The first time I tried making a mug cake, it turned out rubbery, completely disappointing and most of it ended up in the trash. I gave up on the entire concept of microwave baking until I found another mug cake recipe and decided to give this one the benefit of the doubt. Personal growth it seems, ladies and gents, that now allows me to reconsider things that I’ve once vehemently written off.
I am pleased to announce that this small leap of faith turned out to be the latest addition to my Chocoholics Anonymous Hall of Fame.
For those of you who are new here, the Chocoholics Anonymous (CA) title is given to only the most chocolicious, deadly, gooey, decadent and sinister of all chocolate cakes worthy of fearful adoration. Call it the crème de la crème of all chocolate cakes, the best of the best out there!
So far, only these two have made it to the list:
Today, we add this surprising Microwave Fudge Brownie in a mug to this elite list.
This one might be the fudgiest of them all, because I, a self-proclaimed chocoholic, needed three sittings to finish one mug cake. It was too rich, too gorgeous and too good to finish it in one go.
And did I mention that this is an egg-less, butter-less – completely vegan dense fudge brownie that is ready in under 5 minutes from start to finish?
Just combine all the ingredients in a microwavable mug, microwave for a minute* and serve!
Seriously, find an excuse to make this one for yourself, and you will never ever look down on microwave mug cakes ever again!
Because of it’s intense richness, I would advise topping this with either whipped cream or ice-cream. And although I would normally not advise this, share it with someone you love. Preferable another chocoholic. Do not share with those who think chocolate is just another ingredient that bakers use and kids love (ahem, looking at you husband!). This cake is wasted on the muggles.
Thanks Gemma Stafford of Bigger Bolder Baking for this amazing recipe!
Some things to remember:
1. My microwave gives an 800W output. And it took me about 1.5 minutes to cook these. With higher wattage, reduce cooking time (1200W = 1minute)
2. Cool the cake completely before digging in.
3. Use a microwavable mug that can hold atleast 1 cup of water (235ml) with a quarter cup room to spare. The cake rises a little while cooking, and you’ll need that extra room.