I made this Chocolate Cake In a Mug for Lunch yesterday. I know, the things I do for you guys.
I have been craving chocolate cake the last few days. If you follow me on Pinterest you might have seen chocolate cake recipes being pinned at hungry speeds, sorry about that, I had chocolate hearts in my eyes.
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When I received the Irish Country Cooking cookbook I basically decided I wanted to cook every recipe in the book. From Soups, Starters, Main Dishes, Vegetable Side Dishes, Dips, Cakes, Tarts, Pudding and more, every single recipe seems like it was made with such care and embrace. Have you ever gone to a friends house to enjoy dinner and you can just taste how much energy, effort and pure love it’s made with? This is how I feel about every single recipe in this cookbook. I just want to hug every member of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association from passing on these recipes to me as they passed on through families from generation to generation. I love this cookbook also because of all the romantic pictures shown throughout all the dishes, everything looks rich but at the same time like a real home cooked meal. They also include tips in the book on how to cook for a crowd, how to cook on a budget and how to cook potatoes (of course!). If you want to check out the cookbook, you can find out more details here.
One of the recipes I needed to make immediately was the Chocolate Cake In a Mug. You know how much I love mug recipes so I needed to give this a shot and I’m so happy I did. Even though this is made in a few quick minutes in the microwave, it still is so chocolaty and rich. It definitely tastes like warm chocolate cake that will treat your sweet tooth. I also love this recipe because it’s individual servings. If you’re in the mood for chocolate cake but don’t want to feel the guilt of eating a entire cake (real talk) then this will totally do the trick. I totally think this would be adorable for serving multiple friends their own mugs, or even making one mug with 2 forks to share with a friend.
And how does it do when you tip it out of the mug? Beautifully…..
- 4 dessertspoons flour
- 4 dessertspoons sugar
- 2 dessertspoons cocoa
- 1 small egg, beaten
- 3 dessertspoons milk
- 3 dessertspoons vegetable oil
- 3 drops vanilla extract
- 1 handful of chocolate chips
- Combine flour, sugar and cocoa in a mug. Stir in the beaten egg, milk and oil, then add vanilla drops and chocolate chips.
- Cook uncovered in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- Allow to cool, and then eat in the mug or tip out on to a plate.
- A dessertspoon equals approximately 2 teaspoons.
- Want to make it extra chocolate? Spread a thin layer of chocolate frosting on top after it's cooked.