Here is the cup with just the batter in it.
I have been hungry for choc cake, but didn't want to make a whole cake for just Larry and I so found out in internet about cup cakes made in the microwave. So I tried one and have to say they are awesome. I made one for Larry and he even enjoyed. It might be better to let it cool a little as it is warm in the mug but very tasty.
The moistest chocolate mug cake
1. 1/4 cup all purpose flower
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp sugar
2. In a medium bowl, whisk all of these together.
3. Then add
1/4c milk plus 1 tbsp milk
1/8 tsp salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil.
4. Whisk in the milk and vegetable oil until all ingredients are combined and batter has no clumps.
5. Pour batter into a microwave safe mug. Use a 14 ounce mug, which holds 1 3/4 cup. You want enough head space for the cake to rise without pouring over.
6. You can add 1 tbsp of hazelnut choc spread in the middle of the batter. Just drop it in the middle no need to push it down and sink it into the batter. I didn't add any and still very moist and tasty cake.
7. Place a paper towel into the microwave just in case it over flows.
8. Microwave mug cake for 70 seconds on high.( 100 %) This is for a 950 watt microwave. Ours is smaller so I microwave it for 2 1/2 minutes. So you try and see what the time is for yours.
9. Let it cool for a bit, and the ENJOY....
Now for the Moistest Very Vanilla Mug Cake
1. 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla bean paste ( I don't have so didn't use)
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract ( played around with adding more)
2 tbsp. butter, melted
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
3. In a measuring cup, whisk together milk, vanilla extract, and if you have vanilla bean paste
4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients then pour the milk mixture into the center, followed by the melted butter.
5. Whisk until no lumps remain and batter is smooth and well combined.
6. Pour into a 16 ounce microwave safe mug.
7. Microwave on high for 130 seconds or 2 minutes and 10 seconds
8. Carefully remove and enjoy!
Please note that all microwaves are different therefore can yield different results and can over cook this mug cake if you aren't careful. My microwave is 950 watts and I cooked mine on 100% power for 130 seconds. Knowing this information, it may help you better judge how long to cook yours for and at what power.
Remember 130 seconds is 2 minutes and 10 seconds. It is quite long if your microwave is a higher wattage than mine, there ford could over cook your mug cake. To play it safe, if your microwave wattage is higher than mine, I would try 100 seconds first and then increment it by 10 seconds until it's fully cooked though.