Craving something sweet? This chocolate chip mug cake is filled with chocolate chips, 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 as a regular cake, but they're a heck of a lot faster and simpler. If you're randomly craving something sweet, mug cakes are the way to go!
WHY THIS CHOCOLATE CHIP MUG CAKE IS THE BEST
- It's not only filled with chocolate chips, but with pecans too for added flavor and texture.
- It's made with whole wheat flour, so it's seriously guilt free.
- All you need is 2 minutes in order to make this cake, which may or may not make this the fastest dessert recipe ever.
HOW TO MAKE A CHOCOLATE CHIP MUG CAKE
Add the wet ingredients--the egg, syrup and vanilla extract--to your mug and use a fork to whisk them together.
Then add the flour and baking soda directly into your mug and again, stir everything until the batter is nice and smooth. You want to make sure there isn't any leftover flour on the bottom of your mug, too. Last, stir in the chocolate chips and pecans until they're well combined.
CAN I LEAVE OUT THE PECANS?
Sure can! If you just want this to be a regular chocolate chip cake, simply omit the pecans and add in a few extra chocolate chips instead.
HELP! MY CAKE DIDN'T BAKE THROUGH ALL THE WAY
I hear ya. The good thing about mug cakes is that they're fast. The bad thing about mug cakes is that every microwave is different, so cook times vary. I found that 1 minute 20 seconds was perfect for me, but you may need to do a trial run to see, but I think anywhere between 1 minute and 1 minute 45 seconds should be perfect.
OTHER QUICK DESSERT RECIPES
Chocolate Chip Pecan Mug Cake
- ⅓ cup whole wheat flour*
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoon maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon pecans
- 1 tablespoon 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.
Jaxey G says
This cake was a huge hit with my husband! Not too sweet, just right and I like that the recipe calls for whole wheat flour. I made it in a really small pyrex bowl and it was perfect. I used the exact recipe and it was delish! Thanks
It's not helpful unless someone has actually tried this 🙁
Hi Thea... what isn't helpful? I'll try to answer any questions you might have.
People r commenting, but not reviewing the actual receipe. I have NO idea if it was good or not. I thought there should be reviews and not comments, that's all. Thanks 😉
You said this was dairy free but the recipe includes egg. What do o replace the egg with? I don't have flax so flax eggs are out.
Hi Kim, Eggs actually aren't dairy, so that's why this mug cake is dairy free. Unfortunately the only substitution I'm aware of is a flax egg, and I haven't tried that in this recipe (though I'm assuming it would work).
Selena @ The Nutritious Kitchen says
Okay this mug cake is everything! I ALWAYS crave something sweet after dinner before bed...it's impossible for me to break that habit so I am all about having healthier options like this! Pinning :))
Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen says
My husband has been obsessed with mug cakes ever since I introduced him to them last year. He had no idea a dessert in the microwave could taste so good. He loves chocolate chip anything so I am sure he will love this as well! Pinninnngggg.
Claudia | Breakfast Drama Queen says
I haven't hopped on the mug cake train yet (because I have terrible luck when it comes to microwaves), but this cake looks awfully tempting! And your photos are so gorgeous!
Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says
i really need to make a mug cake! so easy!
Angelica @ Gardening in High Heels says
I am so making this for my next couch potato night. And then not feel so guilty about eating it!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
I adore HGTV too - and mug cakes (like this which not only look delish but also have a textural element thing going on) - such a quick and easy way to satisfy a craving! I dunno bout Adele though, every time my daughter tries to get me to listen to her, I fall asleep! GAH!
Sam @ PancakeWarriors says
Mug cakes are like instant satisfaction! However, they are so dangerous because you literally have dessert in 2 minutes 🙂 But I'm all about some healthy dessert!! These look great!
Dani @ Dani California Cooks says
I have yet to jump on the mug cake train but I know when I do I won't look back...
Liora- Althingsloveli says
A pancake-esq mug cake sounds like the best thing ever.
Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food says
I thought I wanted a mug cake last night, but even that was too much work for my lazy self haha. I ate a few chocolate chips and a spoonful of cashew butter instead.
I'm obsessed with Adele's new song. Like, I listen to it on repeat in my car I love it so much.