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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 for real at age 11, and over the years developed a love of 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 16-Ounce Ceramic Coffee Mugs, Large, Polka Dot, Set of 6
Francois et Mimi 16-Ounce Ceramic Coffee Mugs, Large, Polka Dot, Set of 6

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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      C E Clark 2 months ago from North Texas

      Robert Sacchi, thank you for checking this recipe out. Hope you've had a chance to try it and that it turned out to your liking. :)

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      Robert Sacchi 3 months ago

      This seems easy and delicious. I will have to look this article up again and try making it. Thank you.

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      C E Clark 11 months ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for commenting and for the beautiful poem just for me! I really hope you enjoy this cake. I would be making it if I could. Something that isn't leftover beckoning one to eat more than one should, and not heating the house up to bake it. Blessings and hugs for you and John. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 11 months ago from Texas

      My dear and beautiful friend Au fait

      I had to make this cake today

      Then instead of eating it I wanted to put it on display

      But hubby took a look and took it away

      Guess I will make another one the same way

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      I hope all is well with you

      Blessings and hugs dear friend

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      C E Clark 13 months ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for coming by and shedding light on this recipe.

      Things have been going their usual the last few days. Hope all is well with you. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 13 months ago from Texas

      I am back to share this wonderful hub again with those that have not read it or tried your recipe.

      I have written a couple of hubs but, I am discouraged from publishing because of the Hubber score dropping.

      I do hope that all is well with you.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      C E Clark 14 months ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for gracing this recipe with one of your entertaining rhymes and bringing attention to it. Hope all is well with you . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 14 months ago from Texas

      I am back again to share this sin

      When you want a cup of Cake

      One that you don't have to Bake

      Just nuke it for Goodness Sake.

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      I hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and hugs

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      C E Clark 19 months ago from North Texas

      Peggy W., thank you for taking time to share this recipe again. It is so quick and easy if one needs a special little snack to keep them going, or to share with a few guests. Hope you and hubby have a wonderful Christmas!

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      C E Clark 19 months ago from North Texas

      Marge, so glad you found my recipe and I hope it was everything you were looking for. Thanks for commenting!

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      Peggy Woods 19 months ago from Houston, Texas

      People who are engaged in all the holiday preparations might really appreciate taking the time out for this treat in a cup that is so simple to prepare. Sharing this again. We are finally getting some cold weather in parts of Texas. Stay warm up there!

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      Marge 19 months ago

      I am so ready to indulge in this sweet cup. thanks for the recipe.

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      C E Clark 22 months ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for coming by and commenting. Hope you are staying cool! Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 22 months ago from Texas

      I came back to share this, it is such a treat when you want something sweet (I use Stevia instead of sugar) but don't want a lot of calories.

      I hope all is well with you, take care my friend

      Blessings and hugs

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      C E Clark 22 months ago from North Texas

      AleciaC, thank you for commenting on this recipe. Whipped cream and ice cream are great additions, although ice cream tends to cool down the mushy chocolate chips and make them harden, but it's so decadent I love it with or without ice cream. Whipped cream is probably better. :)

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      Linda Crampton 22 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This cake sounds absolutely delicious! I love the fact that it's so easy to make. Chocolate cake is my favourite type, so I will definitely be trying this recipe. I'll be adding whipped cream to the cake, too!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Lori P., thank you for stopping back and letting us know how it turned out for you and that substituting artificial sweeteners and carob works good too!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Truthfornow, thank you for checking this recipe out. I hope you get a chance to try it!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Prettynutjob30, thank you for checking out this recipe! Lori P. has reported back that she substituted the sugar with artificial sweeteners, so that is something you might try if weight gain is really a concern. I find that not having desert for a few days after I splurge on something like this takes it back off again.

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      Lori Chidori Phillips 2 years ago from Southern California USA

      I tried it with artificial sweeteners and it came out just fine. I've made this several times using sugar, too. Just a note: Be careful not to overcook or it will become rubbery! Most microwave "baked" things tend to be rubbery if you aren't careful.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      TIMETRAVELER2, thank you for commenting on this recipe and the upvote too! It would be great for RV traveling, but it's so easy to make, one could conceivably be tempted to make another. ;) A great bedtime snack especially with some whipped cream or ice cream added.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Shanmarie, thank you for checking out this recipe. I'm glad it appeared at the right moment and I hope you love it as much as I do!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Colorfulone, just add some whipped cream and/or ice cream, whatever flavor your mom prefers, and it will be heavenly! I hope she loves it as much as I do! Thank you for stopping by!!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for coming by and sharing your experience with carob chips. Goodand useful information. Also appreciate the votes and the share. Hope you're staying cool today . . .

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Pstraubie48, thank you for your lovely compliments and for sending the angels and for taking time to do all those things. Yes, Shyron responded to your question as she is allergic to chocolate and must use carob. She has tried it and it has worked great for her, but read it for yourself, it's just above your own comment.

      Be generous with the ice cream and/or whipped cream and all should come out well.

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      truthfornow 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Looks really fancy but seems so simple to make. I like the idea of a single serving - satisfies a craving without tempting you to eat a whole entire cake.

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      Mary 2 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      This recipe looks delicious, I will probably have to work out an extra hour, but this looks yummy enough to be worth it.

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      TIMETRAVELER2 2 years ago

      This would be a great dessert for RV travelers to make when they are on the road. What I like is that it's quick, easy and you won't have to store it or be tempted to eat more. Me lika dis dish!! Voted Up.

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      How funny. I was just thinking about mug cakes and wanting a good recipe. And just like that, this hub appeared at the top of the news feed!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Sounds yummy. This will be served to my dear Mom, she loves her sweets. Thank you!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au Fait, I love this so much. Yes! Patricia the Carob Chips word same as chocolate chips, and better for me.

      Have a blessed day, both of you.

      Thumb up, UABI and shared. SS

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Every time I pass this I think "I must try this." My question is this...will carob chips work just as well?

      I would like to make this for guests and do want it to be as divine as yours sounds and looks.

      Wishing you well and sending blessings and Angels your way this morning ps

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Peggy W, thank you for sharing this recipe! You're right, it doesn't heat up the kitchen much and there are no tempting leftovers. Just right for one person to temporarily assuage that chocolate craving.

      My a/c has been better, but it's still limping along. Currently 91 Degrees F. at 12:45 PM. Stay cool!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Since you gravitated towards a dessert recipe in one of my hubs, I thought that I would take a look at this one again. The nice part about this is that it would not heat up a kitchen since it is now entering the hot months of the year here in Texas. Hope your AC unit is working well! Ours is humming along these days! Sharing once again.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Akriti Mattu, thank you for checking my recipe out. Hope you get to try it soon!

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Wow looks yummy. Voted up

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Besarien, I hope you've had a chance to try this out. It is a quick easy way to get a chocolate fix and you can add whipped cream and ice cream too if you like, but I prefer mine warm from the oven. Thanks for commenting!

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      Besarien 2 years ago

      This is a stroke of genius! No one in my house eats sweets other than me. This looks delicious and is the perfect one serving of pure decadence. I am going to try it and let you know what I think!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Poetryman6969, appreciate your visit to this recipe! Sorry, me and Shyron are not the same people. I don't write poetry. She did write a poem and a recipe about cake in a cup, but if you check the recipe it is different from mine. Hers is very good and she is indeed a gifted poet too.

      Hope you will get a chance to try both of our cakes in a cup and then you can decide which is better. Expect it will be a tough decision because we're both pretty good cooks.

      Thank you again for taking time to check this out!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I think I read about your cake in a cup in a poem somewhere. Voted up. Looks like I will have to try it!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for commenting! It is good for a quick treat for chocoholics. :)

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      This looks so delicious and will be a handy treat this summer when the grandkids are around. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Ezzly, it's just the thing when you're wanting something sweet and chocolatey, and it's fast and easy too!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      This looks delicious , I can't wait to try it, thanks for sharing !

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Kiss and Tales, thank you for checking this recipe out and leaving a comment. I hope you get a chance to try it out. It's so easy and quick. I found it wasn't quite enough and I had to make 2! Great with ice cream on top, too, like in the photo.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Kristen Howe, thank you for checking out this recipe. I hope you have a chance to try it soon.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Delicious recipe! I would love to make it someday soon. Wonderful hub!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Peggy W, thank you for sharing this recipe! Yes, today is the perfect day to serve this delicious treat to a few, one or two, or just to oneself. It's perfect for a quick chocolate fix because it quick and easy. Happy Valentine's Day!

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Somehow my comments hasn't gotten through. Delicious and yumny--I'll try it out sometime soon.

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      Kiss andTales 2 years ago

      Great recipe especially for people with dairy problems like myself, coco is good non dairy whip cream if I can find it again, and dark chocolate would be the substitute I would use.

      Thanks for sharing this treat Aufait.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      It looks delicious to me. I would love to check out that recipe and be brave to make it someday.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Happy Valentine's Day Au fait! There might be some people who would like to share a cup of chocolate in this manner on this day with their loved ones. Sharing once again!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for commenting on this article. I'm sorry it's taken so long to get back, but I only just discovered your comment when I responded to peachpurple. For some reason your comment was placed in Spam. I know I should check that folder regularly because every now and then somebody's comment ends up there when it shouldn't, and I don't know why.

      I have Skype loaded on my phone, but I don't know how to use it either. Never have. Have you tried Googling "how to use Skype?" Or "how does Skype work?" That's what I'll have to do one of these days.

      Did my tax return and have still more bureaucracy to get done. More problems to deal with. Hope all is well there and that you enjoyed this beautiful day. Blessings and hugs dear friend . . .

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Peachpurple, thank you for checking this recipe out. I hope you get to try it!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      indeed, this cup looks very sinful to my tummy but worth to grab it

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      I need to make this warm-up cake.

      I talked to my step-son yesterday during the BIG game and they have 18 inches of snow and are expecting more. I did not hear from my son who lives in Chicago proper.

      I will try to call him today, but It is difficult, I have to go through a TTY operator. Cause I don't know how to do Skype.

      I wish someone would write a hub how to Skype, right this moment I don't know when I will have the time.

      Blessings and Hugs

      Take care!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Peggy W, thank you for sharing this article! Yes it is quick and easy and personally, I like cake warm from the oven no matter if it's for one or a regular full-sized cake.

      It's to warm up a little in a couple of days and that will be just right for me. Hope all is well there. Take care . .

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      As cold as it is in Texas right now not to mention our neighbors up north who have even harsher temperatures, this recipe might appeal to more people right now who might be thinking of just staying warm inside their homes who might enjoy a tasty treat that is easy to make. Sharing once again. Stay warm Au fait! Looking forward to spring!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Pstraubie48, thank you for coming by and checking this recipe out and for bookmarking it! Very much appreciate the angels. Like love and prayers, one can never have too many, and I need their help right now.

      Blessing to you and yours. Merry Christmas!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Thelma Alberts, thank you for commenting and for sharing this recipe! Happy Holidays!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Peggy W for sharing this article! Things are as good as they can be and I hope all is well with you too.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Looks good. I saw a cookie in a cup the other day which is similar to those. Now I have two to try. Bookmarking to add to my files.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Angels are on the way to you ps

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      What a delicious easy recipe to make! My mouth is watering for this. Thanks for sharing. I´ll share it in my fb for an easy finding for me when I need it.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Time for another share. People could probably enjoy a rest from all of the holiday activities and treat themselves to this delicious sounding sweet treat that is so easy to prepare. Hope you are doing well.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Vespawoolf, thank you for stopping in and checking out this recipe! Ice cream would be a great topping.

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      vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

      What a clever and delicious idea! I like that it´s vegan friendly, too. Most of us have these ingredients in the kitchen pantry. I´ll have to give it a try! I would probably prefer it topped with ice cream. Thanks!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      DeborahDian, thank you for checking this recipe out. I hope you get to try it and that you like it. Just takes a few minutes. I think it would work best for just one, and perhaps as many as three people since you have to measure out the ingredients for each one and microwave each one separately. Very chocolatey!

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      Deborah Carr 2 years ago from Orange County, California

      This is the perfect recipe for an occasional dinner party or special occasion, like Valentine's Day or an anniversary. I love this idea!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Margaret Schindel, no problem about the name. I think it does one good to know that what they love is also good for them, or at least not harmful. I think it raises the enjoyment quotient.

      Glad you're feeling at home here!

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      Margaret Schindel 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi C.E., my apologies for calling you by the wrong name! I must have had Christine on the brain because your first photo was by Christine Anderson. ;)

      I agree completely that many recipes lend themselves well to being made healthier and more nutritious without sacrificing flavor. In fact, my husband and I often prefer the flavors of my healthier recipe adaptations to those of the original recipes.

      Thanks very much for your kind words about my recipes and articles. I'm still working my way through my transferred lenses to bring them into compliance with HubPages' requirements and to fix formatting and missing content that didn't make it over during the import process. I'm liking HP better and better the more I learn my way around it!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Margaret Schindel, thank you for checking out this recipe and for pinning it! Lots of recipes can be modified to be more healthful and still retain their delicious flavor that makes them favorites so that one need not feel guilty while enjoying them.

      Very much appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on my recipes and articles, but I must tell you, my name isn't Christine. :) I love that name and would prefer it to the one I have, but alas it can never be. I am C.E. Clark, or you can call me Au fait as most people here do.

      I remember years ago I met a woman who's name was Karen and I couldn't seem to get myself to call her anything but Nancy, because she looked for all the world like a classmate I had before graduating high school whose name was Nancy. She even had the same mannerisms! So maybe I remind you of someone named Christine. I hope she was nice if that's the case. :)

      Anyway, I hope you're getting settled in and finding HP to your liking. Your recipes and articles are sure to be well received as more and more people discover them!

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      Margaret Schindel 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      I've always to cook, bake and eat, and my husband and I are foodies. About six months ago we decided to make a major shift toward eating healthier, more wholesome and less processed food. In order to make this a permanent lifestyle change I immediately started searching for healthy recipes that also taste awesome and also have been developing quite a number of my own delicious and nutritious recipes. (I'm also continuing to dip into my extensive collection of decadent and not-so-healthy recipes and cookbooks from time to time, since a life without an occasional splurge hardly seems worth living.) Nearly all your recipes seem to be right up my alley and I'm looking forward to trying many of them including this one, which I've pinned to my Healthy Recipes That Taste Awesome! board on Pinterest. Thanks so much for sharing!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      DealForALiving, thank you for coming by and checking this recipe out. It's so easy and perfect for a chocolate fix. Hope you get to try it sometime.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for coming by and voting/sharing this recipe. How did it turn out with the Carob Powder?

      My days at work would be fine if it just wasn't so awful hot.

      I haven't spoken to Aunt Jimi for a few days, but since she has said all along that there just isn't enough time in the day, that is probably at least part of the reason that she removed her hubs. I went over there and checked when I read your comment and for sure there is nothing left over there.

      Blessings and hugs to you also, and John too. I'm praying for his quick recovery because I know how difficult it is to keep him relaxing for very long and it takes time to heal. :)

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      Wow, seeing the picture of the whipped cream melting into the cake made me so hungry!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I am going to make this today with Carob Powder to replace cocoa.

      Voted up UABI and shared

      I hope your day went well

      P.S. I just went to Aunt Jimi and all her hubs are gone. Have you talked to her lately? I miss her wit and good humor.

      Blessings and hugs to you again dear friend

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Shyron, you are saying that you tried this recipe with no cocoa and white chocolate chips and it turned out good? If so, that is good to know. Lots of people are not able to eat chocolate and it would be great news for them especially.

      Thank you for coming back and letting me and my readers know that white chocolate works just fine, and for the votes and share. I guess except for the awful heat, this past week went OK. Good to talk to you las' night. Hope you're having a cool weekend! Blessings and hugs to you also, and take care . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, came back to share this again. It turned out good and I will make it again, right now I am stuffed.

      Voted up UABI and shared

      I hope your day went well

      Blessings and hugs to you dear friend.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Vellur, thank you for checking this recipe out! Hope you get to try it soon.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Victoria Baughman, thank you for coming by and checking this recipe out! I love it. It's a quick, easy, chocolate fix.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Carter06, thank you for stopping by and checking this recipe out, and also for the votes and share. Hope you will have a chance to try it. It's guaranteed to take care of a chocolate craving.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Delicious and easy to make, thank you for sharing this recipe.

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      Victoria Baughman 2 years ago from Michigan

      You had me at Chocolate. I'm definitely trying this recipe and sharing it with my friends and family! Thank you!

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      Mary 2 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Wow I'm so glad to have found this Au fait..so simple, so decadent and no doubt delicious..thanks for this yummy recipe, will have to give it a go..

      VUU & A & shared..Cheers

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for stopping in. I hope your white chocolate cake in a cup turns out great and I want to know about it when it does. It would be a great alternative to this recipe for people like yourself who can't eat chocolate.

      Hugs and blessings to you also. Try not to let the bureaucracy get you down for as you know, bureaucrats are with us always . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Have to make this with Hershey's white chocolate chips (I know they are not actually chocolate) anyway I will use the so called "white chocolate". I will let you know how it turns out

      Blessings and hugs to you my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Becky Puetz, thank you for checking my recipe out! Hope you get a chance to try it. Doesn't take long, but it's oh so rich and chocolatey. Guaranteed to fix a chocolate craving!

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      Becky 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Oh... this looks and sounds wonderful. I love chocolate ! I am definitely going to try this single serving delight very soon. Thanks

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Jenn-Anne, thank you for stopping. Hope you do try it. It's a great easy fast chocolate fix!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Peggy W, thank you for Google+ing and sharing this recipe!

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      Jenn-Anne 2 years ago

      Sounds yummy and simple - will definitely have to give this one a try!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Lori P., thank you for stopping by. Please let me and my readers know how this recipe turns out using almond flour!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Sharing this again Au fait and also sending it to G+.

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      Lori Chidori Phillips 2 years ago from Southern California USA

      I'm going to try this with almond flour for a low-carb/gluten free version! Thanks again!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      sadstill22, thank you for coming by and checking out this recipe. I hope you get a chance to try it. It's so easy and quick you have a chocolate fix in practically no time! It is yummy with whipped cream too.

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      Poca 2 years ago from Hubpages, My World

      wow, it looks easy and i love the peak of whipped cream

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Peggy W, thank you so much for tweeting and sharing this recipe! It is easy and so chocolaty! Hope you get to try it soon. You'll be hooked.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      PegCole17, Thank you for coming by and commenting. I hope you will try it because it is very rich since it has real cocoa in it.

      I recently tried some of those just add water to Betty Crocker mixes already in the little plastic bowls and I must say they weren't nearly as tasty and so expensive for such tiny little cakes! $250 for 2 of them and I still had to make them. This recipe is so much yummier AND less expensive.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Taking another look at this and will share again in addition to giving it a tweet. Such an easy dessert to make!

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Chocolate chip cake in a cup sounds divinely decadent. This recipe is great for that quick fix needed when someone is hungry for something quick and easy. Great idea for a small dessert just for one. I like it and hope to try this recipe soon.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Torrs13, thank you for stopping by. If you are a dark chocolate fan (70% or more cocoa) then chocolate is actually good for you and you can go ahead and have some every day. One thing about cake in a cup -- you have to make another cup of cake from scratch in order to have another serving, there are no seconds calling your name . . .

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Ebonny, thank you for stopping by. Good luck meeting your goals!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      TimeTraveler2, thanks for coming by!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Moonlake, so good to see you again! Thank you for commenting and pinning this recipe. It is super easy and you can have your cake in less than 5 minutes with prep and cook time together.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for commenting Shyron. Glad you like skipping the egg because it simplifies and speeds up the time it takes to make this recipe and it costs less too. Thanks for the votes and share too. Many blessings to you also dear friend.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Writer Fox, thank you for coming by. It's great for breakfast whether someone else serves it or you make it yourself. I never liked traditional breakfast foods that much. I always preferred pizza, macaroni and cheese, or some other leftovers from the night before. Your suggestion sounds good to me.

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      Tori Canonge 3 years ago from California

      This recipe looks delicious! I'm liking all of these different 'mug recipes' but they are making my chocolate and sweet addictions even worse! Haha. I will have to give this one a try!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      DDE, thanks for stopping by!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      sadstill22, thank you for coming by. So glad this recipe was just what you were looking for.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for coming by and for the votes and share. So sorry to hear you had a migraine. They are truly hell. I hope you will share the results of your experiment with the white chocolate.

      Blessings to you also . . .

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Lacey Taplin, thank you for coming by and sharing more options. I bet the coffee makes for a good taste!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Faith Reaper, thank you for coming by. Whenever I get a craving for rich chocolate, this does the trick in a hurry!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Hady Chahine, thank you for commenting on this hug! Glad it appeals to you, and I hope you found the necessary assistance to get a chocolate fix.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Peggy W for commenting, pinning, sharing, and voting on this recipe! I know there are a few people like my dear friend Shyron who cannot eat chocolate, and she is going to try making it with white chocolate. I'm waiting to hear how that turns out . . .

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      Ebonny 3 years ago from UK

      This one sound irrestibible - will bookmark for a treat for next time I meet one of my targets. Thanks for sharing.

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      TIMETRAVELER2 3 years ago

      Looks deelish...thanks for this one!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      This looks so good and easy. I'm pinning it to my cake board. We're always looking for something sweet and easy to make.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, his is awesome, I am happy to eliminate the egg, which I detest.

      Anyone who wants a quick cake for one should keep this recipe close to their microwave.

      Thumbs up, UABI and shared.

      Blessings and have a good day.

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      Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      This looks delicious! This is a great idea for serving with breakfast-in-bed.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Word55, thank you for at least looking. Carrot cake is yummy, but I have to say, when it comes to this cake you don't know what you're missing. ;)

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      billybuc, I hope you'll have the opportunity to try this. It's a great way to get a quick and easy chocolate fix. Yes, I do know who Groucho and the Marx brothers were. ;) Thank you so much for coming by and leaving such a wonderful comment!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great recipe so simple and looks a lovely treat.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Wow Au fait, gonna make this, as soon as possible. Going to use white chocolate though, I have a bit of a migraine left over from to much fun in the sun yesterday.

      Thumbs up, UABI, and shared and pinned.

      Can't wait to try this.

      Blessings always

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      Poca 3 years ago from Hubpages, My World

      this is the best article i m looking for

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      Lacey Taplin 3 years ago from Highlands Ranch, CO

      I make something similar to this and will sometimes use coffee instead of water for a bit of a mocha taste. I also use honey instead of sugar (for the comementer above).

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, my, this sounds and looks heavenly! I must try this one. Thank you for sharing. It doesn't get any better than quick, easy and decadent.

      Up and more and away

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      Hady Chahine 3 years ago from Manhattan Beach

      It's late and I just finished dinner. Now I am sitting at my computer enjoying a cup of coffee and wishing I had a tasty treat to fill that space in my stomach I reserved for some kind of reward...I just didn't know what sounded best. Of course, I then stumble upon your hub and oh' man my face lit up with a huge smile. Now I am off to beg for assistance because the kitchen is not my stomping ground and I want this in my belllllly and now! ; )

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Lori P., thank you for coming by. I have never tried any artificial sweeteners, so I don't know how well they may work out, but if you try it, come back and let us all know how it comes out!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This does look sinfully delicious especially for chocolate lovers! I can think of a few friends of mine that would like this recipe. Voting up and useful, pinning to Awesome Hubpages and will share with my followers.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Au fait,

      Looks like a yummy desert, no doubt. When you come up with a vegan desert recipe like a carrot cake then I'll be happy to try it. However, thanks for sharing.*

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Remember Groucho Marx? Say the magic word.....well you said it with "chocolate chip"....thanks for a recipe made in heaven.

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      Lori Chidori Phillips 3 years ago from Southern California USA

      Thanks! Can't wait to try! I will use coconut oil for health reasons, but thank you. Do you know if I can substitute sugar replacement (Splenda, agave syrup?)

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