When you need a single serving of cake – either because the cake being served does not meet your dietary requirements, or just because you need a treat, this 5 minute mug full of chocolatey joy is the perfect solution.
In a small bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
Crack egg into another small bowl and whisk until frothy.
Add remaining wet ingredients to egg and stir to combine.
Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix until just blended.
Scrape batter into a mug well greased with coconut oil. I used a larger latte mug that has a bigger bottom. Using a regular mug should also work fine, but it may impact cooking time slightly, and may make it more challenging to remove the cake from the mug.
Put in microwave for approximately one minute. Every microwave is different so you may want to start at 50 seconds and then microwave in 10 second increments until the centre of the cake is slightly springy to the touch.
Top with whipped cream, cream cheese frosting, peanut butter frosting, fresh berries, berry coulis or anything else you can imagine that would go well on chocolate cake. I feel as I could come up with 25 options!
Either add toppings directly to the mug, grab a spoon and dig in, or gently remove the cake from the mug, add toppings and enjoy!