Dark Chocolate Mug Cake

Total Time
2 mins
3 mins

I'd tried a couple of these somewhat fad-induced mug cakes and found them a bit lacking. Instead of using cocoa powder and plain old chocolate chips, I went a little simpler and went and got my favorite bar of dark chocolate and used it as a substitute. Delicious and fluffy, and five minutes from cupboard to done!

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  1. Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler. Set aside to cool for a minute or two.
  2. Add flour, cinnamon, and sugar to a small mixing bowl; mix well.
  3. Add in the egg and mix again.
  4. Add in the milk and mix yet again.
  5. Add in the chocolate-butter mixture and mix once more.
  6. Pour into a large coffee mug and microwave on medium power for two minutes, then high power for about a minute. Cake is done when a skewer test comes out with moist crumbs.
  7. Allow to cool (while you're cleaning up is sufficient) and dig in! Add a scoop of your favorite ice cream on top for a delicious change of pace.
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5 5

I really liked this, especially with the little touch of cinnamon! I used a Purdy's 70% dark chocolate bar and cheated by just melting the butter and chocolate together in the microwave. Made for PAC Spring '11

5 5

This was a real treat. Very chocolate-y and quite moist and flavorful. I didn't have any frosting though, so I just sprinkled a little powdered sugar on top. I will try this again, attempting to reduce the butter amount though, so I can have it more often. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Arili.