I promised this recipe back in January when I posted the recipe for a banana microwave mug cake. Mug cakes come together in just a few minutes, and make one to two servings. They typically cook for just one minute in the microwave. This chocolate version is my favorite and the one I make most often. The mug cake has a surprisingly rich chocolate flavor. The texture is between cake and brownie. I enjoyed it last night in preparation for another Whole30 (my second). This is the last chocolate or sugary dessert I will have for at least 30 days!
Chocolate microwave mug cake
Recipe by Destination Belly
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons milk (dairy, almond, coconut, etc)
½ teaspoon vanilla (substitute mint extract, almond extract, or other flavorings to mix it up)
Stir the dry ingredients together in a microwave-safe large coffee mug until well mixed. Add the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Microwave on high for one minute. Let the cake sit undisturbed for about five minutes to allow it to cool and set up.
My name is Hillary. This blog is about the everyday food I prepare in my kitchen, with tips and recipes for easy, wholesome, and diet friendly meals. I have been chanting "cheese please!" since I was a toddler, although lately I've cut back on dairy.