In the Kitchen | Mocha Mug Cake

Mocha Mug Cake - BP.jpg

I am a chocolate lover through and through, and when this cake came out of the microwave (a little doubtful, but extremely hopeful) I knew I found the recipe I've been dreaming about. I've always loved the idea of a single serve cake in a mug, but after spending hours pouring through Pinterest and following each recipe to a 'T', I was always left feeling disappointed. Now, you may be thinking, "What did you do differently this time?" I believe the key in making this recipe fulfill all of my hopes and expectations was the ingredients themselves! 

First I started with the coffee! The Legend, dark roast was a perfect pairing in this cake. Then I chose the chocolate, Divine Chocolates 55% dark semi-sweet baking bar. Our friends at Divine chocolates, a fellow B Crop, not only care about the chocolates they produce, but they also believe in the people who made their bars possible. After all, the company is co-owned by the farmers themselves!

Knowing where the ingredients directly came from, made me enjoy this cake that much more!

WHAT YOU NEED:

3 Tablespoons Flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Chocolate (Melted)
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Brewed Coffee (Aeropress)
2 Tablespoons Milk
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla

DIRECTIONS:

Step 1 | Make Coffee

  • Start by making a concentrated coffee brew for this cake. Making this Aeropress recipe by using this dark roast Legend coffee, will give you the perfect combo!
  • Save brewed coffee for later.
Aeropress Coffee

Step 2 | Melt Chocolate

  • Start by breaking off a few pieces of the Divine Chocolate Baking Bar and placing them in a double boiler. However, in this post I simply placed a mixing bowl on top of a metal sauce pan (instant double boiler created).
  • Add just enough water to your pan allowing it to almost touch the bottom of the mixing bowl.
  • Place on a stove top and set to medium-high heat.
  • Stir the chocolate until it starts to melt. Then immediately take the chocolate off the heat and keep stirring until fully melted.
  • Save for later.
Divine Chocolate Baking Bar

Step 3 | Mix together dry ingredients + chocolate

  • Mix together the flour, sugar, and baking powder directly into a coffee mug of choice.
  • Add in the melted chocolate.
Mocha Mug Cake

Step 4 | Mix in the remaining ingredients

  • Mix in the coffee, milk, coconut oil & vanilla, stirring until smooth.
Mocha Mug Cake

Step 5 | Microwave on high for 45-75 seconds

Mocha Mug Cake

Step 6 | Place a mini chocolate on top & enjoy

Mocha Mug Cake
Mocha Mug Cake

What's your favorite way to combine both coffee & chocolate? Let me know in the comments below.

Bottoms up!