THE BEST VEGAN CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE RECIPE

Don’t miss the mug cake, a delicious recipe that doesn’t take much time!

We can’t always control ourselves! When the craving for chocolate is too strong, it must be satisfied. The mug cake is the solution to all your problems: it is ready in record time. The recipe is simple: mix all the ingredients and cook everything in the microwave. If you like the principle of the mug cake, try it with apple and caramel or salted butter caramel. For a more user-friendly recipe, you can also try our revisited chocolate fondue with a cake filled with a generous ganache.

DEFINITION OF A MUG CAKE

A mug cake is literally a cake in a mug! Generally it is prepared in the microwave as most mugs are not oven safe. It is cooked in just a few minutes! This is the perfect last-minute snack to delight your taste buds and those of your surprise guests. It will also satisfy your sudden craving for sweet or salty.

The difference with the “cupcake” is that the mug cake as its name suggests is prepared, cooked and presented directly in a mug! Practical isn’t it?

Are you looking for an original and trendy mug? Do not hesitate to find all our unusual and fun cups for a perfect gourmet break! All you have to do is choose one that matches your passions and is microwaveable! This is very important for making a mug cake. Isothermal, thermoreactive, travel mugs or small coffee cups are therefore not recommended because they are either too small or they cannot be microwaved.

This vegan mug cake is the best ever ! Serious. Because it contains cocoa powder, it is very chocolatudo and tasty . The texture is also great, as it is soft and fluffy .

I like to think of it as a minute version of my famous Vegan Chocolate Cake . We have here a simplified and much faster version , perfect for when you feel like a traditional cake and you just want an individual portion at the time.

Mugcakes are great for a sweet craving in a short time! And it’s ideal for people who are alone, or like me, who have a man who isn’t too sweet… so a cake for me alone is still a lot…
So the mugcakes have become good friends!

In addition, they do not require an oven and very few dishes, that’s a good point too.

SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE INGREDIENTS

The ingredients are basically wheat flour, sugar, cocoa powder, vegetable oil (I love using olive oil in cakes, but it can be anything) and water. We also use baking powder to make the cake rise, in addition to some supplements to make the flavor more special (salt, vanilla extract and chocolate in drops or chopped).

In case you noticed, this is an egg-free, dairy-free mug cake . If you’re not used to vegan recipes, don’t worry. We don’t need those ingredients here. The cake looks amazing without them!

HOW TO MAKE EGGLESS MUG CAKE

It’s super simple! There are basically 3 steps:

  • Carefully blend the mixed ingredients for 15 to 30 seconds or until you have a smooth, well-blended mixture.
  • You will need measuring spoons for small amounts of dry ingredients
  • the cook is in microwave.

And that’s all! Microwave time may vary depending on your appliance. Mine has 950W of power and  is ready in 1 minute and 20 seconds . If you like, you can start with a minute, check and add another 10 seconds at a time if you need to, until there are no more wet spots on top of the cake.

Also, it  is important to wait 3 or 4 minutes before consuming . The cake needs some time to finish cooking. Trust me the texture looks much better that way.

Microwave is a fast heating tool from the twentieth century technology because it provides speed in preparing food.

And that’s all! Microwave time may vary depending on your appliance. Mine has 950W of power and is ready in 1 minute and 20 seconds . If you like, you can start with a minute, check and add another 10 seconds at a time if you need to, until there are no more wet spots on top of the cake.

Also, it is important to wait 2 or 3 minutes before consuming . The success of the cake depends on the skill of the person making it and following the steps carefully. Trust me the texture looks much better that way.

This cake can be made in neutral colors like gray, white and yellow. Although these colors look faded, they are not boring. ​only in a quick version. It’s a delicious, simple and satisfying sweet.

It tastes great on its own without any topping. But, if you want to spice up the cake, melted chocolate or our milk-free chocolate syrup are great options. I also like to add chopped walnuts.

Five tips for successful mug cakes

The mug cake? It’s a simple cupcake for one person, which is cooked in a mug in the microwave . If we know that the mug cake comes from the United States , its origins are uncertain: gourmet students, traders stuck at the office, mom in a hurry… Lene Knudsen has gathered or created specific recipes and gives us her tips for making them successful.

1. Stir well in the mug

It is necessary to stir the preparation well without forgetting the bottom of the cup. Otherwise, the mug cake will be less puffy and there will be lumps of flour.  

2. The mug cake is eaten quickly

Mug cakes dry very quickly. Microwaves cook through the heart of the dough. When you take the mug out of the oven, it continues to cook and, as a result, dries out. In short, there is no question of keeping it for hours afterwards, unless you put a topping , namely ice cream or a sauce.

3. Every microwave is different

Each microwave has its own life and the same recipe can have different results depending on the oven. So don’t be afraid to try again several times by adjusting the recipe! 

The mug cake , quesaco? It’s a simple cupcake for one person, which is cooked in a mug in the microwave . If we know that the mug cake comes from the United States , its origins are uncertain: gourmet students, traders stuck at the office, mom in a hurry… Lene Knudsen has gathered or created specific recipes and gives us her tips for making them successful. 

4. Stir well in the mug

It is necessary to stir the preparation well without forgetting the bottom of the cup. Otherwise, the mug cake will be less puffy and there will be lumps of flour.  

2. Do not put large pieces

Do not put large pieces of fruit or chocolate in the dough. Too heavy, they will stay at the bottom of the cake and the latter will no longer be able to inflate. And yes, you can use frozen fruit, like in the blueberry-ricotta mug cake. 

THE BEST VEGAN CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE RECIPE

Recipe by Admin-BacemCourse: Gateaux Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

2

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute

The vegan chocolate mug cake is delicious and very fluffy. 
Easy and quick to make, it uses simple and affordable ingredients that you probably already have at home.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil or other vegetable oil

  • 2.5 tablespoons of water or plant-based milk of your choice

  • 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

  • 2.5 tablespoons of sugar

  • pinch of salt

  • 1.5 tablespoon of cocoa powder

  • 2.5 tablespoons of wheat flour

  • 0.5 teaspoon of baking powder

Directions

  • In a mug or bowl, add the vegetable oil, water, sugar, vanilla extract and salt and mix well.
  • Add cocoa powder , the flour and baking powder and mix again, ensuring that all ingredients are well incorporated. If you want, add chocolate chips or chopped into the dough.
  • After mixed the ingredients in a bowl, transfer the dough to a microwave-safe mug or container. Our mug has 300 ml.
  • If you are looking for a quick way to cook CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE , it is best to put it in the microwaveon high power (950W) for approximately 1 minute and 25seconds. If necessary, cook for another 12 seconds at a time, until there are no more wet spots in the dough. Wait 4 minutes before consuming.

 

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