Molten Chocolate Cake and “Blog of the Year” Award

This is going to be one of those posts that may change your life. And the subject is simple: cakes in mugs. You, yes, you, can make a cake in a mug. And you can do it in five minutes (plus baking, but, hey, how much work is that?) The cocoa powder gives the cake a really nice dark chocolate flavor. I even added chocolate chips to the center to give it a nice milk chocolatey touch (because, you know, dark chocolate and milk chocolate are not mutually exclusive)

I found the recipe from here and I followed this method to make the cake in a mug in the oven.

But I will warn you: this cake is so easy to whip up you’ll be tempted to make it daily, perhaps! And they’re personal-sized, so no need to share! It’s yours and all yours. So, what are you waiting for?


  • 1 tbsp and 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • a handful of chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350F. Mix all of the ingredients together and pour half of the batter into a lightly buttered/greased mug. Add chocolate chips to the center and then pour the remaining batter on top. Bake for about 25minutes. Repeat if you lack self control.

Blog of The Year 2013 AwardAs the title suggests, I was nominated for the “Blog of the Year” Award! Thank you, Jhuls, for nominating me! This award is unlike other awards because it doesn’t end with one nomination! Each time you get nominated by a different  blog for this award you earn another ‘star’; there are six stars in total to collect.

The rules of this award are as follows:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3 Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4 Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award via this link –

5 You can now also join the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook page – click the link here and share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6 And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog … and start collecting stars…

Here are my nominees:

Gather and Graze

Salt, Pepper and a Dollop of Cream

Butter and Sprinkles

Taste by Taste

An Inspired Cook


Congratulations, everyone!

4 thoughts on “Molten Chocolate Cake and “Blog of the Year” Award

  1. Oh bother. I wish you hadn’t posted that mug cake recipe. I thought they were microwave only (I don’t have a microwave) but now I have no excuses. I can barely do my jeans up as it is…

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