Easy Chocolate Mug Cake Gift Idea with FREE Printables
A chocolate mug cake is the perfect solution to chocolate craving and also makes a sweet little last minute gift!
Chocolate Mug Cake
Turn this chocolaty treat into a cute little gift with free printable gift tags.
Place the chocolate mug cake ingredients into a plastic bag and place inside a cut mug.
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
- You Take the Cake Gift Tag
- Chocolate Mug Cake instructions
- Chocolate Mug Cake instructions using 1 Tablespoon of oil
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
Chocolate Mug Cake
Rich gooey chocolate cake for one made in minutes.
- 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
- Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a microwave-safe mug; stir in milk, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract.
- Cook in microwave until cake is done in the middle, about 1 minute 45 seconds.
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
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!
My family also loves this Toll House Pie when they need a sweet treat. It is for sure our family favorite.