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CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO MUG CAKE

Ingredients

  1. All purpose flour- 3 tbsp
  2. Instant coffee powder-1 tsp
  3. Drinking chocolate powder or sweetened cocoa powder-2 tbsp
  4. Sugar- 2 1/2 to 3  tbsp
  5. Baking powder- 1/4 tsp
  6. Milk- 2tbsp
  7. Egg- 1 no
  8. Oil-2 tbsp
  9. Vanilla extract-1/2 tsp



Method

  • In a mixing bowl combine all purpose flour,coffee powder,sugar and baking powder.Mix well.
  • Add milk,egg ,oil and vanilla extract,stir with a fork ,just until combined.
  • Pour this into a greased mug and microwave on high for  90 seconds( or a few seconds more) until cooked through.(DO NOT OVER COOK)
  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or simply dust with powdered sugar.
ENJOY!!!!!
NOTE: you can use cocoa powder instead of drinking chocolate mix ,in that case add 1 or 2 tsp more  sugar according to your taste.

sending this to any one can cook event at taste of pearl city

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80 Comments

  • Reply
    Az
    January 31, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I am so drooling here.. can I grab a mug??

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    Faseela
    January 31, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    wow….perfectly made mug cake….lovely clicks

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    Priya Suresh
    January 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Super tempting mug cake,looks absolutely divine and inviting..

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    PrathibhaSreejith
    January 31, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Wow, very cute looking mug cakes 🙂 Fab clicks as well..

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    divya
    January 31, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Super tempting cake,looks absolutely divine and inviting..

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    Sravs
    January 31, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    so soft and very tempting mug cake !! As usual great clicks dear!!

    Ongoing Event – CC-Chocolate Fest

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    Jehanne
    January 31, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    amazing shots and what a novel idea to use the mugs, I love those clicks

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    Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights
    February 1, 2012 at 12:03 am

    very impressive!!!

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    Umm Mymoonah
    February 1, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Very nice pictures, thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook.

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    Gopika Ram
    February 1, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Woww.. thats so yummy.. Love this cake 🙂

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    Reshmi Mahesh
    February 1, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Tempting cake and lovely clicks…

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    farah saleem
    February 1, 2012 at 4:08 am

    oh i love theserecipes which u can make in a mug!! they look so sophisticated…:D

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    @lekshmi
    February 1, 2012 at 5:13 am

    nice recipe and great clicks….

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    Paula @ Blooms 'n' Spades
    February 1, 2012 at 5:21 am

    What delicious looking mug cakes! I think it might be quite dangerous to my waistline to be able to bake something this quickly though 😉 Love your photographs and am glad to have found your site.

    Paula @ Spoons 'n' Spades
    http://psealey.blogspot.com

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    Mythreyi
    February 1, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Looks so perfect treat for upcoming V-Day, Book marked it Dear..

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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    Daisy Roshan
    February 1, 2012 at 7:22 am

    i feel like copying this concept as such…simply cool & awesome..kudos for all that photography ideas…

    i am hosting the Kerala Kitchen event for this month…do participate…

    cheers

    roshan

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    Unknown
    February 1, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Mog cake looks so inviting and delicious. Superb!!!!

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    Radhika
    February 1, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Fascinating clicks. Lovely set up makes me want to forget all about the cakes vidhya.

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    Elpiniki
    February 1, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Sounds great! And great presentation too!

  • Reply
    Ganga Sreekanth
    February 1, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Delicious and mouthwatering . Excellent preparation.

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    Aetiquette
    February 1, 2012 at 11:28 am

    How to make it eggless?

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      Kurryleaves
      February 3, 2012 at 9:24 am

      try adding 2 to 2 1/2 tbsp of yogurt instead of the egg…

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      Magnolia South
      August 15, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      Applesauce is usually the preferred substitute. For each egg use 1/4 c. applesauce. You can also use a banana but believe it or not, applesauce doesn't impart a lot of flavor.

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    Mélange
    February 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Came out well for you.Nice clicks.

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    Ramya
    February 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    ive tried mug chocolate cake before, but not added coffee powder. will sure try it…yours look so yummy

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    Love2cook Malaysia
    February 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I'm here to grab both mugs! Can't stop drooling!

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    Unknown
    February 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Wow love ur presentation and the mug cake..looks super tempting

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    Unknown
    February 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Innovative idea.

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    Aarthi
    February 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    This looks awesome..Yummy Recipe

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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    Neha
    February 1, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    OMG…this is making me drool…Awesome cake….

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    Manju
    February 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    just perfect 🙂

  • Reply
    Unknown
    February 1, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    wow, this looks so simple and amazing.

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    MyFudo™
    February 2, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Mug cakes are romantic…I have a couple mug as gift for my husband. It may just be a great idea to make this a couple mug cake to serve for feb 14. Thanks for sharing!

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    Unknown
    February 2, 2012 at 5:09 am

    wow…perfectly made cakes…looks delicious…n loved ur clicks !

    http://onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

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    Priya dharshini
    February 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Beautiful clicks…it luks more romantic and wonderful treat for a couple..

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    Richa
    February 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    ooooh i love quick desserts in a cup! super cute cake and i love those hearts!

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    hotpotcooking
    February 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Nice clicks. Looks tempting esp those hearts…Happy 2 follow u

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    cookbookjaleela
    February 5, 2012 at 5:06 am

    very tempting mug cake

  • Reply
    Saba Lashay
    February 5, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Wow LOVE this ! So tempting !

  • Reply
    Hema
    February 8, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Superb pictures, can't take my eyes of them, following U just for those hearts, do drop in by my space sometime..

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    sapna
    February 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Hi! 2 questions:
    1. Are the ingredient quantities for 1 mug cake or 2?
    2. What do u mean by "1 no" for the egg?

    Thanks! Great pictures! 🙂

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      Kurryleaves
      February 14, 2012 at 5:14 am

      Thank you all for your kind words…
      @ sapna…the quantities mentioned here is just for a single mug cake… "1 no" egg means one egg…

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    Blake
    August 30, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Watch out… Quickly (25-30 sec) overflows the cup in the microwave, all over the place…

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      MommyCoolJ
      February 4, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      Blake, I was concerned about that before I made it so I used an oversized mug first time out to see how full it would get. My advice is do not use a 6-8oz mug; bc of rising, it definitely is going to overflow.
      I used a 16oz mug and it puffed up to abt 1-2/3 full; pretty generous little cake! I also used Gluten-free flour, xanthan gum right along with the remaining ingredients. Perhaps the xanthan gum and baking powder caused mine to rise a bit extra?

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    Mary
    November 10, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Worked great. Thanks. I used an oversized mug.

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      Kurryleaves
      July 17, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Thank You Mary for the feedback!!!

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    PAP
    December 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I just made this cake and it came out great!! I added 1 tblsp of chopped nuts and it was great, moist, awesome, not eggy…..try it!

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      Kurryleaves
      July 17, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      so happy that it came out great!!! Thank you for the feedback….HApppy cooking!!!
      Vidya

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    MommyCoolJ
    February 4, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I used Cocoa powder + 2 extra TBSP of Sugar, a Gluten-free flour mixture + Xanthan Gum. All other ingredients remained, including the Baking Powder. The texture is amazing, the taste is so rich, too. After a few minutes of waiting to cool, I couldn't stand it any longer and I put some whipped cream on top

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      Kurryleaves
      July 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      Thank you for sharing the GF version…glad that you enjoyed it!!!
      Regards

      Vidya

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    Unknown
    February 5, 2014 at 2:46 am

    I tried this and it came out very dense, possibly from the egg? Any suggestions to make the texture more cake like? I love the idea of it!

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      Kurryleaves
      March 4, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      It can become dense ,if you over cook the mug cake.
      May be next time you should cook for like ……80 or 85 seconds…do let me know…okie!!!

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    little kaatie
    February 25, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    is coffee powder the same as granules? littlekaatie.blogspot.com

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      Kurryleaves
      February 25, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      You can use coffee powder or granules (1/2 to 1 tsp – according to your taste)

      Happy cooking
      Vidya

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    sush
    March 11, 2014 at 9:56 am

    i have tried this recipe must say it was a delight. the cake was so yummy and my lil one gobbled it up. also have tried various recipes keep posting u r doing a great job.

    regards
    sush

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      Kurryleaves
      March 31, 2014 at 11:58 am

      Thank you for your encouraging works,,,,Im so so happy that ur lil one liked it…
      Hugs
      Vidya

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    Unknown
    May 28, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Came Out AMAZING – Moist and delicious!

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      Kurryleaves
      July 17, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      Thank you for the feedback Tennillle!!!Happy cooking!!
      Vidya

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    Rose
    June 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    I love this! I used a Keurig hot chocolate cup thing instead of cocoa powder and coffee, and added an additional oil tbsp instead of an egg. It was great!

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      Kurryleaves
      July 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you Rose for sharing the eggless version…i think i should give it a try with an additional tbsp of oil next time….
      Regards
      Vidya

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    Maitane
    August 17, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Done it today at home and the family has absolutely loved it! My grandfather was amazed with the time it took me to make something so delicious!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Unknown
    September 18, 2014 at 5:55 am

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    Unknown
    November 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Do we need to preheat the oven or not?is mug safe to use in convention mode in the micro oven

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    Unknown
    June 4, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    my heart attach with this cake's heart…. lovelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy……….

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    Unknown
    September 19, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Yummy, the texture is nice and it taste great. Bake it for 90 seconds.

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    Unknown
    November 14, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I used coconut oil in recipe and to grease mug, yummy!

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    Unknown
    November 14, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I used coconut oil in recipe and also to grease mug, yummy.

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    Loly& Faddah
    November 30, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Did it just now. And it is WOW
    Thank you

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    Diane
    January 24, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Just made this wonderful recipe, and after reading though the comments we used smaller cups(tea cup size), and split the full mixture between the two. I also halved the sugar. The resulting desserts were fantastic!! Thankyou so much – I'll be working my way through the rest of your recipes.

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      Kurryleaves
      March 8, 2016 at 7:55 am

      Thank you all for the feedback.Happy cooking
      Vidya

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    karebu
    February 11, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    I tried this but the bottom half of my mug was still wet (entire lump) while the top half turned out fine. Anyone knows why?

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      Kurryleaves
      March 8, 2016 at 8:05 am

      so sorry that it dint work well for you.Next time try and cook it for few more seconds.

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    manish
    August 6, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    I tried this and it was delicious….yummmm

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    Cherylz Tales
    November 25, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I added 1/2 tbsp kahlua… Yum ��

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    Unknown
    December 5, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Just tried it. Yummy. So easy.thanks.

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    Unknown
    July 16, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Mine was dry any suggestions?

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      Kurryleaves
      September 29, 2017 at 11:10 am

      It can turn dry ,if you over cook the mug cake.next time microwave for 80 to 85 sec and see.
      Regards
      Vidya

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    Harsha
    January 7, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Hi vidya… tried your mug cake…it came out really well…But the only problem was that sugar settled to the bottom making the cake more sweet at the bottom. What sugar do you use?

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    Kurryleaves
    January 16, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    HI Harsha ,Thank you for the feedback.I have used fine granulated sugar.Sugar may settle at the bottom of the mug if the crystals are large and do not dissolve.So next time make the sugar finer using a coffee grinder or a blender.Hope this helps.
    Happy cooking
    Vidya

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    Harsha
    January 17, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Thank you so much dear…

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