First of all, my teenage daughters were very upset that I asked them to help with this mug cake project, and that we had to make them quite a few times (5 to be exact) until we got it right. They were just devastated to be making and sampling that much chocolate mug cake—ha! 100% kidding here, the sweet tooth runs strong in our family. My 10th grader’s recipe was the final winner that we’re sharing today, by the way.
Now, all that cake-making and sampling was certainly more than we normally have when it comes to sweets (we usually aim for one big treat a week, give or take!) since both the refined sugar and chocolate chips in this recipe clearly means it’s not real food. But, when it is time to indulge in something special … homemade (from scratch) definitely is the way to go!
So, we’re excited to share this super easy and fun recipe just in time to share with your Valentine this weekend … or whenever your heart desires! :)
Are Mug Cakes Safe to Eat?
Absolutely! Just make sure that you cook them long enough for all of the ingredients to cook thoroughly. Luckily, this recipe doesn’t call for eggs, so no need to worry about them being undercooked.
Can I Bake it in the Oven?
Yes, if you prefer to bake the mug cake in the oven make sure you use an oven-safe mug. Bake them at 350 degrees F for about 20-30 minutes. But really, how easy and quick is it to toss them in the microwave for a fun treat?!
Other Valentine’s Day Sweets You Might Enjoy
- 4-Ingredient Molten Lava Cakes
- 6-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake
- How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Dark Chocolate Whole-Wheat Brownies (and other Valentine’s Day Ideas!)