How does this sound – Hot, gooey, fudgy cake ready in 90 seconds?! Not only is it really delicious cake, it can also be assembled to give as a special gift for the chocolate lover in your life! Can you think of anyone who would appreciate a hot little cake that is ready except for three little ingredients? Mix it up, pop it into the microwave, and in 90 seconds the cake is ready to eat!
I found this recipe for Mexican Hot Chocolate Mug Cake in the recent edition of Southern Living Magazine. I whipped up four of these for my neighbors this week and they were super easy and cute as well! Each mug makes a really generous portion – so you could even share, but hey, it’s Christmas, right? You might want to enjoy the whole mug yourself!
Here are the ingredients:
Mexican Hot Chocolate Mug Cake
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 2 tablespoons chopped toasted pecans
- 2 tablespoons bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons mini marshmallow
How to Make It
For each cake, combine all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, kosher salt, unsweetened cocoa, chopped toasted pecans, bittersweet chocolate chips, baking powder, and cinnamon in a small food-safe gift bag. Place mini marshmallows in a separate bag. Place both bags inside a 12-oz. microwavable mug.
To prepare each cake, stir whole milk, canola oil, and vanilla extract into the dry ingredients in mug. Microwave on HIGH until cake rises and is cooked through, 60 to 90 seconds. Remove from microwave; sprinkle marshmallows on top. Microwave on HIGH 5 more seconds. Serve immediately.
Here’s how I wrapped mine up to give away:
You might not be able to have everyone you love over for chocolate cake, but with this simple recipe, you might be able to give them all a cake of their own!
You can watch a video of the process here: