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


    • 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


You May Also Like

Related Ads

Related Searches
Read Article

How to Make Crock-Pot Irish Stew

Recent Blog Posts
Chocolate Mousse Cakes for the New Year
by Ashlae Warner

New Years Eve has always been one of my favorite holidays. Not only does it serve as the perfect excuse to buy a new dress and let someone else paint your nails for once, but it also provides great reason … Read more

Slow Cooker White Bean Beer and Ham Soup
by Jackie Dodd

Maybe you had ham for Christmas. Maybe you’re that person. I am, sometimes. Unless I want to make a turkey. Or pot roast. But ham is a great holiday offering. The only problem is how much you have left over. … Read more

See all posts