recipe

Individual-serving mug cakes are berry easy to make for you and a friend!

safety
  • Uses the microwave
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 25 minutes
yield
  • Serves 2

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Gather Cooking Equipment

Dry measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Butter knife
2
bowls (1 medium microwave-safe, 1 small)
Whisk
Spoon
2
microwave-safe coffee mugs (11 ounces each or larger)
Oven mitts

Prepare Ingredients

¼ cup (1¼ ounces)
all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon
baking powder
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
3 tablespoons
semisweet chocolate chips
2
large eggs
¼ cup (1¾ ounces)
sugar
2 tablespoons
Dutch-processed cocoa powder
2 tablespoons
seedless raspberry jam
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon
salt
10
raspberries
1
 
¼ cup (1¼ ounces)
all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon
baking powder

MIX: In small bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.

 
2
 
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
3 tablespoons
semisweet chocolate chips

MELT: In medium bowl, combine butter and chocolate chips. Heat in microwave at 50 percent power for 1 to 2 minutes. Use spoon to stir mixture until smooth.

 
3
 
2
large eggs
¼ cup (1¾ ounces)
sugar
2 tablespoons
Dutch-processed cocoa powder
2 tablespoons
seedless raspberry jam
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon
salt

WHISK: Add eggs, sugar, cocoa, jam, vanilla, and salt to chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth. Add flour mixture and whisk until smooth.

 
4
 

DIVIDE: Use spoon to divide batter evenly between 2 coffee mugs.

 
5
 

COOK: Place mugs on opposite sides of microwave turntable. Cook at 50 percent power for 1 minute. Stop microwave and use spoon to stir batter in each mug, making sure to reach bottom of mug.

 
6
 

COOK MORE: Cook at 50 percent power for 1 more minute (batter will rise to below rim of mug and cake will look wet around edges—if edges are not set, cook at 50 percent power for 15 to 30 seconds more).

 
7
 
10
raspberries

COOL AND TOP: Use oven mitts to remove mugs from microwave, and let cool for 5 minutes. Place 5 raspberries on top of each cake.