Introduction: Hot Chocolate Mug Cake

Hey guys. This past week has been rainy and grey. Clearly this weather wanted me to chill out for the day. So, I made a couple of hot chocolate mug cakes. This 3-ingredient chocolate cake is topped with chocolate ganache, chocolate whipped cream and a chocolate smoke cloud. I hope you like chocolate ^_^

Double the recipe for large mugs


2 tbsp. cocoa powder

4 tbsp powdered sugar

1 large egg

chocolate chips

Whipped Cream:

1/3 c heavy cream

1/2 tsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp powdered sugar

Chocolate Ganache:

1/4 c heavy cream

1/4 c chocolate chips

You'll Need:

white candy melt

sandwich bag

parchment paper

piping bag & star tip




Step 1: Cake

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Add cake ingredients (sugar, cocoa powder, egg) directly to the cup and stir together until completely combined. Add as many chocolate chips as you'd like and microwave for 1 minute. Add an extra 15 seconds if you'd like.

Step 2: Chocolate Whipped Cream

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Combine the whipped cream ingredients (cream, cocoa, sugar) to a bowl and whip for a couple of minutes until stiff peak stage. Once they hold stiff peaks, stop whipping. If you do over whip and the cream begins to break, add a small amount of cream and whip again to bring it back to life.

Put the whipped cream in a piping bag with a star tip and allow to refrigerate until your ready to pipe.

Step 3: Chocolate Smoke

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This is what's going to create that perfect little touch to your hot chocolate mug cake.

Completely melt down the white chocolate or white candy melt in a small bowl. I microwave my candy melt in a bowl for 1 minute 30 seconds while stirring everything 30 seconds. Carefully place candy melt in a sandwich bag and cut off a corner.

On a sheet of parchment, create a smoke wave by piping a question mark shape and following through with a smaller wave and long tail (similar to a snake). Set this aside for about 5 minutes to harden.

Step 4: Chocolate Ganache

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In a small saucepan (or microwave) combine the chocolate and cream. If using the stove, heat on low heat and stir slowly until completely melted. It's a small enough batch to do without a double boiler, but be careful not to scorch the sauce.

Step 5: Putting It Together

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Spoon the chocolate ganache over the cake and tap the mug a few times to allow for the ganache to settle into any crevasses and create a smooth surface.

Pipe a swirl of chocolate whipped cream on top of the ganache.

Finish with a swirl of white chocolate smoke.

Dig in and enjoy :)


mrsnone (author)2016-05-23

Love this! Do you know how many calories are in this by chance? I could enter it into a recipe calculator, just thought if you knew it would be easier! :)

TinyBotics (author)2016-05-22

Looks delicious! :)

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