How to make coffee cup chocolate cake!

For chocolate lovers, a chocolate craving can hit at any time of the day or night, and there isn't always something available to satisfy that craving. If you keep a few standard baking supplies and a coffee mug at hand, you can whip up a chocolate cake in five to 10 minutes using your microwave. You can also make vegan and low-fat versions of the cake.

Things You'll Need

  • Small bowl
  • Large microwave-safe coffee mug
  • Fork or spoon
  • 1/2 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, optional
  • 1/4 cup water, milk or nondairy milk
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/4 tsp. flavoring extract -- vanilla, almond or mint
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. chocolate or white chocolate chips

Instructions

    • 1

      Mix the vinegar and baking soda in a small bowl. Set aside.

    • 2

      Measure the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon, if using, into the coffee mug and stir together.

    • 3

      Add the liquid, oil and flavoring extract to the mug and stir just until everything is incorporated.

    • 4

      Mix the chocolate chips into the cake batter, if using. Add the vinegar and baking soda mixture to the mug and fold into the batter.

    • 5

      Microwave the mug at 60 percent power for two minutes. Check the cake after two minutes; if the top appears shiny and jiggly, microwave another minute. Let the cake cool in the microwave for two minutes. Dump the cake out onto a plate or eat it straight from the mug.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add 1 tbsp. chopped nuts, shredded coconut or both for additional flavor and texture.
  • Substitute coffee for the water or milk for a mocha-flavored cake.
  • Substitute plain low-fat yogurt, sour cream or applesauce for the oil for a low-fat version.
  • Replace up to half the flour with whole-wheat flour.
Related Searches

References

You May Also Like

Related Ads

View Blog Post

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Recent Blog Posts
How to Make Vegan Eggnog
by Ashlae Warner

I still remember the first time I tried eggnog. I loved it so much I could have guzzled the whole carton, until my mom informed me – mid chug – that it was made with raw eggs. To say I … (read more)

Make-Ahead Cinnamon Roll French Toast Breakfast Bake
by Shaina Olmanson

A recipe for an overnight french toast breakfast bake that will remind you of warm cinnamon rolls, but requires almost no effort. Christmas morning around my house always starts with one kid. Usually it is my youngest daughter. She sneaks … (read more)

See all posts