If there’s one thing that almost everyone can agree on, it’s that coffee and dessert go well together. They’re an even better match when you haven’t had your seven to nine recommended hours of sleep and need a little caffeine fix. So with that in mind, why not combine the two and hit all of the major flavor centers you love?
Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. If you love coffee, chocolate, and both of those things put together in one dish, this easy microwave mug cake is the perfect one-serving dessert for you. If you finish this recipe and want more easy one mug recipes, click here for some more great desserts!
What You’ll Need:
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 2 tbsp. milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp. instant coffee or espresso powder
- 5 tbsp. self-rising flour
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips of your choice
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch cinnamon
First, make sure you have two coffee mugs on hand, as this recipe yields two servings. The average coffee cup holds around nine ounces, but you should have mugs that hold 10 ounces or more, as the mug cake will rise while it’s baking.
Before you go about mixing all of your ingredients together, take your egg out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature. This will ensure that there aren’t any unwanted air bubbles in your recipe.
Begin by mixing your flour, both sugars, and your espresso powder. Once they’ve been well-combined, mix in a pinch of salt and cinnamon and set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together your egg, milk, vanilla, and butter. After your wet ingredients have all been mixed together, slowly add your dry ingredients to the bowl and mix the two together gently until your batter is smooth.
When the batter has been thoroughly mixed, add your mini chocolate chips and give it another good stir. Voila! Your batter is ready for the microwave.
Divide your mixture between the two mugs evenly and then get ready to microwave. Each mug cake needs about 60 seconds in a microwave on high. If one of your cakes isn’t fully set in the mug after that, microwave in 10-second intervals until the center is fully cooked.
Now that both of your cakes are finished cooking, you can decorate them however you like before eating. A dollop of whipped cream and an espresso bean make for a rich finish, while a light layer of powdered sugar can really satisfy your sweet tooth.
No matter what toppings you choose, there’s no doubt that this simple recipe will be a hit. If you want to serve more people, you can use smaller mugs or even multiply the recipe.