Introduction: Easy Hot Chocolate Mug Cake

Ever want cake but don't have enough time to bake one? Here's a simple recipe to try out using everyday ingredients.

Step 1: What You'll Need

What you'll need to bake this cake:

Dry Ingredients:
4 tablespoons of sugar
4 tablespoons of flour
A hot chocolate package (dark or regular, it doesn't matter much)

Wet Ingredients:
1 egg
4 tablespoons of milk
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
A dash of vanilla extract (optional)

A microwave
A microwave safe mug
A fork

Step 2: Mix the Dry Ingredients

Mix together the hot chocolate package, 4 tablespoons of flour, and 4 tablespoons of sugar.

Step 3: Mix Those Wet Ingredients

Start by adding the egg and stirring it throughly in the dry ingredients.

Next, add the 4 tablespoons of milk and the 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Stir those throughly as well.

Here's where you can add that dash of vanilla if you wish. It can give it a little more flavor, but it can make the cake a little moister than desired.

Make sure these ingredients are very well stirred and combined with the dry ones. Especially look to see if the egg is well blended.

Step 4: Bake the Cake

Next, you want to put the MICROWAVE SAFE mug in the microwave.

I stress the microwave safe mug because it WILL NOT bake if you do not use a microwave safe mug. It will leave the cake with the egg not incorporated well enough to be safe to eat. Please use a microwave safe mug...

(Alright worrying over)

Close the microwave and set it for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. It may take a little less time or a little more time depending on your microwave.

Now bake that cake!

Keep an eye out to make sure the cake does not rise over the edge of the mug. It can get a little messy if it does. Also, make sure the cake isn't burning.

Step 5: Check to See If the Cake Is Done

In order to make sure your cake is baked all the way, here's a simple tip.

Once the microwave stops running, open the door and carefully stick a fork in the center of your cake.

If it comes out with batter on it, put the cake in for a little bit more time.

If it comes out clear, the cake is ready to be enjoyed!

If you can't quite tell, this cake isn't exactly cake textured, but more of a bread pudding texture. You can use that to help determine if it is ready.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Carefully take the mug out of the microwave. It may be hot so check the temperature first.

You can eat this cake directly out of the mug if you want, or you can transfer it to a bowl or plate. (I personally like a bowl because of the toppings I use. )

Top the cake with whatever you wish, and enjoy! The center is likely very hot so be careful while enjoying this tasty treat.