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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal

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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30 Comments

  1. 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. 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. 5 stars
    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. 5 stars
    Mug cakes are so cute and neat to make. This one is definitely a must try. I will surely love it.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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. 🙂

  9. Hi! I love how informative and great your articles are. Can you recommend any other blogs that share recipes of Indian Curries or authentic Indian cuisine? Thanks a lot!

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