Chocolate Caramel Mug Cake


It’s cold and it’s February; and I don’t know about you, but I need a little something to look forward to.  No, I’m not talking about a cruise or a flight to somewhere warm (though that would be nice!), but something sweet, creamy and chocolate to eat as a reward for sticking to my New Year’s resolutions.   Now, this little treat couldn’t be easier; you make it in a mug, and cook it in the microwave.  How hard it that? So, indulge and make one for yourself!  And with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, why not just double the recipe for you and your special person?

Diff:  Very easy    Prep:  10 min     Cook:  2 min     Yield:  1


  • 4 T all purpose flour

  • 4 T white sugar

  • 1/2 t baking powder

  • 1 egg

  • 2 1/2 T unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3 1/2 T milk

  • dash (2-5 drops) of vanilla extract

  • 3 1/2 T oil (canola, vegetable or sunflower)

  • 1 1/2 T caramel (ice cream topping) or 2 soft caramels


  • Combine all ingredients except caramel in an oversized coffee mug.

  • Whisk well with a fork until smooth.

  • Microwave on high for 50 seconds.  (Cake should be somewhat solid but still liquidy.)

  • Remove cup from microwave and add caramel sauce or caramels to the center of cake.  Push these down slightly so batter just covers the caramel.)

  • Microwave for an additional 40 seconds and check to see if batter is done.  If still gooey, cook for an additional 30 seconds.

  • Remove and cool for a few minutes before serving warm.

Of course, if you want even more of a major yum, feel free to top this delicious mug cake with whipped cream, chocolate shavings or chopped nuts!   Enjoy!

Until next time, wishing you and your families all of God’s blessings, good health and happy eating!






2 responses to “Chocolate Caramel Mug Cake

    • Hi Arielle: Thanks for commenting! I apparently enjoyed this so much that my husband asked what I was eating, so I had to make another almost immediately for him to nosh down on!
      Smiles, Maria

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