Vegan Molten Chocolate mug cake is ready in just 2 minutes. It’s decadent, smooth and absolutely heavenly! You won’t believe that this lava cake is made in the microwave.
Do you ever get these crazy chocolate cravings? Or molten chocolate cake cravings? I know I do, and when I need my quick fix I just make this seriously awesome microwave mug cake that literally takes a couple of minutes from start to finish! This molten chocolate cake is suitable for pregnant women as it doesn’t contain any eggs.
CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
If you’ve never made a chocolate mug cake in the microwave then you’re seriously missing out. I remember when I first saw this idea on the internet a few years ago, and I thought a chocolate cake in a mug? huh? How does that even work? Turns out that making a chocolate cake is much easier then anyone can ever imagine.
I also have a hobby of turning our well-loved recipes into vegan recipes. And this is exactly what I’ve done to this chocolate mug cake recipe!
VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE
I love vegan desserts. One of my favourites that you must try is this Vegan Chocolate Cake that bakes in the oven. The lava cake is a bit different, as it’s just sooo easy to make and can literally be ready in 2 minutes! The original recipe calls out for an egg and milk. However, I find it a bit difficult having to use HALF of an egg to make one portion of this molten chocolate mug cake. I mean, it’s a bit of a mess having to divide an egg into 2 halves. Plus, it’s not like I will ever use the other half of an egg anyway.
So the best substitute here that actually works is banana. You only need a little bit, I normally add 1/2 or 1/3 of a banana depending on the size of it. I would recommend using a very ripe banana if you having one sitting on your countertop.
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE LAVA MUG CAKE
First of all, you need a mug! I’m sure that you have one, and I don’t really believe that using a specific shape of a mug can give you the best results. I usually go for a shallower mug that isn’t very tall just because it makes eating the cake much easier.
Simply start by mashing 1/2 or 1/3 of a banana.
Then add the rest of the ingredients.
To make this, I’ve used:
Whisk all of the ingredients together with a fork until well combined.
Your batter is ready now and can go into the microwave. I usually cook this cake for 60 seconds on 700w. It is very important not to overcook your lava cake, as cooking it for too long in the microwave will result in an ordinary chocolate sponge cake.
Microwaves vary from one to another, so you will have to remove your mug cake from the microwave once the edges set and the center is still a bit wet and shiny.
I am so excited to introduce you guys to Snapfish. You probably already know how much I love personalised things for myself and to give as gifts. I always thought that personalised gifts are the best, they are meaningful and super cute.
Snapfish is a seriously awesome website that prints photos on different items. Of course, you can order classic photo prints in different styles and sizes from their website, but the special thing about Snapfish is that you can order different kinds of product and print photos on them.
My favourite is the tempered glass cutting board (shown in the picture above) that I’ve chosen a pretty leaf print for, and written Little Sunny Kitchen on it using a cute font. This cutting board makes a unique gift for that foodie in your life! On their website, when you personalise a gift there are many cute embellishments to choose from to add to your prints.
I also ordered a set of 6 personalised photo coasters from Snapfish. These coasters add a fun touch to any coffee table, I even ordered a set for my friend to give on her birthday and she loved it because it had pictures of her friends and that made it a really meaningful gift.
HOW TO PRINT YOUR FAVOURITE INSTAGRAMS FOR A QUICK AND EASY FOODIE GIFT
One of my favourite features on Snapfish, is that you can easily upload images from your Instagram and directly add them to the products that you’ve chosen for the pictures to be printed on. On Instagram, we all usually post images that we’re 100% happy with so I guess that’s where you can find your best pictures. And if you’re a foodie like me, you probably post lots of food inspired pictures on your account. So next time you’re looking for a quick and easy foodie gift, then head over to Snapfish, link your Instagram account, upload the images and have fun!
Simply link your Instagram account to Snapfish on their website, and start printing these Instagrams! Pick your favourite layout, edit the colours, add text, add designs, backgrounds and embellishments… The possibilities are endless!
If you go on the Snapfish website, you will also find many fun gift ideas such as photobooks, mugs, personal cookbooks, calendars, and even beach towels, blankets and many more. All of their items can be personalised, and printed on.
Snapfish typically take about 3 days to prepare your order, and then the delivery is really quick! Their website is really easy to use, and they offer a lot of budget-friendly items to choose from.
Now back to the recipe…
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE IN A MUG (VIDEO)
I created a video to show you how I make this wonderful chocolate mug cake in a few simple steps. In the video, you can also see my personalised glass cutting board that I got from Snapfish! Scroll down to the recipe card to find the video.
I hope that you will give this recipe a try. If you make this Chocolate lava cake in a mug, please don’t forget to rate this recipe and share a picture on social media. Tag #LittleSunnyKitchen in your posts as I would really love to see your creations!
Vegan Molten Chocolate Mug Cake
2-minute vegan molten chocolate mug cake that's made in the microwave with very simple ingredients.
- 1/2 banana
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1.5 tbsp cacao powder
- 3 tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
In a mug, mash the banana then add the rest of the ingredients and whisk together with a fork until well combined.
Microwave on 700w for 60 seconds. It might be different from one microwave to another, but stop cooking when the edges set and the center is still a bit wet and shiny. If you over bake the batter, you will get just a regular cake.
*If you don't want to bake this molten cake in the microwave, you can just bake it in the oven for around 10 minutes on 200c.
This post is sponsored by Snapfish. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Little Sunny Kitchen happen. All opinions are my own.