This chocolate mug cake is the perfect dessert for one or two people. No leftovers calling you to the fridge!
Over the years, I’ve received a lot of requests for clean eating mug cake. It was never something I grew up with or even heard about until I got into food blogging. But apparently, it’s a thing. So I set out to create this clean eating chocolate mug cake recipe and had to remake it again and again because something about the microwave changes the way the ingredients come together. It was a hard recipe to master at first, but now that I have the hang of it, I’ve made it successfully a few times and I have to say…. it’s DEFINITELY a thing!! Wow!
A fan on Facebook sent me a specific recipe and asked me if I could help her clean it up.
Thinking that this would be yet another mug cake failure, I was not overly enthusiastic about trying it, but figured it was still worth another shot since they come together so quickly.
Persistence is a good thin in the world of mug cakes. Because man, when you get it right, it’s so worth the effort! I would happily enjoy this in place of any birthday cake or any other type of celebration cake. It’s super easy, super fast and super chocolatey delicious. Scouts honor!
It does pack a punch in the caloric department, but as a once in a while treat, it can’t be beat! It’s positively sinful!!
WHAT IS MUG CAKE?
Mug cake is a single serving cake you bake in the microwave in a mug. You don’t want to make this in a different type of cup because it won’t with stand the heat generated by the cake. So you absolutely must have a mug.
Most mug cakes are made in a standard size mug, unless otherwise indicated. You won’t need a giant mug for this. These are meant to be small servings so you don’t have any leftovers.
HOW TO STORE MUG CAKE
Sadly, mug cake does not keep well like other cakes. You can certainly put half of this in the fridge overnight, but it won’t be as good in the morning. They tend to harden when they sit for too long. So eat up!
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CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE RECIPE:
You'll want to make this delicious dessert again and again! But be warned, you'll need a large mug (a small or regular sized mug won't get the job done.).
- 4 tbsp. white whole wheat flour
- 6 tbsp. coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 large egg whites
- 3 tbsp. milk
- 1 tbsp. oil
Whisk together the dry ingredients in your mug. Be sure they are well combined.
Add the wet ingredients and mix well again.
Microwave for up to 5 minutes on high. My microwave is older so if you have a newer one, you may only need 3-4 minutes.
Note: The cake will rise up over the mug during cooking. Don't panic. It sinks back down again. Promise!
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.