Saturday, September 12, 2015

Cake in a Cup

I having been saving a recipe for chocolate cake in a cup for MONTHS.  I haven't  been eating dessert lately, so it has sat on the counter, waiting for me.

I broke down last night and made a couple of mugs of cake.  It was a fast process and now you, too, can have a bit of dessert without having leftover cake calling to you in the middle of the night.

Cake in a  Cup

1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
3 Tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon vegetable or coconut oil
3 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

powdered sugar for garnish



Mix all the dry ingredients in a mug. 


Then add the liquid ingredients and stir until smooth.


Microwave for 40 seconds.


Sprinkle the top with powdered sugar.



WAIT!  I forgot to tell you to let it cool...cause it is REALLY hot.


NOW eat it.

I liked the cake.  It wasn't too sweet, but it was really dense.  Almost a brownie type texture.  I chose large mugs, but a smaller mug would allow the cake to puff up over the edge of the rim and look more appealing.

Still, it is hard to not like a mug of chocolate cake.  And if I was a college kid living in a dorm, this would be my new go-to study treat.  But because I am a grown up, I don't need a sugar laden snack to top off my day.  Way too mature for that kind of behavior.


  1. Looks good! My policy is no sugar unless it is something chocolate.

  2. Oh, yummy. A chocolate brownie like cake in seconds in the microwave. My life is complete. This is my kind of baking. Thanks for the warning to let it cool. I often forget that and then the roof of my mouth pays for it.

  3. Of course, we are all way too mature now (smile) Rebecca and glad yiu sampled and let us jnow. We too are cutting back on desserts and manynother foods, so I will take your word for how good this recipe tasted.