Chocolate Mugcake - Kids in the kitchen

It’s pouring with rain and today seemed like the perfect day to make something with one small slightly bored child who was overdosing on Pokemon games.

I remembered seeing somewhere online about a 5 minute chocolate cake cooked in a mug in the microwave. Of course as usual I missed the actual chocolate cake in a mug craze, I’m usually two steps behind the pace. But I thought that might just be perfect for Isaac to make on a rainy day.

So we put on our aprons (he insists that I wear mine when I cook with him) and got the ingredients out to start. This is not the best chocolate cake in the world, but it’s pretty awesome if you are five years old and you made it yourself.

Chocolate Mugcake - Chef Isaac

  • 4 Tblspns sugar
  • 4 Tblsps of flour
  • 2 Tblspns cocoa
  • 1/2 tspn baking powder
  • 6 squares of chocolate chopped or 3 Tblspns chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tblspn of oil
  • 3 Tblspns buttermilk or milk
  • a dash of vanilla.
  • pinch of salt

Use a large mug for this, or divide the mixture between two mugs

First add your dry ingredients into the mug - sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt

Then crack in your egg - don’t get the shell in there!

Add in your oil, milk, vanilla and give it a good stir - make sure there are no lumps.

Lastly add in your chocolate chunks.

Put your mugcake in the microwave and keep a little eye on it until it starts to puff up over the top of your mug. Isaac’s took about one minute 30 seconds.

Be very careful when you take it out - it’s HOT -I took Isaac’s out for him.

You can tip it on to a plate - or just put a big scoop of icecream in the cup and eat it while it’s warm.

If you put big chocolate chunks in there, they will be melted and gooey.

Isaac was kind enough to share his chocolate cake with us.

Things Isaac learned making this cake.

  • If you have no chocolate chips you can chop chocolate
  • If you stir too hard, flour comes out of the cup
  • When cakes cook they puff up
  • When a cake is ready it’s springy on the top when you poke it
  • Cocoa has lumps in it - Mummy does not know why.
  • How to make the microwave go for one minute
  • Cake batter before it’s cooked does not taste that good.
  • It’s nice to share with the adults that are lingering around your plate

A great activity for kids on a rainy day, and a quick fun recipe if you
are having a chocolate cake emergency and you are all grown up.