Chocolate Mug Cake In Microwave

CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE IN MICROWAVE

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If you are anything like me, you always want something sweet for dessert. I have to tell you, this chocolate mug cake is the solution! It is extremely easy to make and only takes 90 seconds to cook in the microwave. If you need a quick chocolate fix, this is the recipe for you! It’s a single-serving mug cake which means you can whip it up whenever a chocolate craving hits. 

Also, this mug cake recipe uses simple ingredients that you most likely have on hand. There are no eggs in this recipe, no oven is needed, and I have lightened it up. Just combine the ingredients, cook the cake in the microwave, and enjoy! It is perfectly light, fluffy, and airy.

What Is Mug Cake?

Mug cake is a single serving cake that is made in a mug or small ramekin. It is an easy dessert that is perfect when you don’t want to make an entire cake. The ingredients can be easily combined and the batter can be poured into a mug. Also, mug cakes are often cooked in the microwave. We have made a delicious and quick chocolate mug cake!

Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Why You Will Love Chocolate Mug Cake

  • This mug cake is packed with chocolate flavor!
  • It is easy to make and cooks quickly in the microwave.
  • There are no eggs in this recipe and no oven is needed.
  • You can make this single-serving mug cake whenever a chocolate craving hits!

Ingredients For Chocolate Mug Cake

  • Flour: Is in the batter.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: Gives the mug cake chocolate flavor.
  • Sweetener of Choice: Use monk fruit or sugar in this recipe.
  • Baking Powder: It helps the mug cake rise.
  • Salt: Just a pinch in this recipe.
  • Applesauce: It is used in place of oil to lighten up this mug cake.
  • Unsweetened almond milk: Or use your milk of choice.
  • Vanilla Extract: It is added to the batter.
  • Chocolate Chips: We recommend using mini chocolate chips for an evenly dispersed chocolate flavor.

How To Make Chocolate Mug Cake

Ingredients For Chocolate Mug Cake

This chocolate mug cake is easy to make! First, add the flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar or monk fruit, baking powder, and a pinch of salt to a bowl.

Easy Mug Cake

Thoroughly combine these ingredients.

Microwave Mug Cake

Then, add the applesauce, unsweetened almond milk, and vanilla extract to the bowl. Thoroughly mix all of the ingredients together. After that, lightly fold the chocolate chips into the batter.

Next, lightly spray a microwave-safe ramekin or mug with oil. Then, pour the mug cake batter into the ramekin or mug.

Mug Cake Recipe

After that, microwave the chocolate mug cake and enjoy!

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

How Long To Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

This chocolate mug cake is cooked in the microwave. This mug cake should be placed in the microwave for about 90 seconds on high, depending on your microwave. This chocolate mug cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake and isn’t gooey inside.

Mug Cake Toppings

This chocolate mug cake is delicious on its own. However, for an extra treat, we love to add light vanilla ice cream or light whipped cream on top. Our favorite whipped cream is Cocowhip because it is dairy-free, lightened up, and has a slight coconut flavor.

Is Mug Cake Healthy?

This chocolate mug cake recipe is lightened up. We have used unsweetened cocoa powder and unsweetened applesauce in this recipe. Also, we used unsweetened vanilla almond milk in place of regular milk.

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CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE IN MICROWAVE

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 6 votes
Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Calories

162

kcal

This chocolate mug cake recipe is easy to make and only takes 90 seconds to cook in the microwave!

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Ingredients

  • 3 TBSP flour

  • 2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3 TBSP monk fruit or sugar

  • 1/2 TSP baking powder

  • pinch of salt

  • 2 TBSP unsweetened applesauce

  • 3 TBSP unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/2 TSP vanilla extract

  • 1 ⅜ TSP mini chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a bowl, thoroughly combine the flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar or monk fruit, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
  • Then, add the applesauce, unsweetened almond milk, and vanilla extract to the bowl. Thoroughly mix all of the ingredients together and make sure there are no lumps in the batter.
  • Lightly fold the chocolate chips into the batter. Optional: Add half of the chocolate chips to the batter and the rest on top before microwaving the cake.
  • Lightly spray a microwave-safe ramekin or mug with oil. Then, pour the mug cake batter into the ramekin or mug. Microwave the chocolate mug cake for 90 seconds on high. Optional: Top with light whipped cream and enjoy!

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Notes

  • This recipe makes one chocolate mug cake.
  • WW Points™: 4 points  *if you use a sugar-free sweetener
  • To see your WW Points™ in the WW app for this recipe click here! Or, please manually add the ingredients to the recipe builder.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories162
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 3.7g 5%
    • Saturated Fat 1.8g 5%
  • Cholesterol 1mg 1%
  • Sodium 196mg 9%
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
    • Dietary Fiber 4.8g 16%
    • Sugars 6.3g
  • Protein 4.8g 8%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    2 Comments

    1. Hi thank you for all the great recipes just found your site ,I was wondering could I use 1 percent or 2 percent milk not a fan of the almound milk etc.tks again peggy
      Would the pts be the same

      • Hi Peggy, you can absolutely use 1 or 2 percent milk in this recipe. The reason we used almond milk is because it is low in points. You can’t taste it in this recipe. However, if you want to use regular milk I would recommend using 1 percent milk or non-fat milk as the points will be lower than 2 percent. I believe it adds 1 point to the recipe but I would recommend changing it in the app for the milk that you used so the points are correct for you. I hope this helps and you enjoy the mug cake!

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