I’m sure my fellow ladies out there are all too familiar with those days we just can’t shake that chocolate craving. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I want something different from a chocolate bar and one of my favorite desserts is cake. However, with just the 2 of us, and considering the boyfriend rarely is in the mood for a chocolate sweet treat, baking up a big cake just isn’t worth it. That’s why I started making these Chocolate Mug Cakes when the craving hits.
These are super easy to make, taking just a couple minutes to mix together without having to dirty up several bowls. The chocolate cake can then be cooked in the microwave – or oven if you’re weird like me and don’t have a microwave. Yes, I know it is shocking that one could live without a microwave. The most important thing about this recipe is to have a large oven or microwave-safe mug as you don’t want this overflowing in your microwave or oven as it rises. I use stoneware. The next is to use a very good quality cocoa as this is where the majority of your flavor is going to come from. Note that the resulting cake is on the large side (think large bakery muffin), so you may want to share if you’re not feeling overly indulgent. You can also cook the cake for slightly less time if you want more of a molten center, like I did.