This Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake is rich, fudgy, and super easy to make. This mug cake is whisked together in a mug and microwaved for the easiest cake you will ever make. It takes 5 minutes from start to finish and with no eggs, no milk and no butter it is naturally vegan.
Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake
When I weighed nearly 300 lbs, I would have tried one of those new single serving cakes in a heartbeat. You know the ones that are stocked on the end caps in the grocery store just beckoning you to put one or two in your shopping cart.
Have you looked at the ingredients list? Some of the brands are better than others, however they all have cholesterol, more fat and more calories than this mug cake. You might think the cake ingredients are okay, but just look at the single serve icing packets. Whoa! Chemical crud.
Now that I have lost 125 lbs and know better, I make this Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake. Less calories. No cholesterol. Delish! Sometimes you want a little dessert, but you don’t want to overindulge, so this is the cake for you.
Do you know the history of the Wacky Cake?
Wacky cakes are also called crazy cake, depression cake and World War II cake. Unlike most cakes it requires no eggs, butter or milk so it may have been created during WWII due to rationing when those products were scarce.
Why add vinegar to a cake?
As an acid, vinegar is often included in cake recipes. It reacts with baking soda and starts the chemical reaction necessary to produce carbon dioxide, which gives the batter a lift as it bakes.
Can vinegar replace an egg in a cake?
One tablespoon of vinegar along with one tablespoon of baking soda can replace one egg in cakes or quick breads. You can use both white or apple cider vinegar.
Onto the recipe!
Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tsp cocoa, unsweetened
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 3/4 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 Tbsp water
- In a large mug, stir together the dry ingredients.
- Add wet ingredients and mix well.
- Microwave on 50% power for approximately 3 minutes. If your microwave doesn't have 50% power option, microwave for 1 minute. Enjoy!
I top this Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake with a few dark chocolate chips, raspberries, strawberry jam, nuts or this Easy Dairy Free Hot Fudge Sauce. YUM!
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If you love this Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake, check out this Chocolate Avocado Pudding
or this Mint Chocolate Pots de Creme
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