Chocolate mug cake in the microwave: quick, easy and perfect

A mug It is a cup that is somewhat wider and larger than the cups we use for coffee and, unlike cups, the mugs They do not have a saucer. A mug cakeTherefore, it is a cake made in a cup. Cakes of this type began to be cooked in the 18th century when cups sometimes replaced molds to make cakes. Three centuries later, the idea resurfaces but with the addition of cooking it in the microwave and thus reducing the cooking time. The sum of the two ideas makes this dessert, in addition to being popular, fast and convenient.

When making a mug cake We can mix the ingredients in the same cup, although we have mixed them in a separate bowl to ensure that the cup was not filled more than three-quarters of its capacity. If you choose to make the entire mixture in the same cup, choose the largest one you have.

To do this mug cake You won’t even have to use the scale since Measurements are in tablespoons.

Finally, before delving into the recipe, mention that the mug cakes They can be made sweet or savory. For this recipe, we have chosen the chocolate one and as a presentation suggestion, we advise you to accompany it with some custard or ice cream to achieve a delicious snack. Yes indeed, he mug cake should be tasted freshly made because it tends to harden over time.

Recipe information

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 3 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes
  • Rations: 1
  • Category: dessert
  • Type of cuisine: American
  • Calories per serving (kcal): 675

Ingredients for chocolate mug cake for 1 person

  • 4 tablespoons of flour (40 g)
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar (40 g)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (10 g)
  • 1 pinch of flaked salt
  • Half a teaspoon of chemical booster
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips (optional)

Microwave chocolate mug cake ingredientsSofia de la Torre

Necessary utensils

  • A large mug with a handle (mug)

How to make chocolate mug cake in the microwave

In a bowl, mix 4 level tablespoons of flour (about 40 g), 4 level tablespoons of sugar (40 g), 2 level tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder (10 g), 1 pinch of flaked salt and half a teaspoon of impeller. chemical.

Add dried chocolate mug cake in microwaveSofia de la Torre

We sift the dry ingredients before adding the liquid ingredients, passing them through a sieve. This step is not essential, but if they are sifted we ensure that we will not find lumps in the cake.

Sifting dried chocolate mug cake in microwaveSofia de la Torre

Next, we add the liquid ingredients: 1 egg, 3 tablespoons of milk and 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil.

Add chocolate mug cake liquids in the microwaveSofia de la Torre

We beat all the ingredients well with a whisk and add, optionally, half a tablespoon of chocolate chips. We reserve the other half tablespoon of chocolate chips to put on the mug cake fresh out of the microwave.

Add chocolate mug cake chips in the microwaveSofia de la Torre

Pour the mixture into a large cup and fill it three-quarters full. We put the cup in the microwave at maximum power for 3 minutes. Don’t worry if you see that the cake begins to grow and extend beyond the limits of the cup, it is normal.

Chocolate mug cake pour into cup in microwaveSofia de la Torre

Freshly out of the microwave, we put the chocolate chips that we had reserved on top of the mug cake, these will melt and serve as a sauce for the cake.

Chocolate mug cake in microwave close up photoSofia de la Torre

We serve the mug cake recently made. To accompany it, we can add ice cream or custard.

Photo inside chocolate mug cake in microwaveSofia de la Torre

Easy Preparation Summary

  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. We sift the dry ingredients
  3. We add the liquid ingredients
  4. We beat all the ingredients and optionally add half of the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the mixture into the cup and microwave it at maximum power for 3 minutes.
  6. We take the cup out of the microwave and add the rest of the chocolate chips.
  7. We serve the freshly made mug cake