Chocolate Mug Cake- gluten-free, top 8 allergen free

One of our customers asked us back in the fall if mug cake could be made out of our chocolate cake and cupcake mix. We knew it was possible, we just hadn’t ever done it. Once the holiday season was over, this was the first new recipe we set out to create. It was a one and done. This is not always the case, but we made this mug cake recipe once, and it was perfect. We proceeded to make this mug cake daily. Not to mention that when we made it, we made multiple of them. They disappeared off the counter almost as fast as they were done.  These chocolate mug cakes are that good and only take 1 minute to make.  For real, these need to be on repeat in your house just like they are in ours.  All they take is a few ingredients, a mug, and a spoon.

My husband, our toughest food critic and dessert lover cannot get enough of these.  He has a sweet tooth and loves having dessert every night after dinner, even if it’s just something small.  These are one of his all time favorite desserts!  He has even come to the point that he wanted to learn how to make them himself so he can have them whenever he wants.  Trust me, that’s a first.  He’s an amazing cook, but he doesn’t bake.  When he wants something so much he’s willing to learn to “bake” (ok these only take a microwave. but still.), you know they’re amazing.  So simple to make and so fast you can make them anytime!

We loved these chocolate mug cakes so much we decided to sell them for both Valentine’s Day as individual mixes, and through one of our distributors. They have been a hit there. We kept getting questions from our customers that already had our chocolate cake and cupcake mix if they could get the recipe so they too could make them. You know we love to give you all the recipes you want, so here is the recipe so you all can make these amazing chocolate mug cakes too. Our Rustic Scoop™ Chocolate Cake and Cupcake Mix makes 7 mug cakes.  If you don’t already have one of these mixes, head on over to grab some.  You will not be disappointed.

Rustic Scoop™ Chocolate Mug Cake


Chocolate Mug Cake


84g Rustic Scoop™ Chocolate Cake Mix

3 Tablespoons Milk of choice

1 ⅓ Tablespoons Oil of choice

1 ⅓ Tablespoons Egg whites or ¾ Tablespoon Aquafaba (garbanzo bean water)

⅛ teaspoon Vanilla extract

⅛ teaspoon White vinegar


Prepare a 15 ounce coffee mug with non-stick spray. Weigh the Rustic Scoop Chocolate Cake Mix in the mug (yes, weighing is very important here.  Next, add all of the wet ingredients.  Stir with a spoon until well combined.  Microwave on high for 1 minute and 15 seconds or until a toothpick comes out clean. A full Rustic Scoop™ Chocolate Cake Mix makes 7 mug cakes.  Enjoy!

If you would like to top your mug cake, you can make a simple chocolate or white chocolate ganache.  While your mug cake is cooling, melt 2 Tablespoons chocolate or white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 20 seconds.  Stir until melted.  If it needs longer, microwave in 5-10 second increments until it is melted, stirring in between.  You can drizzle the melted chocolate on its own or add 1-2 teaspoons of milk to make a ganache.  If you like a fudgy ganache, use cold milk, then let the ganache sit for a few minutes while it thickens.  If you like a thinner ganache, microwave your milk and chocolate together.  Then you can add sprinkles if you would like as well.

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