Double Chocolate Espresso Mug Cake

What if I told you that your were just 5 minutes away from a  double chocolate espresso cake? My guess is I’d either be your best friend or your worst enemy.  I first saw the Chocolate Mug cake recipe in an email from a co-worker.  I decided that since it was made in a mug, that including some sort of coffee flavor would be a fun idea. Hence the name Double Chocolate Espresso Mug Cake. I’m not gonna lie, it’s not the best cake I’ve ever eaten, but it does the trick on the those nights you are dying for something sweet. Most of the ingredients are items that, if you do any cooking or baking, you will have in your cupboard. 

Double Chocolate Espresso Mug Cake

4 tablespoons flour 
1/2 packet of via (Starbucks instant coffee)                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 tablespoons sugar 
2 tablespoons cocoa 
1 egg 
3 tablespoons milk 
3 tablespoons oil 
3 tablespoons chocolate chips
A small splash of vanilla extract 
1 large coffee mug (Microwave safe)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.

  Add the egg, milk, oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract, and mix again. 

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes.

 The cake will rise over the top of the mug, so don’t freak.


Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. It’s especially yummers with ice cream!
The cake can serve up to 4 if you’re feeling generous. 😉 

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