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Easy Chocolate Mug Cake Gift Idea with FREE Printables

Posted by  ·  June 6, 2018  ·  Last Updated: October 10, 2018

A chocolate mug cake is the perfect solution to chocolate craving and also makes a sweet little last minute gift!
you take the cake gift tag

Chocolate Mug Cake

Turn this chocolaty treat into a cute little gift with free printable gift tags.

chocolate mug cake with printable instructions

Place the chocolate mug cake ingredients into a plastic bag and place inside a cut mug.

chocolate mug cake ingredients in bag

Print off the tags. They are in black and white so they may be printed on a wide variety of colored card-stock.  Cut out the tags and punch a hole in the top of the tag and attach the tags to the mug handle or the plastic bag. Each mug will get two tags. One that says, “You take the cake!” and one with the chocolate mug cake instructions. If you like they could also be printed front and back to make one tag.

Free printable “You Take the Cake” gift tags and chocolate mug cake instructions

printable chocolate mug cake tags with instructions

I must admit this has become my secret weapon for chocolate cravings. Warm gooey chocolate cake in less than five minutes start to finish! Yum. I personally like it a bit underdone so it tastes more like a lava cake. If you want to cut back on fat and calories 1 Tablespoon of oil works great!

Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

you take the cake gift tag
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Chocolate Mug Cake

Rich gooey chocolate cake for one made in minutes.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 717 kcal
Author Cindy

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a microwave-safe mug; stir in milk, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract.
  2. Cook in microwave until cake is done in the middle, about 1 minute 45 seconds.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 717 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 466mg 19%
Potassium 211mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 97g 32%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 66g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 2.5%
Calcium 9%
Iron 17.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

chocolate mug cake

This recipe is delicious made gluten and dairy free. Because of this easy recipe, I am now able to have chocolate cake anytime! When I make this chocolate mug cake for myself I make the following changes.

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Mug Cake

1/4 cup gluten-free flour (my favorite blend)
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (it also works great with 1 Tablespoon if conscious about fat)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 cup Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips

 

you take the cake tag on mug cake

I was asked to bring a dessert to a girls gathering and made these to take.  I was able to gift a cute mug and then we all whipped up our own dessert! So fun and delicious!

chocolate mug cake gift

My family also loves this Toll House Pie when they need a sweet treat. It is for sure our family favorite.


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  1. Brad Hopper
    Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
    Stop what you are doing and make this right now! So easy a college guy can do it, and it tastes amazing!
  2. Deborah
    Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
    Yum! Great idea for anyone. Teachers, friends, children, etc. you can always make several and give with a mug.
  3. Josefina Cordova
    Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
    Super cute gift idea!! Thanks for sharing!!