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BNF “Emergency” Chocolate Mug Cake

Some of you might have seen my molten chocolate lava cake recipe a few weeks ago. I’ve received many positive feedbacks on how their cakes are finally flowing. Two thumbs-up if you are one of them! But alas, I realized not everyone has an oven readily available (i.e my sis) and what happens if you have the sudden urge to have some chocolate cake?? So, I’ve done some extensive research on substitute for ovens and guess what, the next best baking tool is microwave! Yeah, I’m actually not a big fan of using microwave, it’s just not me. I’m more of an oven person (haha, if that makes any sense). But trust me, this recipe works so beautifully using the microwave and best of all, you will be able to savor your mug cake in less than 2 minutes! Although there is no “molten” effect, the end product is moist, gooey and oh-so-mmm (see above pic). I’ve given an upgrade to the standard recipe by adding in 2 extra ingredients*!
 

Ingredients:
1 large egg
2 tbsp white granulated sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 tbsp (28 g) butter – melted
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp nutella*
3 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips*
2 tbsp all-purpose / plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp milk
Confectioners’ / icing sugar for dusting (optional)
2 of your favorite coffee / tea mugs

Serves 2 (Increase the ingredients amount accordingly for multiple servings.)

Recipe inspired by: Dishin with Di

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Coffee mug I got for my hubby 3 years ago :-).

Coffee mug I got for my hubby 3 years ago :-). Stressed ↔ Desserts

 

In a medium sized bowl, add in the egg, sugar, salt, vanilla, vegetable oil and melted butter and mix thoroughly with a rubber spatula or whisk, until combined.

Mix until combined.

Mix until combined.

 

Sieve the cocoa powder in and add the nutella, milk and mix again.

Sieving the cocoa powder gets rid of lumps and makes it easier to combine the mixture.

Sieving the cocoa powder gets rid of lumps and makes it easier to combine the mixture.

 

One spoon for each cup :-P.

One spoon for each cup :-P.

 

Moistening the mixture with milk.

Moisten the mixture with milk.

Into a small bowl, sift the flour and baking powder. Add flour mixture and chocolate chips into the batter and mix until the flour has dissolved.

Pour the batter into 2 mugs, filling them halfway. Put the mugs in the microwave. If you want to prevent any spillage in your microwave, put the mugs on a microwave safe dish. Cook on High for about 1 minute 30 seconds (different microwaves vary, so use your eyes to judge). The batter will rise up over the top of the mug and then collapse. I like my mug cake moist so the above timing is just right to achieve that consistency.

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See you in a bit!

See you in a bit!

Remove the hot mugs from the microwave (use a mitten, just to be safe) and let it rest for 1 minute before eating. Lightly dust the top of the cake with confectioners’ sugar, or just eat it straight.

You could also top it with your favorite berries.

You could also add in your favorite berries.

Top with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup or whipped cream for an added omph! Yum! I hope you’ll enjoy this delicious “Emergency” Chocolate Mug Cake!

I added a scoop of my homemade vanilla ice-cream and cocoa powder...the cold and warm combination is out of this world!

I added a scoop of my home-made vanilla ice-cream and cocoa powder…the warm and cold combination is out of this world!

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Rachelle

Rachelle

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Bear is my moniker. Naked is how I like my feet to look. Food is something I live to eat (alot). A food recipe blog that makes sense.
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Bear is my moniker. Naked is how I like my feet to look. Food is something I live to eat (alot). A food recipe blog that makes sense.

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