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Microwave Mug Cake

Breads & Desserts


2 tablespoons self-rising fl our
1 1/2 tablespoons no-calorie sweetener (or table sugar)
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon of baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon oil
1 drop of vanilla extract


1. Combine the fl our, sweetener, cocoa powder and salt in the mug. Whisk gently until no lumps remain. If you don’t have self-rising fl our, use all-purpose fl our plus 1/8 cup baking powder.
2. Stir in the milk, olive oil and vanilla until smooth.
3. Pop in the microwave on high for 30-35 seconds. Don’t overcook! The cake will continue to cook as it sets and cools.
4. Cool 3-5 minutes.

Make it your own and serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, topped with berries, or go wild and add a drizzle of chocolate sauce!


This recipe originally appeared in the February 2021 issue of Today in Mississippi and was included in Rebecca Turner's article "Plated with Rebecca Turner."

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