Chocolate Mug Cake Recipes

A cake for one or just something that will cheer the day up? Make the day successful with an easy chocolate cake in a mug!

Once some dives into the world of cooking and tastes the first bites of defeat, their real character shines through the smoke of failure. Established feudal orders in the kitchen are essential for successful day to day operations in the long term but not everybody is born to be a queen.

Those with the satisfactory self-knowledge about themselves admit their shortcomings and renounce their rights for the territory to higher beings capable of ruling the landscape.

Can perseverance make chocolate mug cakes?

Others, who aren’t so self-conscious, believe in democratic values or simply can’t accept defeat of any kind, may get steaming angry at such proposals and insist of shared responsibilities with collaborative duties. Once the steam is gone though, such systems deflate considerably like sponge cakes that lack substance, leaving behind a withered base that is not capable of carrying anything to perfection.

Admitting failure doesn’t equal defeat. It means, we are willing to do what it takes to make things perfect. It shows our willingness for change to achieve success. Without recognizing failure, we can’t change the path that led to it.

Repeating the same thing over and over again won’t magically yield different outcomes. If the results are good, then we have nothing to worry about though. As on the flip side of consecutive failures, there are the three starred successes that appreciates the ability for repetition.

Resilience is a tool that we need to learn how to apply during our daily tasks as well as we have to learn how eggs behave through different processing methods. We have to have the ability to recognize when to stop beating the egg whites if they refuse to thicken and reflect on our actions of adding vanilla and honey to it beforehand not as deterring force from future experiments but as something we have learnt from.

Do chocolate mug cakes require a gift to make?

Of course, there are those who understand little from the power struggle, let alone kitchen life survival tactics because they were simply born to be above us all. Those are the chosen ones who don’t have a clue about that entering the kitchen could be like stepping in a war zone or bottomless chasm protected by a Balrog.

People, who find peace along the chaos of the kitchen counter, are able to create harmony effortlessly from the colorful flavors of the ingredients.

Unfortunately though, those who never experienced a collapse of a sponge cake or failed puffing up a pita bread, will never understand the success of making as simple things as a mug cake.

Does chocolate mug cake need resilience?

Chocolate mug cakes aren’t famous for their complexities nor their beauty in the dessert realm, yet like people can find beauty in all sizes and shapes, we can find company and pass our times with mug cakes too.

Although mug cakes sound like they are only good for one-night stands, in reality we can build a lasting relationship with them based on mutual respect and understanding. Once we lay down the ground rules and more importantly articulate the limits of our capabilities, we can count on each other and expect only the best from each other.

For example, we can happily serve two people with them, or with a stretch even a small three-persons family once in a while, but once we step over the capabilities of our microwave, we are better off baking a proper cake in the oven.

Not like we couldn’t pack full our oven with the countless mugs, collected during the years but rather because cleaning those things once a cake was baked in them is a pain, reserved for those who are not willing to learn from their mistakes, doomed forever crawl at the bottom of the kitchen’s food chain.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Egg-less

  • ¼ cup / 40g Flour
  • 2 tablespoon / 10g Cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon / 1g Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon / 1g Baking powder
  • ¼ cup / 60ml Milk
  • 2 tablespoons / 30ml Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice

Baking powder-less

  • ¼ cup / 40g Flour
  • 2 tablespoon / 10g Cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon / 1g Salt
  • ¼ cup / 60ml Milk
  • 2 tablespoons / 30ml Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice
  • 1 Egg

Flour-less

  • 1 Banana (ripe) swap for favorite sweetener on keto
  • 2 tablespoons Nut flour or nut butter (Almond flour, peanut butter…)
  • 2 tablespoon / 10g Cocoa powder
  • 1 Egg

How to make Chocolate mug cake

Egg-less

  1. In a preferably microwavable mug add flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Add milk, oil and sweetener of choice.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Mix everything together until smooth. Mind to scrape the side of the mug several times.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  4. Put the mug into microwave oven for 60 – 120 seconds depending on the power level used. Use a smaller mug when making this cake first time. Once the cake is poking out of the mug, we can take a note of the time needed for it next time.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. With baking powder only we get an airy, crumbly texture.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  6. It keeps as well as any cake but it will shrink in size.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

Baking powder-less

  1. In a preferably microwavable mug add flour, cocoa powder and salt.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Add milk, oil and sweetener of choice and egg.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Mix everything together until smooth. Mind to scrape the side of the mug several times.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  4. Put the mug into microwave oven for 60 – 120 seconds depending on the power level used. Use a smaller mug when making this cake first time. Once the cake is poking out of the mug, we can take a note of the time needed for it next time.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. It’s denser and chewier than the cake with baking powder and it gets heavier over time. Enjoy right away or keep it in the fridge.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

 

Flour-less

  1. Add the banana, nut flour or nut butter and cocoa powder into a mug.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Mix it together and enjoy right away.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Or mix in an egg.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  4. Put the mug into microwave oven for 60 – 120 seconds depending on the power level used. Use a smaller mug when making this cake first time. Once the cake is poking out of the mug, we can take a note of the time needed for it next time.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. It is denser and chewier than crumbly and airy but lovely cake for 5 minutes of work non the less.Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

Mug Cake Recipe

A cake for one or just something that will cheer the day up? Make the day successful with an easy chocolate cake in a mug!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Paleo, Sugar free recipe
Servings 1
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Egg-less
  • ¼ cup / 40g Flour
  • 2 tablespoon / 10g Cocoa powder
  • teaspoon / 1g Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon / 1g Baking powder
  • ¼ cup / 60ml Milk
  • 2 tablespoons / 30ml Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice
Baking powder-less
  • ¼ cup / 40g Flour
  • 2 tablespoon / 10g Cocoa powder
  • teaspoon / 1g Salt
  • ¼ cup / 60ml Milk
  • 2 tablespoons / 30ml Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice
  • 1 Egg
Flour-less
  • 1 Banana ripe swap for favorite sweetener on keto
  • 2 tablespoons Nut flour or nut butter Almond flour, peanut butter...
  • 2 tablespoon / 10g Cocoa powder
  • 1 Egg

Instructions

Egg-less

  • In a preferably microwavable mug add flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Add milk, oil and sweetener of choice.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Mix everything together until smooth. Mind to scrape the side of the mug several times.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Put the mug into microwave oven for 60 - 120 seconds depending on the power level used. Use a smaller mug when making this cake first time. Once the cake is poking out of the mug, we can take a note of the time needed for it next time.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • With baking powder only we get an airy, crumbly texture.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • It keeps as well as any cake but it will shrink in size.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

Baking powder-less

  • In a preferably microwavable mug add flour, cocoa powder and salt.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Add milk, oil and sweetener of choice and egg.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Mix everything together until smooth. Mind to scrape the side of the mug several times.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Put the mug into microwave oven for 60 - 120 seconds depending on the power level used. Use a smaller mug when making this cake first time. Once the cake is poking out of the mug, we can take a note of the time needed for it next time.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • It's denser and chewier than the cake with baking powder and it gets heavier over time. Enjoy right away or keep it in the fridge.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

Flour-less

  • Add the banana, nut flour or nut butter and cocoa powder into a mug.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Mix it together and enjoy right away.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Or mix in an egg.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Put the mug into microwave oven for 60 - 120 seconds depending on the power level used. Use a smaller mug when making this cake first time. Once the cake is poking out of the mug, we can take a note of the time needed for it next time.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • It is denser and chewier than crumbly and airy but lovely cake for 5 minutes of work non the less.
    Mug cake recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

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