Chocolate cake you can make in 5 to 10 minutes! For what it is it is really good cake, and it's great if one of the kids is begging for dessert. Or if you're just craving something chocolate. One trick I found out is add chocolate wherever you see possible.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
3 mins
total:
13 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 mug cake
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Mix flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and hot cocoa mix together in a large microwave-safe mug. Stir egg into flour mixture. Mix chocolate milk and vegetable oil into flour mixture until batter is smooth; stir in chocolate chips and vanilla extract.

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  • Cook in the microwave on high until cake rises slightly and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

To get half an egg, just beat the egg separately so the yolk and the whites are mixed, and then pour half of this mixture into the dry ingredients. Because of the half egg, its usually best to make two at once; cook at 3 1/2 minutes.

White sugar can be used in place of the brown sugar. Regular milk can be used in place of the chocolate milk.

Nutrition Facts

841 calories; protein 12.5g; carbohydrates 90.8g; fat 53.5g; cholesterol 96.4mg; sodium 93.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2014
This is the first cake in a mug that I have seen without any leavening so I was worried about it raising. Turned out fine. It was dense but not that spongy texture so many of these have. Just a tad too sweet for our taste but that could be adjusted. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2016
I made it and used Hershey special dark chocolate and it was a tad bit bitter I would not recommend using special dark Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/28/2015
I have a few suggestions: Increase Hot chocolate to 2T and reduce Cocoa by 1.5T. Even if you forego hot chocolate mix reduce cocoa by 1.5T it will be chocolatey enough. Do this for kids otherwise it will be too bitter. The chocolate milk should be tasted before using if it's sickly sweet lik the ones for kids reduce sugar by 1T. This is presumably meant to counter the cocoa's bitterness since usually sugar cocoa and in the recipe they're pretty much equal. The chocolate milk can be replaced by coffee or plain milk.If you find it too sweet than do this. Add 1/4t instant coffee powder if you don't have coffee.It accentuates the chocolate feel. Add egg last. Taste the batter before adding it. If you find it too sweet increase the cocoa 1t at a time. If you find it too bitter increase sugar 1t at a time. 1-2T of either dry ingredient can be added easily without increasing the liquid ingredients depending upon whether or not you added the hot choc mix (it can be increased to 3T if you did not add it). If you have a leavening agent add it -1/4t of baking powder or soda. Add walnut or almonds for a brownie feel.Making it eggless will turn it into a brownie. Divide in two mugs so you can experiment with time without spoiling the entire batter.E.g. One cake gets spoiled you can try with another. It makes 3 cupcakes if you're out of mugs or 6 mini cupcakes. Hope this helps! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2014
This is the first cake in a mug that I have seen without any leavening so I was worried about it raising. Turned out fine. It was dense but not that spongy texture so many of these have. Just a tad too sweet for our taste but that could be adjusted. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/20/2016
I made it and used Hershey special dark chocolate and it was a tad bit bitter I would not recommend using special dark Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/11/2015
This recipe seemed perfect but didn't turn out so. I followed the direction and got a fluffy cake mixture that didn't really taste like anything at all. Needed to be sweeter. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2020
This mug cake is very rich, definitely add ice cream or whipped cream. Read More
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