After seeing dozens of these mug cakes on Pinterest, the children and I finally got around to making some. The recipe was so easy for the kids to manage that they were thrilled with their chocolately creations. My daughter cut the sugar in her mug by 1/2 and we couldn’t taste a difference.
Here’s the recipe:
In a small bowl, combine 4T flour, 4T sugar, 3T unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4t baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Combine. Now add 1 egg, 3T oil, 3T milk, and 1/4 t vanilla. Mix well and pour into a regular sized mug that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Push two unwrapped caramel candies just under the surface of the batter. Microwave for about 1 minute 30 seconds. You might have to adjust a bit less or more depending on what results you like. We like gooey, so 1 minute 20 seconds sufficed.