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