Chocolate Mug Cake – a (semi-healthy) recipe

Hello taste perfectioners! Today I bring to you the easiest cake I have yet to make: the Chocolate Mug Cake.

The cake that takes only 8 ingredients to make and about 3 minutes to create this recipe is fantastic for the lazy time restricted chocolate lover. The kitchy bit is that you make it in a mug – the perfect hiding place for your yum-noms from your partner, children, flatmates, co-workers and other prying eyes and hungry mouths. Who looks for chocolate cake in a mug?

2 tbs Cocoa powder
3 tbs white flour
1/8 tsp Himalayan salt
1tbs + 2tsp sugar
¼ tsp baking powder
1 mashed banana
4 tbs oat or almond milk
½ tsp vanilla extract

1. Mix the first 5 ingredients thoroughly together in a large bowl. Sift as required.
2. Mash that banana!
3. Add the last 3 ingredients together mixing really well.
4. Pour the ingredients into your favourite mug.
5. Cook her up for 30seconds – 2 minutes (depending on consistency of cake) in the microwave.
6. Grab a teaspoon and eat your cake like a boss.

I tried this cake with coconut oil subbed for mashed banana. It was nice, but banana was nicer. The original recipe, sourced from avid baker-blogger Chocolate Covered Katie included an optional peanut butter icing. My version came out like peanut butter with an intense sugar content. If you have the extra few minutes give it a try though, or just smear peanut butter straight up all over your cake. It could work.

I would give you a pic of the cake but each one I made came out looking disgusting, which is the exact opposite of the taste, there-for for your viewing pleasure I have opted to not add the obligatory finished product pic.

Tip: Be careful when selecting your mug. Do not use a mug that increases in size as it goes up but rather a straight up and down one as this will affect your cakes cooking time requirements. That is, the bottom will cook faster than the top. Eating it was something like a trial in earth excavation, with each bite taking you further down into a whole new consistency and slight changes in taste. It was an interesting experience.

Bana-nana-nana-nana choc cake!

Summer Tay.


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