Friday, May 10, 2013

Chocolate Jar Cake

OK...don't hate! This was the only photo of the actual cake that I have. Down below I have photos of before the cake was cooked and after the cake was eaten. After the jar cake was ready, I was way too eager to eat it. This pictured bite was right before I remembered I was supposed to take photos before scarfing the cake down. Oops, guess you'll have to make one yourself! After all, it only takes a few minutes :)

This is a perfect pre-mother's day food to show Mommy some extra love, right?

My first time making mug/jar cake was when I was still in middle school. It seems like ages ago. Perhaps it's been seven years? What I remember is browsing on Internet Explorer on the huge monitor that seems obsolete these days. I'm not quite sure how I found it, but boy oh boy, I was beyond excited.

How it ended was with a spongy, rubbery cake overflowing my souvenir mug with a middle school girl sighing in disappointment. Since then, I've been skeptical of every mug cake I've come across.

No fears though! This is very cake like, what I desire in every chocolate cake: moist, chocolatey, fluffy, satisfying... It's perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth. 

Now I know it's not "healthy", but it's healthy for the soul (I've been doing too much yoga these days if there's such a thing). Plus, it's a single serving size, so you can't really over-indulge, right? (Unless you're actually not lazy and make another one.) Anyways, enjoy!

Chocolate Jar Cake: slightly altered from here
Recipe: serves 1
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 Tbsp oil
1/8 cup chocolate chips

1. In a mug or glass jar, combine the dry ingredients. Whisk together.
2. Add the milk, oil, and chocolate chips. Mix well.
3. Microwave for 1 minute on high.

- I used 1 Tbsp AP flour & 1Tbsp oatmeal; feel free to use any flour, but consistency may change.
- For the sugar, I used brown sugar, but use any sweetener, altering amount based on personal taste.
- My soy milk is a bit vanilla-y so this was a nice addition!
- Microwave settings may alter, so finding the perfect time will result you with the best jar cake! Mine took 50 seconds.

With Love,

Mothers out there, have a blessed weekend with the family :) 



  1. I love mug cakes! I've seen the cookie ones too, but I have yet to try them!

    xo Lisa
    Making Life's Lemons

    1. Hey Lisa! I've never heard of the cookie ones, so I'll need to find one to try! I hope you enjoy this :)

  2. that looks delicious! i need to try this as soon as I get home!

    - Janine

  3. Thanks for the comment on my blog, This looks yummy, can't wait to try it!
    Laura. xx

    Enter my Bag Giveaway

  4. Delicious!!!
    Nice blog!!!!
    Would you like to follow each other?

  5. Alright, I'm doing it now, I'll let you know how it turns! Thanks for passing by my blog and commenting, do you wanna follow each other with GFC and bloglovin? let me know in my blog!

    tons of love hun!


  6. This looks so good grace!! Definitely going to make this soon, maybe for my mom tonight! :) xx

  7. pretty pictures!! looks yummy!

  8. Ok guess what I'm having for dessert tonight? Love recipes like this, thanks!

  9. This recipe didn't look like it's so bad for I wrong? ??


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