Microwave mug cake just got even easier with this handy homemade hot chocolate mug cake mix you can make ahead of time. Stir it together, store it in a jar, and have it handy when you need a single serve 2 minute cake. This is so easy that my 7 year old has started making hot chocolate mug cakes all the time.
Easy Chocolate Mug Cake
The homemade mug cake mix would also make a fabulous gift idea for teachers, friends, and those hard-to-buy-for relatives. I love to give this as a gift with a themed mug.
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OK, let’s make this homemade mug cake mix…it is easy!
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Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe Ingredients
If you aren’t planning on making a bunch of mug cakes immediately, you will need an airtight container to store the mug cake mix for future use.
I love using a canning jar which you can leave out on the kitchen counter for a quick mug cake emergency!
Chocolate Mug Cake (No Egg) Variations
When I want something extra decadent, I’ll add chocolate chips or mini marshmallows to the dry ingredients to make an extra sweet treat.
Adding mini marshmallows to chocolate cake will give it a hot cocoa mix kind of feel, perfect for the holiday season.
Don’t like frosting? That’s fine, you can drizzle some chocolate syrup or chocolate sauce over it or eat it with a scoop of ice cream… or both. It’s the perfect way to enjoy this delicious hot cocoa mug cake recipe.
- One Box of Angel Food Cake
- One Box of Brownie Mix
- One-half cup of coco powder
MIX ALL OF THE DRY INGREDIENTS TOGETHER AND STORE THE DRY MIX. WE USE TWO QUART MASON JARS TO STORE THE MIX.
WHEN READY TO USE, SPRAY A MUG WITH OIL. ADD 1/8 CUP OF WATER TO THE MUG AND 1/4 CUP OF THE DRY MIX. STIR WELL. MICROWAVE IT FOR 1 MINUTE. LET IT SIT FOR ONE MINUTE AFTER YOU PULL IT OUT OF THE MICROWAVE.
AFTER THE MINUTE IS UP, RUN A KNIFE AROUND THE CAKE IN THE MUG AND TURN OUT ONTO A PLATE
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 16Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
***Nutrition information is done by a third party and isn't always accurate.
Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake: How to Make Dry Mix
Mix all of the dry ingredients together and store the dry mix.
How to make a Chocolate Mug Cake
When ready to use, spray a mug with oil.
Add 1/8 cup of water to the mug and 1/4 cup of the dry mix.
Microwave it for 1 minute.
Let it sit for one minute after you pull it out of the microwave.
How to serve Chocolate Cake in a Mug
After the minute is up, run a knife around the cake in the mug and turn out onto a plate.
Sprinkle with icing sugar or whipped cream for an instant “frosting”.
How we use hot chocolate microwave mug cake in our home
My mother surprised me with a handcrafted tea set from Poland.
I have teacups from around the world, this was such a special gift to me and my girls!
What a better way to celebrate a warm afternoon (love Texas weather) than by having a hot chocolate party to christen in our tea set, together.
We decided chocolate mug cakes would be the perfect thing to help us celebrate.
This recipe is so easy that my 7 year old made these!
The cakes will be shaped differently depending on the size and shape of the mug.
I think my girls are developing a love of chocolate and “parties” too!
Happy chocolate cake tea party! I can’t way to do this again. Next time, maybe we’ll dress up and have a fancy tea party!
Easy Chocolate Mug Cake FAQs
Yes, microwave mug cakes are generally safe to consume. Check the mug for any cracks or chips before microwaving, as this can lead to breaks in the vessel and potential food contamination.
Overcooking your mug cake is the most common reason you have a rubbery texture in your cake. Another reason why your mug cake might have a rubbery texture is that the ingredients were not measured correctly or that substitutions were made.
We don’t recommend substituting hot chocolate powder for cocoa powder in this mug cake recipe, but you can attempt it. Most brands of hot chocolate contain additional sugar or ingredients not found in cocoa powder, so check the label and reduce the amount of additional sugar in the recipe (which is hard to do and can result in a less then perfect result).
More easy dessert recipes from Kids Activities Blog
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- How about banana bread in a mug?
- Your kids will go crazy for these DIY hot chocolate bombs!
What is your favorite mug cake? Do you have plenty of mug cake mix on hand?