recipe

Gooey, chocolatey goodness can be yours in just 15 minutes.

safety
  • Uses a microwave
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 30 minutes
yield
  • Serves 2

hey curious cook—

Have you heard about our Young Chefs’ Club? Members get a themed (and kid-tested) box delivered each month!

Prepare ingredients

¼ cup
all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon
baking powder
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
3 tablespoons
bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
2
large eggs
¼ cup
sugar
2 tablespoons
cocoa powder
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon
salt

Gather Cooking Equipment

2
bowls (1 small, 1 medium microwave-­safe)
Whisk
Spoon
2
coffee mugs (11 ounces each or larger, microwave-safe)
Oven mitts
1
 
¼ cup
all-­purpose flour
½ teaspoon
baking powder

In small bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.

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

In medium microwave-­safe bowl, combine butter and chocolate chips. Heat in microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute. Stop microwave and stir mixture with spoon. Heat in microwave at 50 percent power until melted, about 1 minute. Remove bowl from microwave.

Melting butter and chocolate

 
3
 
2
large eggs
¼ cup
sugar
2 tablespoons
cocoa powder
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon
salt

Add eggs, sugar, cocoa, vanilla, and salt to chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth.

 
4
 

Add flour mixture and whisk until smooth. Use spoon to divide batter evenly between 2 coffee mugs.

 
5
 

Place mugs on opposite sides of microwave turntable. Cook in microwave 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 in microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute (batter will rise to just below rim of mug and cake should look slightly wet around edges—if top still looks very wet, cook in microwave at 50 percent power for another 15 to 30 seconds).

 
7
 

Use oven mitts to remove mugs from microwave and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm.