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Chocolate Mug Cake

You have probably already seen this somewhere since it has been all over the web, but just in case, I'll add it one more time to the growing number of mug cake posts.  My mom sent me this recipe in an e-mail, and I had to try it out.  It was yummy!  I used apple sauce instead of oil or butter, and it worked fine.  The cake was a bit dense, but that could also be because I used bread flour instead of regular or cake flour.  The applesauce was chunky, so there were little bits of apple in the cake.  I couldn't taste them because of the chocolate, but I want to try this again without the chocolate (maybe add 2 extra teaspoons of flour instead of the cocoa?) and add cinnamon to make an apple cinnamon cake. I also saw people online adding things like chopped hazelnuts to the chocolate version.  If you make it , let me know how it tuns out, especially if you try something different!  Also, if anyone has tried this version as well as the cake mix version, how did they compare?  Which was easier?  Did you have to use up all the cake mix quickly?



  4 tablespoons flour
  4  tablespoons sugar
  2 tablespoons cocoa
  1  egg
  3 tablespoons milk
  3 tablespoons oil  ..or try real butter...worked very well
  3 tablespoons  chocolate chips (optional)
  a small splash of vanilla  extract
  1 large coffee mug


  Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.  Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil  and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using - but then again, who wouldn't want to add more chocolate?!) and  vanilla extract, and mix again.


  Put your  mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but  don't be alarmed!

  Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired (the chocolate chips all sink to the bottom - probably better to use mini ones). EAT! (this can serve 2 if you  want to feel slightly
more virtuous).