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Molten Chocolate Mug Cake

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Molten Chocolate Mug Cake

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  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter (melted)
  • 3 Tbsp. whole milk
  • 1 egg (smallish, weighing around 43 grams out of the shell)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract (or ½ teaspoon if using imitation vanilla flavoring)
  • 1 oz. chocolate (lightly broken up, your choice, I use semi sweet or milk chocolate, but anything from chocolate truffles to Nutella are great additions)
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • berries (optional)
  • ice cream (optional)
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    Calories1250Calories from Fat570
    Total Fat63g97%
    Saturated Fat37g185%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat570
    Total Carbohydrate162g54%
    Dietary Fiber17g68%
    Vitamin A40%
    Vitamin C70%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Patrick Gilsenan 3 months ago
    Great recipe. Definitely a keeper.
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    Omg this is the best mug cake I have ever had its exactly how the name describes it
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    Shadora Hernandez 5 months ago
    My favorite go to mug cake now! Delicious!
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    Meg Harper a year ago
    Tasty! Cut down on the sugar and still turned out well.
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    Riley Tombs a year ago
    Maybe I needed a bigger cup but i had self raising flour - maybe I didn’t need to add baking soda.. it overflowed haha also needed more chocolate flavour
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    Schick 2 years ago
    It turned out great, after 1:15 it was actually cooked, which surprised me because usually mug desserts are still raw after that long in my microwave. I had only large eggs, so I used only the yolk instead of the whole egg. I didn't have any chocolate or Nutella, so I used a spoonful of peanut butter instead. Great recipe!
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    Andrew 2 years ago
    Great success! Uy will be a regular. The first effort was a little under cooked but still lovely when served with good iice cream.
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    Abie 2 years ago
    The taste is wonderful, but there really wasn’t any lava. I will make it again.
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    Tagscherer 2 years ago
    love this yumyumyum btw its good with milka in it too i made it without cocoa let me tell you i was NOT disappointed
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    Justin 2 years ago
    Turned out pretty good best mug cake I’ve found on here for a long time
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    Nancy Saunders 3 years ago
    I used gluten free flour. Swerve was used in the place of sugar. I cooked it in a large mug for 1 minute and 20 seconds. The taste was ok. It didn’t cook long enough even though I did the test the recipe said to use. This was way too much dessert for me.
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    Deanna 3 years ago
    Didn’t turn out good
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    Wendy S 3 years ago
    Fantastic! Moist and flavorful; 6 of us enjoyed a single serving a la mode.
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    It was really good but it came out with a tiny bit of water on top which made it a bit weird but over all it was a great recipe and I’ll definitely make it again!
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    Amy J 3 years ago
    Turned out tasty but 1:15 was too long in my microwave and the chocolate pieces melted into the cake - didn't remain like a molten center. Still good though.
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    John 3 years ago
    Didn't reach upto my expectations. But still it was good.
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    Glenda Baker 4 years ago
    Pretty to look at & delish!
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    Stratton Phillips 4 years ago
    Great recipe!! I mean.. hard to go wrong with a brownie in any shape or form but this recipe just comes together nicely.
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    Micheline Poulin 4 years ago
    i divide into 2 cups to share with my husband
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    Aarmy Wilton 4 years ago
    We LOVED this recipe. Quite rich but sooooo good.
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    Sheirly 4 years ago
    Easy to follow recipe and the cake was moist and gooey in the center.
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    Jenna H. 4 years ago
    My go-to mug cake recipe. It is delicious, rich, a large portion (great to save for later), and its so easy to make. Pairs great with ice cream, whipped cream, or a red wine 😉 would 100% recommend to anyome who LOVES chocolate or lava cakes.
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    Mrs. Santoro S. 5 years ago
    The cake came out well overall, but there are some cautions. First, it takes much longer than the stated "This cake takes 5 minutes from thought to table." If you really want the egg and the milk to be room temperature, that's an hour outside of the refrigerator right there. Since I used a slab of French chocolate rather than a candy bar, it had to be chopped with a knife, and that takes time. I mixed the batter in one mug then scraped it into another. That's because I'd greased the baking mug with butter, and am glad I did so. The batter is very thick, and I can't emphasize enough that it has to be stirred REALLY WELL to avoid leaving pockets of dry ingredients, especially near the bottom. Oddly, the size of the baking mug is not specified, but I recommend at least 10 oz. Mine overflowed a bit, but it was attractive. I was generous with the baking chocolate, but it seemed to get absorbed into the cake. You can easily use twice the amount in the recipe. Be careful with the top layer of water. Use the amount specified and no less. The cake was a tiny bit rubbery and the edges a bit dry. That may have been because it was microwaved for one minute and 45 seconds. Most likely it would have worked fine at a minute and a half, but that's something we each have to figure out for ourselves. P.S. I added a half teaspoon of instant coffee to the dry ingredients and wished I'd used more.
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    Cass C. 5 years ago
    It was so yummy I added some coffee and chocolate kisses
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    Loved it!! Work in progress for me, I did over cook it. But it was still really, really good. Will definitely be making this again.
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    Werner 5 years ago
    It actually taste great but mine overflowed in the microwave
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    Jenna K. 5 years ago
    Was the best cup cake I have ever had! I loved the cake part on top, but not the cake part in the bottom. It bubbled over regular size mug, so I would make it in a large mug
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    Victoria H. 5 years ago
    Not great. It was raw then over cooked. Very sweet.
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    Amy L. 6 years ago
    I was hesitant to try it, but this is a great late night snack, using the ingredients your bound to already have. Super Yummly!
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    Phyllis F. 6 years ago
    Very tasty. You can make it both with the egg or without end it turns out well. Without the egg is a little bit more cake like in with the egg is a bit more spongy.