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Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Rated as 4.63 out of 5 Stars

"What's not to love about warm chocolate cake spiked with chocolate, coconut, and chocolate chips and topped with melting vanilla bean ice cream? This literally takes less than a minute to cook up and a couple minutes to prepare."
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Ingredients

17 m servings 472 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Whisk egg, sugar, salt, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth. Stir coconut, almonds, and chocolate chips into the mixture; whisk in milk.
  2. Place flour into a small bowl or measuring cup and stir baking powder into flour with a mini whisk or fork. Pour flour mixture over batter and whisk just until you can't see visible flour.
  3. Divide batter evenly between 2 coffee cups. Gently tap the cups on a work surface to eliminate air bubbles.
  4. Place cups into microwave oven, one at a time. Microwave each cup on High for 45 seconds. Nothing will happen in the first 30 seconds; in the last 10 to 15 seconds, batter will begin to rise in the cup. Cooked cake will collapse after microwaving. Remove from oven and let cool 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Lightly dust each serving with confectioners' sugar and 1/8 teaspoon cocoa. Place each coffee cup onto a saucer and serve.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • To toast sliced almonds, place them into a dry skillet over medium heat and shake the skillet constantly until almonds are golden brown and fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from skillet and let cool.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 472 calories; 29.5 g fat; 48.7 g carbohydrates; 8.5 g protein; 125 mg cholesterol; 191 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My first ever cake in a microwave recipe, And I made two batches in 10 minutes coz it finished soo quickly! The first time I followed the recipe exactly as above but didn't add the egg, becaus...

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I'll give it this, it was a pretty good mug cake for the most part. The choc chips are totally unnecessary and made one of the cakes an oozy, nasty, undercooked, mess. I can totally live without...

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My first ever cake in a microwave recipe, And I made two batches in 10 minutes coz it finished soo quickly! The first time I followed the recipe exactly as above but didn't add the egg, becaus...

I just made this. It was my first "microwave" cake recipe. It turned out really well. I didn't have coconut so I omitted that altogether. I used the rest of the recipe as is. I topped mine with ...

I'll give it this, it was a pretty good mug cake for the most part. The choc chips are totally unnecessary and made one of the cakes an oozy, nasty, undercooked, mess. I can totally live without...

This is the first time ever I have reviewed a recipe but this one is worthy of it! I am pregnant was craving a piece of chocolate cake without waiting 45 min for it. I don't know how all the ing...

I applaud you, Chef John, for giving us a recipe for something homemade, chocolate, using ingredients we keep around the house, and finished in less than 10 minutes. Maybe I shouldn't applaud y...

This is my first recipe rating...and just had to say YUM! It appeared to have a lot of ingredients, but some are just add-ins. My seven year old daughter and I made this for a quick dessert, an...

Excellent recipe easy to make. Made it for 5 of us and I only used 2 eggs.

I was craving something sweet but didn't want to make something time-consuming. This was simple to make and took 5 minutes (did it on a commercial break). I followed the directions except I us...

I used half & half instead of milk (didn't want to open a new jug just for 1/4 cup!) and added a bit of espresso powder and just a big more vanilla and omitted the almonds. Espresso powder reall...