I saw a recipe for a microwave cake and thought that it sounded too good to be true. So you mix cake batter in a mug and stick it in the microwave and then in a little more than a minute you have a cake?! I thought it sounded like a recipe for a mediocre cake, and it was, then I was sad. I wanted it to be good, really good, because how cool to not have to to make a whopping cake next cake craving and what fun to make a cozy little treat for everyone (or yourself!) that’s fulfilling without being overwhelming, a cake so easy that a child could practically make it unassisted. This sounded like a mighty fine cake, and I began to imagine the possibilities: pulling a presto on your guests and making mug cakes right before their eyes or surprising your honey with a date night dessert or making cakes with your kiddos for a fun treat or making a special “thank God, the kids are asleep” treat or…so many endless possibilities with a cake so cool. I so wanted the mug cake to taste good because a mediocre mug cake is not worth a repeat performance, and I had plans for this cake. This cake was going places and taking me along with it. This cake needed to be more than a gimmick, it needed to be a revelation. So I made it my lifelong mission to make amazing mug cake a reality (we all can’t rule the world, I tell ya). Lucky me (and you who try this recipe), I found the magic numbers, the correct concoction, the secret ingredients to make the most Amazing Chocolate Mug Cake.
This cake is mind-blowing, life-altering, ’bout to change the world tasty. It’s moist and light and full of chocolatey goodness. After your first bite, a seismic shift will occur, your world will upturn, and you’ll wonder what alchemy is afoot- how can such an easy cake be so good, how can a microwave make something so delicious, why did it take you so long to meet this little pot of yum? There sitting before you, if you haven’t devoured it all yet, will be a revelation, a miracle, a deeply chocolate and moist cake, a damn good microwave cake. This cake will start a revolution-throw away the cake pans, put away the timer, turn off the oven, keep that bowl and mixer clean! Let them eat microwave cake! Yes, please! Oh, please!
To top off perfection, you can accessorize the mug cake with a multitude of add-ins, such as white chocolate chips, coconut flakes, nuts, fresh raspberries, candy, or mini marshmallows. This allows guests or family members to throw in their favorite additions and personalize their mug cake. With the ingredients at the ready, the mug cake takes a minute to mix, eighty seconds to cook, and it’s totally simple come clean-up time. Life doesn’t get better (or easier).