Craving something sweet? This dairy free mug cake is filled with chocolate chips and pecans and then drizzled with maple syrup. It’s ready in under 5 minutes, too!
Don’t you just love mug cakes? They’re not quite the same (i.e. quite as GOOD) as a regular cake, but they’re a heck of a lot faster and simpler. I myself go through mug cake phases, kind of like how I go through breakfast/music/TV show phases. I’m currently in an oats for breakfast, Adele and Lorde listening, HGTV watching, mug cake-eating phase, and definitely not complaining about it.
I am legitimately obsessed with Adele’s “Hello” and I’ve always been obsessed with Lorde but kind of forgot about her until a few days ago. ….kind of like mug cakes…. You see where this is going.
Sometimes I crave something sweet after dinner (shock), and when that happens I like having options. Typically speaking, a small piece of chocolate or a sweet smoothie does the trick, but sometimes I need something more. Enter: mug cakes. If you have yet to jump on the mug cake train, what are you waiting for?! Though once you do you will be addicted and feel the need to try ALL THE MUG CAKES. It’s ok, we all go through it.
This pecan mug cake reminds me of a pancake…. is that weird? It’s a “vanilla” cake filled with chocolate chips and pecans and then drizzled in maple syrup sooo…it’s basically a pancake. But a really delicious and filling and cake-like pancake. Intriguing, right?
Make it for yourself and see!
- ¼ cup+2 tbsp whole wheat flour*
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp pecans
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a microwave-safe mug; stir.
- Add egg, syrup and vanilla extract and mix with a fork.
- Stir in pecans and chocolate chips--stir everything together REALLY well.
- Microwave for approximately 1 minute and 20 seconds*********
- Drizzle with extra maple syrup and enjoy!
**********Microwave times vary depending on your microwave. You will need to leave it in for at LEAST 1 minute, but it could be anywhere between 1:00 and 1:45. If you don't know, put it in for 1 minute and then see if it's cooked through or not. If not, put it back in in intervals of 10 seconds.
Q: Have you hopped on the mug cake train? What music/TV show are you currently obsessing over?