Chocolate Almond Mug Cake
Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: plenty for 2 to share
need a small portion of dessert in under 5 minutes? Try this Chocolate Almond Mug Cake!
  • 2 Tablespoons self rising flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1½ Tablespoons natural almond butter
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable or olive oil
  • ½ extra-large egg or 1 medium (beat in a separate bowl and add to mixture)
  • 2 teaspoons mini chocolate chips
  1. Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a small bowl. Pour half of batter into mug, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips. Pour remaining batter on top and sprinkle with another teaspoon of chocolate chips.
  2. Microwave for 45 seconds (more or less depending on the strength of your microwave).
  3. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and drizzle of chocolate syrup and/or a scoop of ice cream.
Re cooking time, obviously all microwaves have different strengths. I imagine the low end cooking time would be 30 seconds and the high end would be ~1 minute 30 seconds. Just keep checking every 10-15 seconds or so until you figure out what works for you. Mine cooked perfectly in 45 seconds. The more you microwave it, the drier you're cake will be. You want it to look a little glossy on top- think chocolate lava cake. You could even add some frosting to the top of this if you want!

If you don't have almond butter, you could sub peanut butter or Nutella.
Recipe by Nutritious Eats at