarter of the batter in each mug)
  4. Sprinkle half of the chocolate chips, into each mug.
  5. Cover chocolate chips, with the remaining batter
  6. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  7. Microwave, on high, each mug (separately) for 1 1/2 minutes. The cake will rise but still look shiny on the top.
  8. Let chocolate cake cool a bit (steam will be escaping) before eating or you will burn your mouth 🙂




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