Molten Chocolate Mug Cake

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  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 melted butter (tablepoons, 1½oz)
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk (at room temperature)
  • 1 egg (smallish, at room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate (lightly broken up)
  • 1 tablespoon water
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium28% DV660mg
    Fat26% DV17g
    Protein27% DV14g
    Carbs34% DV102g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories580Calories from Fat150
    Total Fat17g26%
    Saturated Fat8g40%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat150
    Total Carbohydrate102g34%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C

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


    Deanna 13 days ago
    Didn’t turn out good
    Wendy S 20 days ago
    Fantastic! Moist and flavorful; 6 of us enjoyed a single serving a la mode. 2 months ago
    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!
    Rideout 3 months 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.
    John 4 months ago
    Didn't reach upto my expectations. But still it was good.
    Glenda Baker 9 months ago
    Pretty to look at & delish!
    Audrey Vanderoost 9 months ago
    Chocolate overload guaranteed! Yumm!
    Great recipe!! I mean.. hard to go wrong with a brownie in any shape or form but this recipe just comes together nicely.
    Micheline Poulin a year ago
    i divide into 2 cups to share with my husband
    Aarmy Wilton a year ago
    We LOVED this recipe. Quite rich but sooooo good.
    Sheirly a year ago
    Easy to follow recipe and the cake was moist and gooey in the center.
    Jenna H. 2 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.
    GREAT LOVED IT, it was super easy to make, I did use milk chocolate instead and it was just as good, if you want an extra POP I sifted icing sugar over top
    Mrs. Santoro S. 2 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.
    Cass C. 2 years ago
    It was so yummy I added some coffee and chocolate kisses
    Adriana Martins 2 years ago
    It's wonderful. I used a large egg so i decided to add granulated nuts. It's so good.
    ethan h. 2 years ago
    Great would make it again
    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.
    Werner 2 years ago
    It actually taste great but mine overflowed in the microwave
    Jenna K. 2 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
    Victoria H. 2 years ago
    Not great. It was raw then over cooked. Very sweet.
    Amy L. 4 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!
    Phyllis F. 4 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.
    Lynnette B. 4 years ago
    I'm an avid Baker, and this is the only mug cake I've found that I really love. Definitely not the same texture as regular cake, but still super good. Also try the "lazy ass chocolate cake"