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.
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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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.
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.
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!
Ohhhhhh I want a mug cake. It looks doable too. I’m not very good with desserts, really. I get easily intimidated.
This looks so delicious. I have got to try this recipe. I think it would be perfect to make with kids.
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.
My oldest son loves mug cakes. I’ll definitely have to try making a homemade one sometime!
Mug cakes are the best! I love the simplicity to make! This one looks delicious!
This looks delicious! Since I am losing weight, I need healthier options for desserts and snacks for when I get back to regular eating!
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.
This looks so delicious and so cute in the mug. I would love to give this recipe a go
Mug cakes are so cute and neat to make. This one is definitely a must try. I will surely love it.
This recipe looks really yummy. I bet this would be fun to make with my son. I mean, who doesn’t love cake.
Coffee + Cake would be an awesome combination.
would love to try it.
I had no idea you were supposed to add vinegar or that it could replace eggs!
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)
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.
what a delicious looking recipe, its making me crave right now, guess I have to practice how to make it
I love yummy mug cakes. This looks so tempting and healthy too. I am going to make it on Sunday. Thank you so much.
Your mug cake looks really yummy! I love mine with nuts and berries, too. 🙂
Oh my YUM. This looks so delicious! I would love to try this!
Did someone say chocolate? Where? Can I have some?! LOL thanks for sharing. I will comment to save for later reference.
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.
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. 🙂
I’ve never attempted a mug cake before but this looks fairly straightforward. Maybe I’ll try it. Hahaha. Wish me luck!
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.
Wow. This looks so yummy and fulfilling. I am going to make it tomorrow. Mug cakes are one of my favourites.
Oh!!!! I love yummylicious posts. And when its chocolate then nothing could beat it.
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