5-ingredient Vegan Chocolate Microwave Mugcake (in Strawberry Shortcake)
A chocolate mugcake has to be the best invention for someone who is craving chocolate cake!
All it takes is a quick mixing of ingredients in a measuring cup, pouring into a mug (at least 8 oz), and microwave at 1 min and 45+ seconds. How can you beat that in terms of speed for chocolate cake?
This recipe is quite fudgy, with the top being rather cake-like but the bottom like a fudge brownie. It is also not that sweet, with all sweetness depending on the chocolate chips you use. I used a 70% cacao brand but you can use a sweeter one. You also might want to add a tsp of brewed coffee to deepen the chocolate flavor.
And in this recipe, I took this quick chocolate cake and turned it into a chocolate strawberry shortcake. Perfect fast yet fancy dessert. The texture and flavor of this cake lends itself perfectly with whipped cream and fruit.
But you don’t have to do that! You can just spoon it directly out of the mug!
I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Grease a mug (about 8-10oz size) and dust with cacao powder.
- Create flax egg in a bowl - 1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water and let sit for 10 min.
- And melt chocolate chips in another bowl in a microwave - it took me two 25 sec intervals.
Stir up the ingredients in a measuring cup and pour into greased + cacao-powder-dusted mug.
Microwave uncovered around 1 min and 45 seconds. Depending of the mug size (and your microwave), you might have to put it back for another 15 seconds - I do that when I see it still a bit wet in the center on top.
Once cool, you are ready to eat it. Dollop on some whipped cream straight into the much, and eat it that way.
Make a Layered Dessert (as pictured)
- Let cool two minutes, run knife around sides to loosen, "tug" it out with a fork and pop it on a plate, upside down so the fudgy bottom is on top. Cool until cool to touch.
I slice the cake in half with a serrated knife - depending on how fudgy, it may not be that easy to slice but a serrated knife will help. Hold cake sideways, and "saw" the knife back and forth.
Fit the fudge bottom into a low bowl. I used Weck jars.
Layer fudge sauce, fruit, dollop on cream, and put the cake top on top, and top with more cream! So good!