Wednesday, January 16, 2013

5-Minute Chocolate Mocha Mug Cake


Let me just start by saying the mocha is optional...for those of you (crazy) people who don't like coffee... :) What's not optional is falling for these gooey, delicious, single-serving triple chocolate cakes - made in a mug, and ready in just 5 minutes! Let me tell you all about it.


With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I've had desserts on my mind. (Ok...who am I kidding? When do I NOT have desserts on my mind??) But, unlike me, Jorden doesn't have much of a sweet tooth. He'll have an occasional bite of whatever I'm having, but for the most part, I'm on my own. As much as I LOVE all things sweet, the last thing I need is an entire chocolate cake sitting on my kitchen counter. I will literally eat it, piece by piece, until it is all. gone.  (Yikes)


Enter: single serving dessert. Perfect for a gal like me, who needs her sweets but also needs to not eat an entire chocolate cake! I ran across a version of this recipe as I was paging through my recipe binder recently. I love the idea of personal cakes for Valentine's Day, Girls' Night, Kids' Birthday Parties, or pretty much anytime the urge strikes!


Okay...enough about my sweet tooth...on to the recipe!

4 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
4 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp cocoa
1 egg
3 Tbsp milk
3 Tbsp oil
3 Tbsp chocolate chips
3 Tbsp chocolate syrup
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large (or 2 smaller) coffee mugs

Mix dry ingredients together in mug or small bowl. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, and vanilla. (Pour into mug) and cook in microwave for 3 minutes on high power.

The cake will rise over the top of the mug while cooking.

Allow to cool slightly, and tip out onto plate if desired.

Mocha Whipped Cream
1 cup whipping cream
2 Tbsp instant coffee granules (or less for a milder flavor)
4 Tbsp powdered sugar

Pour ingredients into mixing bowl and beat at high speed until soft peaks form.

Enjoy!











Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home:)
-Cathy


54 comments :

  1. MMMMM - Make mine with a bit less coffee, please:)

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    1. Oh of course...! You would need yours "weak" :)

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  2. Hi Cathy,

    One word for this recipe post: YUM! I am def going to make this. Also pinning and tweeting it as it looks that delicious!

    altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Doreen! I hope you try it... it will only take you 5 minutes! :)

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  3. Just dropping in from the Giveaway to say thanks for offering an awesome giveaway!! I am now following via GFC, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+!!

    I would love to invite you to share any of your favorite posts at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop (live now and no rules (giveaways are always welcome)) and
    If you get a chance hop over Sunday
    To : Let's Get Social Sunday where you can link up all your social sites to meet new friends and gain new followers:)
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    Have an amazing weekend and hope to see you there!!

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    1. Thanks, Evelyn!! I appreciate it! And thanks for the invite - I'll stop on over! :)

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  4. Uh oh! This is probably one of those recipes I should never have found! haha I'll be making it WAY too often!

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    1. Haha - I know!! But at least it's only a single serving... ;)

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  5. This sounds great!
    Can you bake it in the oven? How long do you think it would it take?

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    1. Yes! You can bake it in the oven... I originally tried it in a 1/2 pint mason jar and of course didn't write down the temp & time (grrrr). I want to 350 for about 40 min? They took a while to set. Hope this helps! :)

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  6. Hi, I found you over at Salt Tree's link up. I can't wait to try this... I might right now :)
    I pinned it and am following you too.
    cass-eats.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh, these look so yummy! I am afraid you've got me hooked already!! LOL I can see this becoming a habit. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! I can't wait to try these. :)

    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! Hope you enjoy your new habit - lol :)

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  8. This looks delicious. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_22.html
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Debi and Charly

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    1. I'll be there this week, Debi. Thanks for the invite! :)

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  9. I'm so curious about this. I make a lot of cakes, but the thought of a cake made in a coffee cup...well, I just have to try it. Sounds fabulous. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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    1. I hope you do, Jodi! And be sure to eat it warm... I should have put that in the post! :)

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  10. hello,

    Lovely recipe.. I pinched it to my "justapinch.com page :-) are you on there ? Great recipes .
    course it gives you credit for the recipe..

    lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa!
      I'm not on there, but I'll check it out! Thanks for the suggestion!
      Cathy

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  11. I've made mug cakes before - but I was a little less than impressed... the mocha though, does have my attention. Thanks for the twist! :)

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    1. The chocolate chips and chocolate syrup are also a fun twist... hope you give it a try!! :)

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  12. MMmmm! Who couldn't like a 5 minute cake?!? LOL I pinned it! Julia @ www.juliakendrick.com

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    1. I know, right?? It's the perfect little treat to make for yourself anytime! :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing your great ideas! We would love to have you come to our very 1st link party. It is live The Busy Bee'stoday! Please come and link up as many of your ideas as you would like! You can find us here
    thebusybhive.blogspot.com
    Thanks! Joye & Myrna

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    1. Thank you - and thanks for the invite! I just linked up now :)

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  14. wow, looks deelish!! Pinning!

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  15. Love mug cakes... the frosting looks delicious.

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  16. I am always in for a mug cake ;-) Pinned ! {from the Pin Me party}

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  17. This. Looks. So. Good. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. OMGosh that looks amazing!! Stopping by from Pin Me Party, Pinned this to make soon. I'm your newest follower, stop by when you have time :) Running Away? I'll Help you pack

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    1. Thanks Alexis! Glad you stopped by, I'll definitely visit you back! :)

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  19. This looks awesome! I love microwave Brownie cakes! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Rebecca! I hope you give it a try!

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  20. Hello!
    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!

    Kathie
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday

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  21. Ooooh I love mug cakes. I've been wanting to try to make one. Thanks for linking up to Manic Monday!

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  22. I actually have a recipe list for different mug cakes pinned on my fridge for "emergencies" haha, now your cream topping will go on there too!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - see you there again next week with more deliciousness :)

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    1. Lol - I know exactly what you mean by "emergencies" - so funny!

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  23. Oh my! This looks divine! I'm pinning to my "Yummy" board. :)

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  24. Chocolate love in a cup! Thanks for sharing with me @ DearCreatives.com Hope your having a great week! Theresa

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  25. I've yet to make a successful mug cake... I might have to give this one a try. Pinning it for future reference.

    I'd be tickled if you'd link up at Off the Hook!

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  26. Wow!These look so good! Definitely trying this recipe! :) Followed you over from link party and have enjoyed looking through your blog!
    Danielle@ snipetsofinspiration.com

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