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Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cake in a Cup – No Butter, No Milk, No Eggs – Easy Quick Sinful & Decadent

Updated on June 12, 2015
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C.E. Clark began cooking at age 11. Over the years, she developed a love for creating her own recipes. This is one of her most popular.

Quick & Easy Serendipity

I spent quite a while trying to make a lava cake in a cup but was never successful in making it turn out the way I wanted it to. Every experiment tasted delicious, but I could never make the chocolate melt in the center like lava cakes are supposed to do.

This cake, however, is super yummy and as stated below, contains no animal products and so I believe it is different in that way from the other recipes I found on the Internet.

This is a 1 Cup serving that vegetarians will love too!

No Leftovers to tempt you later, and you can make as many as you want if you have a guest or two.

This recipe includes no milk, no butter, and no dairy products or animal products of any kind. No eggs. It is easy to prepare and makes a delicious quick treat -- and it is inexpensive.

I have not tried this recipe with gluten free flour, but if someone would like to substitute that flour for the all-purpose flour I list in this recipe, I would like to know how it turns out. I have no experience with gluten free flour.

So Yummy and Chocolatey!

Whipped cream melting into this cake is so delicious!
Whipped cream melting into this cake is so delicious! | Source

YUM!

Looks very impressive and festive to serve guests or makes a great snack for somebody with a chocolate craving . . .
Looks very impressive and festive to serve guests or makes a great snack for somebody with a chocolate craving . . . | Source

Ingredients

2 Tbsp all purpose flour

2 ½ Tbsp granulated sugar

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

a pinch of salt (approx. 1/16 tsp)

a pinch of baking soda (approx. 1/16 tsp)

a pinch of baking powder (approx. 1/16 tsp)

1 tsp vanilla

2 Tbsp olive oil (or your favorite cooking oil)

4 Tbsp water

4 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips

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1 Tbsp olive oil or your favorite cooking oil (optional -- some people like a creamier chocolate, but I like it just as well without the oil and added fat calories)

2 Tbsp semi-sweet Chocolate chips

Reserve the 2 Tbsp of chocolate chips for sprinkling on top of the batter after it is in the microwavable container.

I noted that adding the 4 Tbsp of water gave a more cake-like result. If you use only 3 Tbsp of water you will have a more brownie like result. Try it both ways and see which way you prefer.

Brownie Style

This is how it looks with 3 Tblsp water instead of 4.  It doesn't rise as high.  Tastes more like a brownie.  This is an oversized cup.
This is how it looks with 3 Tblsp water instead of 4. It doesn't rise as high. Tastes more like a brownie. This is an oversized cup. | Source

Pretty Pansies

Fine English Bone China Mugs - Pansy Basket Chintz on Pale Yellow - Set of Two
Fine English Bone China Mugs - Pansy Basket Chintz on Pale Yellow - Set of Two
Pretty Pansies are microwave and dishwasher safe! Imported from England and make an elegant presentation of this recipe!
 

Pretty and Practical!

Francois et Mimi, Set of 6 Large 16 Ounce Ceramic Coffee Mugs (Polka Dot)
Francois et Mimi, Set of 6 Large 16 Ounce Ceramic Coffee Mugs (Polka Dot)
Cheerful and pretty, microwave and dishwasher safe. Perfect for brightening anyone's day! Just right for this recipe . . .
 

Directions

Prepare a microwavable container that you will place in your microwave to ‘cook’ this cake. I use an oversized coffee cup. There is no need to use cooking spray or any other oil. Just place the 4 Tbsp of chocolate chips in the bottom of your chosen microwavable container. Then pour 1 Tbsp of olive oil over them (this step is optional as previously mentioned). Set the container with the chocolate chips aside while you mix the batter.

Directions for Batter

Start with a large cereal bowl as your mixing bowl.

Measure and combine all dry ingredients. Mix well. I like to add the cocoa in after I have mixed the other ingredients together well so that I can see that the white ingredients are well mixed before adding the cocoa that colors everything.

After all dry ingredients are well combined, add vanilla, water, and oil. Stir the ingredients together carefully so that they do not splash out of the bowl. Just takes a minute or so and once it is well mixed pour it into the microwavable container you set aside with the chocolate chips and oil in the bottom.

Finally, sprinkle the other 2 Tbsp of chocolate chips on top of the batter in the microwavable container.

Next, microwave for 1 minute and 25 seconds on high. Let stand for about 5 minutes to cool so that you do not burn your tongue or mouth, and it’s ready to eat!

Extras

Add some whipped cream to the top if you like. Ice cream is good too, although I like my cake warm and ice cream on top tends to cool it off too quickly for my liking, but it may be perfect for you.

You can also add caramel or chocolate ice cream topping to the whipped cream if you like, and even sprinkle a few chopped pecans on top. Yes, and a cherry too, if you like, to make it look even more festive.

To make it look even more special you may want to invest in some pretty cups. They don’t have to be identical in order to match. Yard sales often have good selections of odd cups that are perfect for serving a snack like this one.

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© 2014 C E Clark

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