Four Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

I saw a yummy looking chocolate mug cake recipe in the latest issue of Walmart Live Better Magazine. I had a chocolate craving tonight and decided to try it!

Ingredients:

4 tbsp all-purpose flour
3 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
4 tbsp milk
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1 tbsp chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda in a large mug. Stir well until dry ingredients are evenly mixed. Add milk, oil, and vanilla, if using, and stir until smooth. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

Microwave on high for 1 min 30 sec. (the cake will rise up as it cooks, then sink back down a bit). Insert a toothpick into the middle of the cake. If the toothpick comes out nearly clean, the cake is done. If not, continue cooking in 10-sec. bursts. Exact time will vary depending on your microwave.

Remove mug (use an oven mitt, as the mug will be hot) and let cool for a couple of minutes before serving.

Switch it up: Swap 1 tbsp chocolate chips for an equal amount of your favourite chopped-up candy bar or crushed cookies.

Review:

This was super easy to make and required only two measuring spoons, a teaspoon to mix and a mug. I had all the ingredients readily available. I did use a fairly big/wide mug, so it cooked a bit faster because the batter was shallow. So I would recommend starting it at 1 min 15 sec so you don’t accidentally overcook it. Mine was a tad dry, but still delish! It would taste great with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top. Yum!

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