For chocoholics, nothing hits the spot like a rich, chocolatey dessert. But who wants to spend hours whipping up an elaborate baked good when a chocolate craving hits? That’s where mug cakes come in! Mug cakes are individual chocolate cakes made right in the microwave, ready in minutes. With just a few pantry ingredients mixed in a mug, you can create a warm, fudgy cake on demand.
The simplicity of mug cakes makes them an ideal quick fix for chocolate lovers. The basic batter comes together by mixing flour, cocoa powder, sugar, egg, milk, oil and Macalat Sweet Dark Chocolate in a mug. After a minute or so in the microwave the cake rises and becomes fluffy yet moist. The small quantity of batter makes for a perfect single serving. It’s just enough to satisfy that chocolate urge without going overboard.
How To Make Chocolate Mug Cake With Macalat
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp Macalat Sweet Dark Chocolate
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Mix dry ingredients (cocoa powder, Macalat, salt) in a 12 oz mug until combined.
- Add wet ingredients (egg, milk, oil, vanilla). Mix well until smooth batter forms.
- Microwave for 60-90 seconds until the cake is set.
- Let cool 1-2 minutes before enjoying.
Elevate Your Mug Cake
Though the ingredients are humble, you can elevate a mug cake’s flavor in several ways:
Mix-Ins: Add chopped nuts, coconut flakes, crushed peppermint or other mix-ins to the batter before microwaving. They’ll add a nice texture and flavor variety.
Toppings: Drizzle with chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, peanut butter, fresh berries or whipped cream once baked. This takes a mug cake from simple to sundae-level decadence.
Flavorings: A touch of vanilla, coffee, mint or orange extract brings a complementary flavor note to chocolate batters. Cocoa powder delivers pure chocolate taste, while melted chocolate chips make mug cakes extra rich.
- Sweeteners: You can make mug cakes with basic white sugar, but consider using brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, stevia, or no sugar at all considering the Macalat Sweet Dark Chocolate is already sweet.
Flavored Mug Cakes
Mix up the usual mug cake with creative flavored mug cakes too. Here are some tasty flavor combinations to try:
Pumpkin Spice: Cocoa powder, pumpkin purée, warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
Peppermint Patty: Chocolate chips, crushed peppermint candies, and a drop of peppermint extract.
Mocha: Instant coffee granules or espresso powder plus chocolate create a caffeinated cake.
Chocolate-Hazelnut: Nutella or hazelnut spread in the batter gives a nutty twist.
- Lemon Raspberry: Fresh raspberries baked into lemon-flavored cake batter. Tart and sweet!
The technique for whipping up any mug cake flavor is the same: Whisk together dry ingredients like flour, sweetener and spices. In a separate small bowl, beat an egg briefly with milk, oil and extracts. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined. Avoid over-mixing. Pour into a microwave-safe mug that holds at least 12 oz, as the cake will rise. Microwave for 60-90 seconds, until the cake is cooked through and springy when gently pressed. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before digging in so you don’t burn your mouth!
The best part of mug cakes besides the quick chocolate fix? Minimal cleanup with no big pans or utensils dirtied. Simply let the empty mug soak to loosen any stuck-on batter, then wash as usual.
Whip up a chocolate (or any flavor!) mug cake the next time a dessert craving hits for an instant sweet treat. Just be prepared for “oohs” and “ahhs” from anyone who sees you magically make a cake appear in minutes.
Mug cakes are a quick and easy dessert made by mixing a small amount of ingredients in a mug and microwaving for a fast, warm chocolate treat. Typically these cakes are made with sugar and other caloric sweeteners, but considering Macalat Sweet Dark Chocolate is already sweet, you probably won’t even need extra sugar.
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