Are you looking for a dessert that is really fast and easy to make? This recipe is so FAST and easy it is ridiculous. It is a perfect solution for the times when you can't pick up a gluten free or allergy free dessert. It literally takes 2 minutes of prep and 3 and minutes to bake in the microwave. The result produces an incredible extremely moist mini portion of chocolate heaven. If you are not gluten free, you can make it with regular cake flour ( not self rising).
Nothing could be faster than this little sinfully delicious chocolate cake that you microwave right in the mug. It makes one very big overly generous portion or is enough for two or three normal eaters.( This cake is very chocolaty and dense) However, you can make a chocolate cake, banana cake, applesauce cake or carrot cake. You name it, and you can be as creative as you like right there in your mug because the recipe is adaptable.
You can add cinnamon and sugar before baking, add chocolate chips or walnuts, omit the cocoa or top with whipped cream and raspberries after baking. No matter what you decide, this recipe is just plain fun to make. And it is a great activity to do with kids.
It is hard to believe that you can bake a delicious mini cake in only 3 minutes in the microwave. I don't usually like to use the microwave, but I figure 3 minutes.. what the heck
It can be made without eggs, milk, or nuts! It can be made allergy free and is absolutely delicious.
My cousin Madelyn told me about her friend who just found out that her young son is allergic to eggs. Never having baked without eggs , her friend wanted to find some easy eggless baking recipes. When I came across this one, the first person I thought of was Madelyn. So, Madelyn, this recipe is for your friend. The second person I thought of was my friend Elise, who bakes allergy free for her girls.. so enjoy ...It can't get much easier than this.
Ingredients for microwave chocolate cake in a mug ( Scroll down for other cakes)
4 Tablespoons coconut flour ( or if you are not gluten free use regular cake flour but not self rising)
1 Tablespoon sugar ( or more if you like it sweet) or substitute 2 T maple syrup
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 banana, mashed
3 Tablespoons lite coconut milk ( or any milk or milk substitute)
1 Tablespoon olive oil ( or any oil)
2 Tablespoons chocolate chips
1 Microwave safe mug
Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon and cocoa in a mug
Add mashed banana and mix well
Add lite coconut milk and olive oil and mix well
Mix in chocolate chips
Put in microwave for 3 minutes on maximum power (1000watt)
Remove from microwave and set mug on plate to cool for about 5 minutes
Tip contents out of mug onto saucer and enjoy ( with whipped cream )
***Results can vary depending on the strength of your microwave. You may have to experiment with the time.It is a moist cake so it won't become real dry. .
(If you are not gluten free and don’t have any cake flour handy, use 3 1/2 tbsp of flour and 1/2 tbsp corn starch..)
|Mix ingredients in a mug according to directions|
|Microwave in mug for 3 minutes and allow to cool for a few minutes|
|I made a few varieties|
NOT Gluten Free? : If you are not gluten free and have no allergy concerns, here is the original recipe
Original Recipe before I modified it to be gluten free and allergy free
4T cake flour ( not self rising)
2 T sugar ( or more if you like it sweet)
2 T cocoa
3 T milk
3 T oil
splash of vanilla
3 T choc chips
Add dry ingredients to microwavable mug and mix well with fork. Add egg and mix well. Pour in milk, oil, and vanilla and chips. Mix well and put mug in microwave for 3 minutes. Remove , allow to cool a little, and tip onto plate .
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