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Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake
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Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake

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.

 

image of Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake by Intentionally Eat with Cindy Newland in a clear mug with a gold fork and a raspberry

 

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.

image of Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake by Intentionally Eat with Cindy Newland in a clear mug with a gold fork and raspberries

 

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.

 

image of Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake by Intentionally Eat with Cindy Newland in a clear mug with a gold fork and raspberries

 

 

Dense

Chocolatey

Fabulous

and

Fast!

 

Onto the recipe!

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Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake

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.

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 285kcal
Author Intentionally Eat with Cindy Newland

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

4 g Protein,  50 carbs, 7.5 g fat, 2.5 g fiber

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 

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or this Mint Chocolate Pots de Creme

 

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Did you make this Wacky Chocolate Mug Cake?

 

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Intentionally Eat,

Cindy

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28 Comments

  1. Michael

    Its not wacky!!! Its delicious! Why do you have to make those yummy shots so tempting?! Haha! Grerat job and thanks for sharing tips.Might do it our own way.

  2. Mayuri Patel

    I love these one mug easy to make microwavable cakes. Easy to make and a treat that takes care of the sweet tooth without too many calories. Love your egg free chocolate mug cake. Will try it out.

  3. Dalene Ekirapa


    Super yummy! I would really use a bite of your mug cake. Sweet and fudgy gets me all excited for such a dessert especially when right from the freezer!

  4. Lasonia

    This looks so delicious. I have got to try this recipe. I think it would be perfect to make with kids.

  5. Emily Fata

    Oh my goodness, this looks soooo delicious! This is a perfect recipe to whip up for these end of summer parties that are coming up.

  6. HilLesha

    My oldest son loves mug cakes. I’ll definitely have to try making a homemade one sometime!

  7. Crystal

    Mug cakes are the best! I love the simplicity to make! This one looks delicious!

  8. Dominique Brooks

    This looks delicious! Since I am losing weight, I need healthier options for desserts and snacks for when I get back to regular eating!

  9. tweenselmom

    That’s indeed wacky, imagine apple cider vinegar used to create a cake. I am curious about how this will taste like. Going to try it.

  10. Laura

    This looks so delicious and so cute in the mug. I would love to give this recipe a go

  11. Surekha-dreamingloud


    Mug cakes are so cute and neat to make. This one is definitely a must try. I will surely love it.

  12. Lasonia

    This recipe looks really yummy. I bet this would be fun to make with my son. I mean, who doesn’t love cake.

  13. Samar

    Coffee + Cake would be an awesome combination.

    would love to try it.

  14. Bree


    I had no idea you were supposed to add vinegar or that it could replace eggs!

  15. Stuff Around The Web

    Any recipe that has “Chocolate” in it, I LOVE to try that. Thanks for sharing a delicious Chocolate cake recipe with a Chocolate Lover Like me (hearteyes)

  16. mudpiefridays

    Wow, so delicious and easy recipe to make for the kids. I am sure my kids will love it like and will make their favorite.

  17. amy

    what a delicious looking recipe, its making me crave right now, guess I have to practice how to make it

  18. Arun Dahiya

    I love yummy mug cakes. This looks so tempting and healthy too. I am going to make it on Sunday. Thank you so much.

  19. Czjai

    Your mug cake looks really yummy! I love mine with nuts and berries, too. 🙂

  20. Crystal

    Oh my YUM. This looks so delicious! I would love to try this!

  21. Michael

    Did someone say chocolate? Where? Can I have some?! LOL thanks for sharing. I will comment to save for later reference.

  22. Valerie

    You had my attention with the words chocolate and fast, which is exactly how I like my chocolate most of the time. I’ve never heard of using vinegar in chocolate cake before. it sounds intriguing.

  23. Hailey

    This looks so good! I have never made a mug cake from scratch but I love how much healthier it is than the ones on store shelves. I never knew I could replace and egg with vinegar.. very cool! I may have to try this tonight. 🙂

  24. Olya AMANOVA

    Things you do look delicious and are the gourmand satisfaction personified. This particular masterpiece is my favorite so far. I loved it so very much.

  25. Arun Dahiya

    Wow. This looks so yummy and fulfilling. I am going to make it tomorrow. Mug cakes are one of my favourites.

  26. Jayashree Sengupta


    Oh!!!! I love yummylicious posts. And when its chocolate then nothing could beat it.

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