Schmutzie's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Microwave Mug Cake

Like everybody else on this planet, I get cravings for cake, but there are only two humans in this house, and I don't want an entire cake sitting around here tempting me until I eat the whole thing, so I researched single-serving microwave mug cakes. I tried several different varieties, but I wasn't impressed with most of the ones I came across, so I did what you do when the world doesn't have what you need: I lived off trial mug cakes until I finally invented

Schmutzie's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Coconut Microwave Mug Cake.

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Melt for about 30 seconds in a large mug in the microwave:

3 tbsp butter

Stir in until fairly goopy and smooth:

2 tbsp white sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar, firmly packed

Stir in:

3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp whisked egg
splash of vanilla, optional

Mix in with a fork until smooth:

4 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp cocoa, absolutely heaping

Stir in:

3 tbsp chocolate chips
1 or 2 tbsp coconut

Microwave on high for approximately 2.5 minutes in a regular 1000-watt microwave. It takes about 2 minutes in my higher-powered 1200-watt microwave.

Let the cake cool in the mug for 5 to 10 minutes.

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You can eat the cake right out of the mug, but I like to dump it out and pretend to eat it properly with a fork on a plate. It should dump out fairly cleanly. This is the magic of baking with heaps of butter.

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can eat the whole thing, but this recipes turns out a sizable hunk of chocolate cake, so I like to split it with a friend. In this instance, I chose the Palinode:

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What is the Palinode's take on this invention of mine?

If you put icing on this thing, I wouldn't have known it was a microwaveable mug cake. 5 STARS. WOULD EAT AGAIN.

He insisted on those all-caps, so I take this as high praise.

I invented yummy chocolate cake that you can microwave in a mug. The future is delicious. Enjoy, and pass it on!


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