Every lazy student wants their food in minutes, and that’s why many turn to cakes, brownies, cookies, etc. in a mug. However, to avoid the Freshman 15 and the other dreaded results of unhealthy eating, I made a healthy alternative that will taste just as rich and just as fast.

Chocolate Cake In a Mug

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:90 seconds
  • Total Time:4 minutes 30 seconds
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or almond flour)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • pinch Salt

Step 1

Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt into medium-sized bowl. Mix dry ingredients.

Photo by Alexa Denenberg
Photo by Alexa Denenberg

Step 2

Melt coconut oil in microwave for 20 seconds and mash 1/2 a banana. Then add to dry ingredients.

Photo by Alexa Denenberg
Photo by Alexa Denenberg

Step 3

Then mix in almond butter and vanilla extract to the batter. Next, pour the mixture into the mug.

Photo by Alexa Denenberg
Photo by Alexa Denenberg

Step 4

Then finally sprinkle your creation with as much chocolate chip as your heart desires (and the mug allows for).

Photo by Alexa Denenberg
Photo by Alexa Denenberg

Step 5

Cook in microwave for 90 seconds.

Step 6

Remove from microwave and enjoy!

#SpoonTip: Make sure to wear oven mitts when you take the mug out since it’s going to be hotter than Zac Efron on that handle.

Photo by Alexa Denenberg
Photo by Alexa Denenberg