Okay, food confession time. When I was a kid, I LOVED McCain’s Deep ‘n Delicious chocolate cake. My mom never baked chocolate cake, so Deep ‘n Delicious is the chocolate cake that has all my warm and fuzzy nostalgic childhood memories. I’m pretty sure it’s a Canadian thing, so if you have no idea what I’m talking about, I don’t blame you. Basically, DND (as it shall now be known) is a frozen chocolate cake with star shaped chocolate frosting piped on top.
I haven’t had DND in ages, but what I remember loving about it was the fact that there was always cake on had. It was frozen, but magically easy to slice and enjoy at all times of the day (whenever my mom wasn’t in the kitchen). This mug cake is almost as easy as pulling a pre-made cake out of the freezer, but it has the bonus of being warm.
Like most mug cake recipes out there, this whipped up in a flash. I mixed all my ingredients in a glass measuring cup, poured and microwaved. I really, really wanted this to be my grown-up version of DND but it fell a little short. I’m not sure if I’m a fan of mug cakes, partially because they’re done in the microwave. I love the idea of single serving, but haven’t had a mug recipe that’s wowed me. Do you guys have any fast favourites?
2 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe via Lucky Peach
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 3 tablespoons neutral oil
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
- small splash vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- 1 microwave safe mug
- icing sugar, if desired
Stir together the egg, milk and oil in your mug. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla. Microwave for 2 minutes. The cake will rise above the mug, so place a plate underneath if it makes your nervous. Cool in the mug and then enjoy, either straight from the mug, or tipped out onto a plate. Sprinkle with icing sugar, if desired.