Chocolate mug cake

Do you ever have an intense craving for dessert and there is none to be found? On those occasions, I love making mug desserts. In case you missed the craze, it’s all about mixing a couple quick ingredients in a mug, and throwing it in the microwave. It’s easy & perfect for one person craving sweets.

For awhile, I was thinking that microwave ovens were terrible for you. I read that they cause cancer (not true) and that they make your foods lose nutrients (also not true). I’ve been reading a lot of blogs on nutrition & health lately, and I’m getting a little frustrated that people are making claims about “natural” things without looking into them.

While I love being healthy, and natural things may indeed be a good route to health, they are not necessarily always better! I think at the end of the day, it is important to look to solid research to figure out what works & what doesn’t. Sometimes, natural health methods aren’t always well researched, but sometimes they are. It’s always good to check first on Google Scholar and be well informed before trying any new remedy. 🙂

Anyway, back to chocolate. Here’s a recipe for a quick easy & vegan chocolate mug cake. Enjoy! 🙂


Chocolate mug cake (adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
2-3 tsp olive oil
3 tablespoons milk of choice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Combine dry ingredients in a coffee mug.
  2. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients.
  3. Microwave 30-50 seconds.

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