Desserts and sweets

Perfect chocolate mug cake

Perfect chocolate mug cake


  • Easy
  • 10 minutes
  • For 1 people
  • 0.4 € / person
  • 340kcal per 100g.

How to prepare a mug cake .  

This dessert recipe is nothing more than a cup cake (literal translation from English) that has become fashionable for a few years.

It is a very simple recipe that consists of mixing the ingredients with a fork, putting them in a cup and cooking in the microwave for a very short period of time.

They are eaten in the same cup and when they are still warm, in fact it is not advisable to leave them for the next day, they are a little hard.

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This cup cake so fashionable in the US has many variations in terms of flavors and aroma, from this same chocolate to which you can add orange zest, to which I will soon post on the blog, both sweet and savory.

I always like to experiment in the kitchen, and I hope that the ones you prepare at home will turn out as well as the chocolate coulant that I published a few years ago.

A very original cake and more than simple preparation, but obviously it is not comparable to a cake made in a chocolate oven ,  which will require a more complex and laborious preparation. Its most captivating feature is its speed, since we can improvise a snack or dessert at any time.

I will tell you step by step the route that I have followed until achieving very good results, so that you do not make the mistakes that I went through a while ago. There are no more excuses for not having dessert, even if we have surprise guests.

Preparation for a 250 ml cup.

  1. In a small container we toss the level tablespoons of flour, using a knife to help us, and let the flour content simply enter the cavity of the spoon. Add the tablespoons of sugar, cocoa powder and yeast.
  2. We mix everything with the help of a fork, until the ingredients are completely mixed.
  3. We beat the egg until it has bubbles, so the result is fluffier. Mix with the powdered ingredients that we have in the bowl.
  4. Next we add the milk and the oil. We combine everything with the fork in a conscientious way until we get a completely homogeneous mixture.
  5. The cup that we are going to use is important, the results of this dessert depend on it.
  6. It has to be suitable for the micro and that it distributes the heat well, little by little you will be making your favorite cups with which you will always be right.
  7. Pour the pasta into the mug and put it in the microwave. Do not forget, do not fill the cup to the top, leave about two or three centimeters so that it grows and does not overflow.

Final preparation in the microwave and presentation

  1. We have used a microwave whose maximum power is 800 W and we have given it a time of 3 minutes.
  2. Place the mug on the edge of the turntable, not the middle and halfway through cooking. Go around the bowl, thus achieving a more uniform result.
  3. We will see how it goes up little by little. Even in some cases it may come out a little, depending on the type of cup, but do not worry it does not pour.
  4. It is important that you do not spend time with the cup in the microwave: it can be dry and rubbery. 
  5. The times that I give you are approximate and for a microwave with a power of 800 W. But I tell you from experience that just like ovens, no microwave cooks the same as any other.
  6. The good thing about this cake is that you can try and try. That way you will find the times that best suit your mug cakes.
  7. Do not keep only one. Try one, two or three times until you get the type of texture you like best.
  8. Once the microwave time has elapsed, we let it cool for about 5 minutes before tasting it in the cup itself.
  9. We should not take it hot but it is also not advisable to let it rest for a long time. And much less leave it overnight for others as it hardens and is less appetizing.
  10. We add icing sugar to decorate. 

It is really good and the effort is minimal, it is worth a try!

If you still do not have it clear, I leave you a step by step in photos of this chocolate mug cake recipe . Do not miss any detail and they will be perfect.

Tips for a yummy chocolate mug cake

  • It is very important that the cup is suitable for the microwave since there are some that are heated on the outside but the heat is not distributed evenly on the inside. We all know what they are, today we are already very used to using this small device.
  • You see that I have not been able to resist the latest fashion in the US. A perfect way to make a dessert or snack in less than 5 minutes. A perfect dessert for those who are just starting out in the kitchen. A super simple and fast way to prepare a chocolate cake in a plis plas.
  • The result of this sweet is a cake that more than baked is like cooked, but if done with love and patience (no more than 5 minutes of patience) and above all without fear, you can get a magnificent result.
  • I do not forget the little ones at home, it is a great way to spend the afternoon in the kitchen with them. And then take your mug cake with a large bowl of milk. Once you take the trick out of microwave cooking, the results will be very good.
  • A dessert that admits a lot of companions. From the whipped cream, a scoop of ice cream, chocolate syrup, or decorated as in this case with icing sugar. With all the flavor of pure chocolate, wet, dense, very intense … Are you going to resist?

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