Chocolate Mug Cake- This chocolate mug cake has everything you could possibly want! The fluffy and moist cocoa cake is made with flour, milk, and oil in the microwave in just 60 seconds. Whether you are following a low-calorie diet or just looking to eat healthier, this single-serving chocolate mug cake is fantastic.
There is nothing better than a warm chocolate cake straight out of the oven, but who has the time or energy to bake a whole cake from scratch? This is where mug cakes come to the rescue!
So go ahead and treat yourself to one of these delicious mug cakes; you won't regret it! This single-serving chocolate mug cake can be ready in just a few minutes, and it only requires a few simple ingredients that you probably already have at home. Best of all, mug cakes can be customized to suit your mood by adding a scoop of ice cream on top for a decadent treat or keeping it light with a dollop of whipped cream.
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Why You'll Love This Low-Calorie Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe
Ready In Minutes- From prep to the first bite, this chocolate mug cake will be ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes.
Perfect Size- Making an entire cake is time-consuming, and most of the time, quite a bit goes to waste. This mug cake is just big enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without wasting any of it.
Moist and Chocolatey- Low-calorie chocolate mug cake delivers a delicious, rich taste without being overly heavy.
Versatile- Mug cake may be easily adjusted to suit your preferences. Add a scoop of ice cream, extra chocolate chips, or caramel for a delectable and customized mug cake.
Simple Ingredients- This chocolate mug cake is decadent yet simple to prepare. The majority of the ingredients you're likely to find in your kitchen already.
Equipment Needed To Make This Chocolate Mug Cake
- Microwave-Safe Mug
- Measuring Spoons
Ingredients For Low-Calorie Chocolate Mug Cake
- No-Calorie Sweetener
- Cocoa Powder
- Vanilla Extract
How To Make 4-minute Chocolate Mug Cake
Making chocolate mug cake is so much easier than baking an entire cake. This single-serving cake can be made in just a few minutes and is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without overindulging.
In a microwave-safe mug, combine all ingredients and stir well to combine.
Place the mug in the microwave and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and let cool for a few minutes.
Enjoy your low-calorie chocolate mug cake!
What to Serve/Pair with Your Chocolate Mug Cake?
If you are looking for a delicious and low-calorie dessert, this chocolate mug cake is the perfect option! Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream for an extra special treat.
This chocolate mug cake can also be enjoyed on its own as a quick snack or dessert. Top your mug cake with a drizzle of chocolate sauce for an even sweeter treat.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
As with any recipe, feel free to make substitutions or additions to fit your taste.
- Use sugar-free chocolate syrup or sugar-free chocolate chips for an extra chocolatey cake.
- If you don't have any oil on hand, you could use butter instead.
- Add a little bit of fun to your mug cake by stirring in some marshmallows, chocolate chips, or even a scoop of peanut butter.
- Top with whipped cream and a cherry for an extra-special treat!
No matter how you enjoy your chocolate mug cake, it's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!
How To Reheat & Store 4-minute Chocolate Mug Cake
What Is The Best Way To Store Chocolate Mug Cake?
Low-calorie chocolate mug cake is best stored in an airtight container left at room temperature or stored in the refrigerator.
How Long Will Low-Calorie Chocolate Mug Cake Last In the Fridge?
When stored properly, chocolate mug cake will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator or 3 days left out at room temperature.
Can I Freeze Chocolate Mug Cake?
Yes, you can freeze chocolate mug cake for up to three months. Be sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before storing it in an airtight container in the freezer. Thaw frozen chocolate mug cake overnight in the fridge before reheating.
How To Reheat 4-Minute Mug Cake?
Microwave mug cake for 30-60 seconds or until heated through to reheat. Before reheating frozen chocolate mug cake, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight.
4-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake FAQs
Can I make this chocolate mug cake if I don't own a microwave?
Yes. You may cook this mug cake without a microwave if you don't have one; however, it takes longer. You will mix ingredients in a cupcake pan or oven-safe ramekin in place of a coffee mug. Place the cake in the oven at 350F for about 12 minutes, checking for doneness as you would with a full-size cake using a toothpick. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake and check for cleanliness; it's done if it comes out clean.
Can I double this chocolate mug cake recipe?
Yes! When someone in your home sees you eating this delicious cake, they will want one for themselves. To make multiple cakes double or triple the amounts in a mixing bowl before dividing it among the number of mugs and microwaving each one separately.
Is there a specific type of oil needed for this recipe?
No, you may use any oil you have at home. This chocolate mug cake recipe can be prepared with canola, coconut, olive oil, or even butter.
Do I need to spray the mug with cooking spray before using it?
No. You don't need to spray the mug with cooking spray before adding ingredients. The oil in the recipe prevents sticking and makes cleanup a breeze.
Can I use self-rising flour for this mug cake?
Yes. Although all-purpose flour produces a more pleasant texture, the mug cake will work with self-rising flour. A spongier cake is created when self-rising flour is used instead of light and fluffy cake.
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4-Ingredient Chocolate Mug Cake
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 ½ tbsp no calorie sweetener
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 drop vanilla extract
- Add flour, sweetener, cocoa powder, and salt to microwave safe mug.
- Pour milk, oil, and vanilla into mug with dry ingredients.
- Mix until well combined.
- Microwave Oven bake for 1 minute at full power. Allow to cool and serve warm.