I got a delicious update to one of our family’s favorite recipes. I almost have it memorized, and have even considered making it artwork in our kitchen. This is by far not the prettiest looking dessert, but what it lacks in eye appeal it makes up in deliciousness – so here’s a picture of one of my favorite mugs!

Last month we visited my family in Florida, and after an amazing steak dinner we were all jonesing for a dessert about an hour later. I know this started as a dessert food blog, but more often than not we skip dessert at most meals unless it’s a special occasion.

Luckily my brother and sister in law had some very basic ingredients on hand for this super simple, and oh so tasty dessert that is perfect in summer when you want to skip the oven, or whenever you need a quick chocolate fix.

Dave tweaked the original recipe to accommodate the ingredients on hand. The result was a fluffier and more chocolatey tasting mug cake, that used less flour and subbed in brown sugar for white. We used regular milk in our recipe, and my sister in law used almond milk. The original recipe posted FIVE years ago (!) is still really awesome, but I think you’ll enjoy this one too.

Make it your own by adding some nuts, berries, fresh fruit, crushed candy bar, marshmallows etc. It tasted awesome with some leftover ice cream on top!

Alas, chocolate mug cake still doesn’t photograph well (try a spicy chocolate mug cake?). Guess I’ll need to try it again!

Updated: Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
 
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One moist mug of cakey goodness, easily shared or devoured by one. Enjoy with additional toppings such as ice cream, crushed candy, or hot fudge.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 egg (break yolk with fork)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons milk (dairy free substitutes work fine too)
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce OR canola/vegetable oil (butter is cool too)
  • Tiny pinch of salt
  • Splash of vanilla or other flavoring (coffee, peppermint, cinnamon, almond)
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (or goji berries, nuts, crushed candy bar)
Instructions
  1. Measure the ingredients into an oversized coffee cup (or microwave safe).
  2. Mix until lumps disappear.
  3. Cook time varies: Stir and cook in 30 second intervals until it begins to set. Then cook for another 30 seconds.
  4. Enough to share!

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