Saturday, May 7, 2011

2 min Chocolate cake in a mug, Seriously!

2 min Chocolate cake in a mug, Seriously! No kidding!

The Moment I saw this cake here and  there , I was determined to make it.

I liked the idea of adding coffee and used the recipe from not quite nigella.
It looked simple, no fuss and yet a tasty treat. Adding instant coffee bring out a great chocolatey flavor to this cake. The cooking time varies slightly with the power of your microwave. I stringly recommend the initial cooking for 1 min and then increase by 30 seconds as needed. I cooked mine for 1 min and 20 seconds.

Get Ready: ( serves 2 )
  • 1 Mug
  • 4 tbsp  all purpose flour
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt.
  • ½ tsp instant coffee powder (optional)
  • 3 tbsp chocolate chips ( optional)
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • A dash of vanilla
  • 1 large egg

  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, oil well.
  • Add the dry ingredients ( flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, instant coffee powder) and incorporate well.
  • Add chocolate chips, vanilla extract.
  • Grease 2 coffee mugs with cooking spray.
  • Divide the batter into 2 coffee mugs.
  • Microwave on high for 1 min. the cake will rise, but will not spill if you use a big mug.
  • Cook for additional 30 secs if you need a softer cake, or just 10 secs, if you want a gooey middle.
  • Serve warm with vanilla, or coffee ice cream or whipped cream.
Enjoy your Mother's day with this super simple chocolate cake in a mug!

PS: Ask your DH and children to read this post as they can make it in a jiffy too!

This recipe is sure a keeper!


  1. A mug of chocolate-ness! What more could I want?!

  2. A sinful chocolatey delight in mins!!! Wow!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. Chocolate cake looks great. Delicious preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. I too love this cake a lot as it is just perfect to satisfy our cravings in no time..

  5. This is really a cool recipe ~ has been my personal fav for that quick chocolate fix :))
    US Masala

  6. trying this today..sounds quick n delicious..
    Happy mother's day to you..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  7. Love this quick and delicious 2mins cake, i do quite often,yummm!

  8. Wow delicious and cool idea..looks tempting.

  9. Wow..chocolate pudding looks great..anything with chocolate sounds divine..nice recipe!


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