chocolate mug cake recipe
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Whether you’re limiting your calorie intake or don’t enjoy sharing food, microwavable mug cakes are a quick and easy alternative to baking standard-sized confections. Many times requiring only a small number of ingredients in very small quantities, the single serving dessert makes the perfect weekday snack to satisfy any late-night sugar craving. We’ve rounded up 11 of the most drool-worthy mug cake recipes we could find. From tried and true classics to innovative re-creations, these pre-portioned treats always deliver.

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1. Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake


Raspberry preserves and shredded coconut give this recipe a Black Forest twist, but it most closely resembles the lava cakes you salivate over at your favorite restaurant. Get our Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake recipe.

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2. Skinny Cookies and Cream Mug Cake

Honestly, anything that involves Oreos will always have our attention. The fact that this recipe only takes four ingredients (including melted ice cream and cake flour) and a couple minutes—and has fewer than 200 calories—makes it even better. Get the Skinny Cookies and Cream Mug Cake recipe.

3. S’Mores Mug Cake

You don’t need bug spray, sticks, and a campfire to enjoy America’s favorite summertime treat. In fact, all you need is a mug and a few familiar ingredients. Feeling extra fancy? Ditch the Hershey’s for a more decadent bar of chocolate. Get the S’mores Mug Cake recipe.

4. Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

Sugar, spice, and everything nice with this microwavable take on a cookie classic. Though cinnamon is an appetite suppressant, this dessert will leave you wanting even more. Get the Snickerdoodle Mug Cake recipe.

5. Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Keto dessert has never been better—or easier. This gluten-free mug cake marries peanut butter and chocolate in a quick, low-carb confection with melty chocolate chips. Get the Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake recipe.

6. Carrot Cake Mug Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

7. Cinnamon Nut Swirl Mug Cake

Who knew that a basic drinking device could capture those spirals we love so much? Get the Cinnamon Nut Swirl Mug Cake recipe.

8. Banana Mug Cake

Chef tested, monkey approved. You’ll go bananas over this unique mug with a brown sugar glaze. Get the Banana Mug Cake recipe.

9. Funfetti Mug Cake

It doesn’t have to be your birthday to celebrate snack time with sprinkles. In fact, funfetti snack time should be an everyday occurrence. Get the Funfetti Mug Cake recipe.

10. Blueberry Lemon Mug Cake

Crumb cake, who? Your breakfast just got an instant upgrade with this instant recipe. Get the Blueberry Lemon Mug Cake recipe.

11. Red Velvet Mug Cake

Red velvet is Southern, but your baking skills will go north after impressing family members with this depth of flavor. Just don’t tell them it took you less than ten minutes to prepare. Get the Red Velvet Mug Cake recipe.

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Joey is a NYC-based writer/editor, TV/radio personality, editor-at-large for Chowhound, author of "Basic Bitchen," and host of "Dish This." His work has been featured in outlets like Food & Wine, People, InStyle, Travel+Leisure, and BuzzFeed. Prior to a career in editorial, he served as the lead publicist for hit TLC shows like "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," "My Strange Addiction," and "My Crazy Obsession." In his spare time, he enjoys volleyball, visiting the beaches of Naples, Fla. (his hometown), worshipping Beyoncé, eating sour candy, writing depressing poetry, interior design, and perfecting his stand-up comedy routine. He's also been struck by lightning—quite the shocking experience.
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