Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

14 Sep 2014

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Ok. I am finally sane. And do you know why?


Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

After a stressful month(!!!) without internet, I am finally connected. Part of the rest of this city, without needing to jump from coffee shop to library in order to get what little amount of free internet that I can.

First order of business: make a dessert!

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

And since I have only just recently moved, I don't have too much organized. Which means baking supplies and ingredients are packed up in boxes and no where to be found.

But no worries. I am all about the mug cake. I mean, making a 4 ingredient mug cakechocolate vanilla protein mug cake and a 4 ingredient chocolate mug cake basically in the span of one month, you can all see that I have an obsession.

But a portion sized obsession! A "make a dessert in less than 5 minutes" obsession. Which, in my opinion, is the best kind of obsession.

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 heaping tablespoons chocolate chips
  1. In a microwave safe mug, melt the butter in the microwave (around 15 seconds).
  2. Mix in the sugars, vanilla bean paste, salt and egg yolk until fully incorporated. 
  3. Mix in the flour until fully combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Microwave for 40 seconds, and see if it's done. If not, microwave for additional 10 second intervals.

Adapted from Number 2 Pencil

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  1. such a great recipe! 
    I really enjoyed this post–both the writing and the photos!

  2. Hi Cathleen! It is amazing isn't it that we can barely get by without the internet hah..hah... It is sure cause for celebration with yet another yummy mug cake!

    1. Hi Cathleen, this is perfect for my mid-afternoon sweet attack, love it!

  3. Hi Cathleen, I like any dessert you can make in 5 minutes. It would be my obsession too!

  4. Yum! I want this cake in my mug :)


  5. A single serve cake recipe is dangerous! Yum! :)

  6. Yay, so glad you have internet again :) This chocolate chip mug cake sounds awesome!

  7. Yay for internet! And for chocolate chip cakes that come together within minutes.

  8. Congrats on your internet! This looks awesome :)

  9. Perfect for exam time :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. Total yum! I'm sure the vanilla bean paste puts it over the edge and makes it really spectacular!

  11. Yay for internet and mug cakes!!!! :D


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